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College, Inc.: October, 2011

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Want to earn more money? Study STEM.

A Georgetown economist offers further evidence that science and tech graduates earn more than everybody else, even with a “lesser” degree.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Research | Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011

St. Mary’s College to put displaced students on a cruise ship

An outbreak of mold at St. Mary’s College of Maryland left nowhere to house students. Then an alumnus of the sailing-intensive school had an idea: Put them on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Kiplinger anoints Washington and Lee a top liberal arts value

The University of Richmond, W&L’s lib-arts rival, also fares well on the annual list of best collegiate values.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Five arguments against a University of Maryland merger

President of the U-Md. campus in Baltimore — the likely junior partner in a proposed merger with the College Park campus — shares his faculty’s concerns.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Critics: Filmmakers, celebrities create market for exotic animals

Critic says animal preserves such as Terry Thompson’s provide exotic beasts for any number of unethical purposes, from bogus wildlife footage to supermodel photo shoots.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Study: Later classes = lower grades

Students who avoid early-morning classes tend to sleep more - - and to drink more. They wind up with lower grades.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Students

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Naval Academy prep school: asset or liability?

Roughly two-thirds of those who enter the Naval Academy Preparatory School go on to graduate in Annapolis. Does that bespeak success, or failure?

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Guest post: Teaching in the world’s most isolated classroom

A professor from the University of Wisconsin reflects on time spent at North Korea’s first privately funded university.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/13/2011

10 great college radio stations

The universe of college radio has become a jumble of Internet, AM and FM stations run by adults. But real, student-run stations endure.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Rankings

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Burst water pipe at Gallaudet displaces hundreds

Most students have since returned to Benson Hall dorm; concern now turns to potential mold and carpet removal.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Public safety, Students | Tags:  Gallaudet University

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Guest post: A clear path to a post-collegiate job

No private college reaped more applications this year than Northeastern in Boston. One reason is the school’s focus on preparing students for careers.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:58 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Guest post: Why one university is bringing back football

Launching a football team might seem odd in an economic downturn. But Stetson University’s president thinks it will help recruit students and build a brand.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Finance, Marketing

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011

College sticker shock: Is $55,000 the new $50,000?

Nineteen colleges now charge $55,000 or more in tuition, fees and living expenses, according to one of two new surveys of college sticker price.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Guest post: Let’s be up-front about merit aid

A college president says his school has offered merit discounts for 20 years and thinks other schools should be transparent about such awards.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Privates

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Marymount president goes for low-key inauguration

As collegiate events go, a presidential inauguration sometimes seems more like a coronation.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marymount University, Catholic University

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Harvard falls from top spot in global college rankings

CalTech is now regarded as the world’s top university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, an influential annual list

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Publics, Research

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011

What if the rankers ranked newspapers?

Daily papers love to chew on the latest collegiate rankings. But when was the last time we were ranked?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Guest post: Don’t bank on the net-price calculator

A financial aid official contends that no one formula can predict what college will cost for each individual student.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Admissions, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011

10 colleges with Klout

Texas A&M has displaced Stanford in a periodic ranking of colleges whose Twitter feeds generate the most interest.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Rankings | Tags:  Georgetown University, University of Maryland, George Washington University


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