College & University

Students to be offered university degrees over two years

Students studying in the UK will now be offered two-year degrees under plans outlined by education ministers on Friday.<p>Universities will now be given the option of providing fast-track courses, enabling them to raise tuition fees upwards of £13,000 a year.<p>The new degrees would mean that students …

Higher Education

Germany Providing Tuition-Free College As US Struggles

A student naps in a lecture hall at the Freie Universität, Berlin, Jan. 13, 2003.As the costs of going to college mount in the United States, a new …

Higher Education

Tests of ideology—beloved by Mao and Stalin—are heading toward reality on university campuses

Universities may be—or at least pretend to be—politically neutral. Their staff rooms sure aren’t.<p>Under the rising but already controversy-laden administration of US president Donald Trump, and in the wake of other global political shake-ups in the past year such as Britain’s decision to leave the …

Higher Education

I’m a British academic, but no longer feel welcome in the UK

My partner and I have been separated for years by the government’s net migration policy – and Brexit is the last straw. I’m leaving for Europe<p>Much has been written about the possible brain drain among European nationals following the Brexit vote. A huge 76% of European academics are thinking about …

Higher Education

Report Reveals the Worst of the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

As high school students search for a college to attend, a report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has come up with a …

Higher Education

Thousands of students are using GoFundMe to pay for college expenses

When bank loans and personal savings run thin, thousands of students are turning to an unlikely source to pay for college: crowdfunding.<p>New data released by GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site launched in 2010, finds that within the last three years more than 100,000 campaigns have raised over $60 …

Tuition

Education secretary criticizes professors as telling students 'what to think'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered few details of her views on higher education during her confirmation hearings.<p>But on Thursday, in a speech at …

Higher Education

This Professor's "Questions For Heterosexuals" Makes A Great Point About Homophobia

Despite the strides we've made in LGBTQ acceptance and inclusivity, queer people still face microaggressions every day, even from people who mean well. So one professor decided to flip the script on the invasive, inappropriate questions LGBTQ people are often asked about their sexuality and ask …

New York Republicans have an alternative to 'tuition-free' college

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make tuition free. But there's a better way to make college affordable, according to some Republicans.<p>A group of Republican State Assembly members are criticizing the governor's "tuition-free" college plan for excluding students at private …

Business

Mexican Universities Say They’ll Take in Any UW Students Who Get Deported

Earlier this month, the largest university in Mexico made an offer to 35 American universities: If any of their students or professors are deported …

Higher Education

How Much Money Community College Students Save, Depending on the State

College is expensive but if you want to cut cost one way to go about it is Community College. Tuition is usually cheaper then it is at a state or …

Cool Stuff

Professors aren't indoctrinating students, but some Republicans wish they would

"I am now ashamed of my time at LSU with this type of biased writing coming out of the [mass communication] department," a peeved reader wrote in an …

Higher Education

What the BYU Pathway program is in 11 graphics

OREM, Utah — Many believed they couldn't get into a university, or succeed if they did. Most were certain they could never afford it. Some had given …

Ellen Gave an Entire High School Class College Scholarships, and It Was Moving

This is the kind of story your day needs. This week on her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres gave the entire senior class of Summit Academy Charter …

Education

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Des Moines

A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump

André Chung for The Chronicle<p>Tressie McMillan Cottom, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth U., offers a novel perspective on …

Higher Education

Elizabethtown College -- Liberal Arts College Hurt by Leftism -- Martin Center Article

Elizabethtown College was founded in 1899 by a German religious sect, the Anabaptists. It survived quite nicely until leftist politics began to take …

Bigotry

Free tuition in Germany not attractive for all foreigners

A new study says Germany is an exception with its free higher education. But while free tuition brings lots of foreign students here, it’s also keeping some of them away.<p>"Only Germany still offers university tuition with no fees," reported many media outlets on Thursday. Given that 2017 is an …

Higher Education

Russell Group university to offer free tuition for disadvantaged students in bid to boost diversity

A Russell Group university is to offer free tuition for disadvantaged A-level students in a bid to boost diversity.<p>The University of Birmingham has already dropped its entry requirements for children on its Access to Birmingham scheme, by making them offers two grades lower than the norm.<p>Despite …

Higher Education

Betsy DeVos says First Amendment rights are being threatened on college campuses

DeVos said university professors are telling people what to do and what to think.<p>After going through a confirmation battle and saying nary a word …

Higher Education

Penn earns season sweep of Cornell with 69-66 win (Feb 24, 2017)

ITHICA, N.Y. (AP) Ryan Betley scored 21 points, Darnell Foreman made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and Pennsylvania held on to beat …

Sports

College Rescinds Suspension of Student Who Recorded Professor’s Anti-Trump Rant

Just a week ago, Orange Coast College suspended a conservative student who recorded his professor calling Trump’s election “an act of terrorism.” But …

Conservative POV

College, high school partnership gets grant from state

A two-year state grant for $1.5 million has been awarded to an East County partnership devoted to helping high school students transition to colleges …

Education

One form is key to Iowa’s future

Too many students never find out what financial help they could get for college<p>“It was too expensive.”<p>More than half of Iowans who stopped their …

Education

Some single parents are turning to GoFundMe as a way to pay for college

<b>By Gail Cornwall,</b><i> Special To The Washington Post</i>Southfield, Mi., native Emettra Nelson, one of 10 winners of a $10,000 GoFundMe Scholarship, was such …

Denver

Where did these people go to college?

These remarks by Betsy DeVos at CPAC are revealing. It sounds like she, and the cheering crowds, have no idea what college is actually like.<p>The fight …

Betsy DeVos

Ramjas College row: AISA may move Delhi HC over police role

<b>New Delhi:</b> Expressing dissatisfaction over the handling of Ramjas College incident by the Delhi Police, the All India Students Association (AISA) on …

What It’s Like to Be a Black Engineering Student

A Purdue engineering student shares what it’s like to be black in a predominantly white program.<p>According to <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>, Purdue University is ranked 9th in the country for undergraduate engineering programs. The College of Engineering has a remarkable career placement rate, with over …

Education

Board of Regents nixes tougher requirements for TOPS

The Louisiana Board of Regents blinked Friday (Feb. 24), opting not to raise requirements for TOPS scholarships. College students will continue to …

New Orleans

Harvard earns sweep of rival Yale, keeps pace with Princeton (Feb 24, 2017)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Bryce Aiken scored 22 points, added five assists, and Harvard earned the season sweep of rival Yale with a 77-64 victory on …

Sports