Higher Education

41,000 former students of a closed college may get $183 million to pay off their student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 13 state attorneys general have reached a settlement in a case that alleges private student lender Aequitas Capital Management conducted a predatory lending scheme, CNN reported.<p>Aequitas funded loans to former Corinthian College students, with the …

Business

UC Berkeley's new chancellor brings optimism — and a world record — to an embattled campus

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ just can’t seem to resist.<p>As she walked the campus this week, she gravitated toward students and waded right in. She posed for pictures. She quickly connected with a freshman who shared her New Jersey background. She greeted new arrivals on orientation …

College & University

University students petition to take back Trump honorary degree

Thousands of current students and graduates of a Pennsylvania university are petitioning the school to rescind the honorary degree it awarded …

Donald Trump

New network leads the fight against fascism on campus

The signs were already all over the walls: hatred will be returning in force to campuses across the country this academic year, and will be packaged …

Racism

Here are the five highest paid UC Berkeley employees last year

UC Berkeley’s former basketball and football coaches were paid the highest salaries within UC Berkeley in 2016, according to the university’s annual …

Student Journalism

Deputy minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana resigns

Manana finally bowed to pressure and resigned after he was charged with assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Johannesburg last week<p>19 August 2017 - …

College & University

Coppin State to offer free tuition to city students graduating from BCCC

In a step designed to make college affordable for city residents, Coppin State University officials say they will offer free tuition to graduates of …

Education

After events cancelled at Toronto campuses, Andrew Scheer says universities have right to decide who gets space

OTTAWA — After controversial events were cancelled at two Toronto campuses this week, Conservative Party Andrew Scheer says universities have the …

Andrew Scheer

Here’s how to recoup the cost of a college degree in 2.6 years or less

Earning a college degree can be expensive. The average cost of one year at a public university for in-state students is more than $20,000, College …

College & University

Beware the temporary academic contract, it's not always as it seems

I leapt at the chance to take on a full-time temporary role. Until my place at the bottom of the hierarchy was revealed<p>When I received the phone call from the chair of the English department offering me a job at my local college in the US, I was beyond elated. I remember him saying, “Now, this is a …

Education

If degree apprenticeships are to widen access, we need to raise awareness

Degree apprenticeships are a great tool in improving life chances for disadvantaged students. But they need to know they exist<p>Petra Wilton is director of strategy at the Chartered Management Institute<p>Newspaper headlines this week have been dominated by A-level results and the fall in university …

Education

Penn State Libraries ranked 2nd among U.S. public university libraries | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State University Libraries again have been recognized among the top 10 research universities in North America, this …

College & University

More states are allowing guns on college campuses

A community college instructor in Texas recently started off the academic year by wearing a bulletproof vest and army helmet to class. He did this to …

Guns

Trump’s “Forever GI Bill” won’t stop for-profit schools from preying on vets – VICE News

Thousands of veterans are getting back the money they spent attending two of the largest for-profit schools in the U.S., which abruptly closed after years of federal investigations over their practices.<p>The relief comes as part of President Trump’s widely supported “Forever GI Bill,” which he signed …

Education

How to turn Britain’s universities into comprehensives

A more localised system with less academic selection might be better and cheaper<p>Is it worth it? That’s the question many young people starting university this autumn have to grapple with in a way previous generations haven’t. Young people now graduate with an average debt of more than £50,000, …

College & University

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials | Miami Herald

Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, Aug. 13<p>Regents should reject another fee proposal<p>Sometimes you have to wonder how the Board of Regents interprets its …

Business

Most students overlook these critical factors when picking the best college

This fall, millions of students and their parents will descend on college campuses, hoping to find their dream school. But according to one college professor, they’re looking in all the wrong places.<p>In his new book, “Campus Confidential: How College Works Or Doesn’t for Professors Parents and …

Education

New data explain Republican loss of confidence in higher education

Not only do Republicans and Democrats have different levels of confidence in higher education, but they are coming at the issue by focusing on …

College & University

Students will no longer be taken for granted by universities - we've made sure of it

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people will receive their A-Level results. I want to congratulate those whose hard work has been recognised. Envelopes opened, there are some big decisions to make. While university may not be the right choice for everyone, including those who want to learn …

Education

Government vows crackdown on universities giving out too many firsts

The Government is preparing a crackdown on the rapidly increasing proportion of top degrees being awarded by universities, amid fears that the value …

Education

Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees 'a Ponzi scheme' - BBC News

PA<p>University tuition fees are an "unsustainable Ponzi scheme" and should be radically reformed, Theresa May's former chief of staff has said.<p>Writing in the Telegraph , Nick Timothy likened the fees system in England to the well-known investment scam.<p>Former Labour education minister Lord Adonis …

Fraud

Texas Just Passed a Law About College Work-Study and Here's Why It Matters

<i>This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.</i><p>For a full-time, in-state student at The University of Texas at Austin to pay their tuition by working …

Education

Want To Fire A Professor For Sexual Harassment? It's Going To Take A While.

Academic tenure was designed to guarantee free speech in classrooms and protect faculty members from unfair dismissal, but critics say the system also protects professors who grope students.<p><b>Most of the</b> gin and tonics Susanna Hempstead and Christine Adams drank on Dec. 3, 2015, were paid for by …

Long-form Journalism

Douglas Todd: B.C. college faculty feel pressure to 'pass' foreign students

Veteran college English instructors are routinely receiving passionate, imploring pleas for passing grades from the international students who …

Education

Watch: UC Berkeley students go after Guinness World Record

Just a day after moving into the dorms at UC Berkeley, Cal freshmen attempted to shatter a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to …

UC Berkeley

BTec results are out too – let's give these students the attention they deserve

A growing number of students are entering university with BTecs. Institutions must support their strengths in independent learning and creativity<p>For many businesses, August is a quiet time. It’s definitely not so for universities. A frenzy of activity leading up to A-level results day is building, …

Education

The 46 Best Colleges for Getting Big Merit Scholarships

Above and beyond financial need.<p>1. Tennessee Technological University<p>Cookeville, TN<br>MONEY 2017 rank: 296<br>% of undergraduates who get "merit" grants: …

College & University

World leaders could turn their backs on the UK if we close our universities to international students

Former Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor Philip Hammond and now the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, have all spoken in support of removing international students from our net migration figures.<p>This is the right move, and would send a message to the world that Brexit does …

Brexit

Colleges ponder: Are remedial classes the best way to help?

California State University is the latest to move away from the non-credit courses in favor of approaches intended to offer more support to …

Education

19 UK universities with the most attractive students, according to dating app Happn

Finding your perfect match can happen anywhere, anytime — and university is a great place to meet a potential partner.<p>However, according to dating …

UK Universities