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Chronicle of Higher Education: The Enrollment Picture for Private Colleges Isn’t Pretty. But Some Say There’s Hope.

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:24
Higher-ed experts weren’t surprised at troubling shortfalls in the Northeast. But they disagreed about what the trend meant — and how colleges should respond.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The College Scorecard Just Got Bigger. Here Are 4 Factoids From the New Data.

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:04
Want to know which program types have the highest median debt load? Look no further.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Killed a Venture-Backed Education Company? Researchers Counted the Ways.

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:30
A business called American Honors once sought to improve transfer opportunities for community-college students. A new analysis explains how those efforts went awry.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Enrollment Shortfalls Spread to More Colleges

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:33
The private institutions, in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, have rarely, if ever, had to worry about filling their classes.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What I’m Reading: ‘Teaching With Compassion’

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 16:00
An author’s book, and his life, model how to convey kindness, care, and concern to college students.

Chronicle of Higher Education: More Diverse, Still Stratified: Colleges Fall Short on Offering 'Good Value' Spots

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 15:30
Authors of a new book argue that too many students attend financially struggling colleges that are barely equipped to serve them well.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Selected New Books on Higher Education

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 15:00
Among the topics of the latest books are undergraduate research in the first two years of college and adapting high-impact learning practices to online education.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Commencement Speaker Pledges to Pay Off an Entire Class’s Student Loans

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:45
The billionaire Robert Smith makes a stunning announcement at Morehouse College.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Ohio State Sports Doctor Sexually Abused at Least 177 Men

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:42
Staff members knew of Richard H. Strauss’s misconduct as early as 1979, a report concludes, but he went undisciplined for 17 years.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges Have Anti-Drinking Rules on the Books, but Which Ones Actually Work?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:00
A new study aimed to find out. Tailgating bans? Yeah. Keg registration? Not so much.

Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Someone Is Going to End Up Dead’

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:00
The story of a rogue fraternity and the university that couldn’t — or wouldn’t — rein it in.

Chronicle of Higher Education: They Came, They Saw, They Translated: Here’s How Diplomas Get Their Latin

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:40
Every year, universities that confer degrees in Latin rely on scholars to ensure their translations aren’t a train wreck. It’s a taller order that you might think.

Chronicle of Higher Education: USC Paid Former Medical-School Dean, Accused of Drug-Fueled Double Life, Nearly $1 Million in Severance

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:39
The saga of Carmen Puliafito at the University of Southern California is just one of dozens of scandals in recent years that have cost colleges plenty.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Every Year, Boston Asks Its Colleges to Pay for Their Footprint. Every Year, They Come Up Short.

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:04
The city created a voluntary program to collect revenue from its largest tax-exempt institutions, like Harvard and Boston Universities.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Are SAT Takers Getting an ‘Adversity Score’? Here’s Some Context.

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:53
Dozens of colleges are using a new tool that measures students’ socioeconomic disadvantages. It’s an attempt to quantify the challenges many applicants encounter.

Chronicle of Higher Education: New Retirement Deal Could Offer Relief to Pennsylvania’s Struggling Public Colleges

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:33
Under an agreement between the State System of Higher Education and its faculty union, nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members would qualify for “phased” retirement this fall.

Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Texas Is Sued Over Affirmative Action in Admissions. Yes, Again.

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:00
The plaintiff is Students for Fair Admissions, the same group that has also sued Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why One Scholar Sees Little Evidence on Campus of a Free-Speech ‘Crisis’ — but Plenty of Panic

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:50
Jeffrey A. Sachs, a lecturer in politics at Canada’s Acadia University, believes that an overblown fear is gripping administrators and commentators.

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov: Signing Day: Every Team’s Most Important Recruit

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:12

As spring approaches, thousands of coaches and athletes from around the country get ready for National Signing Day, a day where press conferences are scheduled, coaches’ phones ring off the hook, a

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