Kyle Rubin

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'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

As colleges feel pressure to graduate more students for less money, professors worry that the value of an education may be diminished.<p>Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. A proposal in Florida would let online courses …

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Why Obama's Education Department Is His (And College Students') Worst Enemy

Young Americans look to a college education as the surest way to bridge the widening gap between the richest and the rest in this new 21st century Gilded Age.<p>But as they try to study their way toward a secure future, millions of current and former students are finding themselves increasingly …

World's top 100 universities 2014: their reputations ranked by Times Higher Education

Harvard university has retained its number one spot on the Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking of universities, with US institutions taking eight of the top 10 positions.<p>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford follow to make up the top three. Cambridge and Oxford are …

No, Public Spending on Higher Education Isn't Regressive

Some argue that taxpayers shouldn't spend more on higher education because college students skew wealthy. But they haven't looked carefully at who's on campus these days.<p>To a certain kind of liberal, it's self-evident that the government should spend more money on universities. Cheap higher …

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

Great Lakes freeze draws record visitors to ice caves national park | CNN Travel

CNN Exclusive: Analysis shows two possible Indian Ocean paths for airliner

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 made drastic changes in altitude and direction after disappearing from civilian radar, U.S. officials told CNN on Friday, raising questions for investigators about just who was at the controls of the commercial jetliner that went missing one week ago with 239 people on …

Top 10: Beach Cities

See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Top 10 European Cities at Spring

With spring on the horizon, the romance of Europe seems more appealing than almost any other time of year. Rich in heritage, architecture, arts, music, and food, the Continent's cities welcome visitors with pretty flowers lining elegant boulevards, scintillating scenic coastlines, fine wines, and …

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Inspiration on Rails: Amtrak Rolls Out Residencies for Writers

Finding time to write and comfortable places in which to do it — ideally that fuel the muse — are often elusive for many writers, but a new Amtrak program aims to make attaining them a little easier.<p>This month, the company announced the launch of the #AmtrakResidency program. Up to 24 writers will …