Higher Education

Predatory For-Profit Colleges Thrive in The Trump Era

Ever since the federal government passed the G.I. Bill after World War II, predatory enterprises have been looking to take advantage of the money set aside by the government to help students pay for a college education.<p>With a history of targeting poor and minority communities, various for-profit …

College & University

Oberlin College accused of bullying small business over students' arrests

Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus.<p>That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal …

News (U.S.)

Students should be treated like consumers

A comedian once remarked that Jo Johnson, the universities minister, looked as if a wizard had waved his wand over Boris Johnson with the incantation …

Boris Johnson

Lifting the fog on the data desert surrounding the microcredentials universe (opinion)

We hear lots of chatter from the cheerleaders of disruption about the “alternative” or microcredential provider universe. They avow that this …

College & University

Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts

Lyft is going to start offering its drivers access to college advising and tuition discounts for classes, certificates and degrees through Guild Education. The discounts for Lyft drivers will range between five to 20 percent off, with the average Lyft driver working to earn a degree saving $4,220 …

Uber

House GOP higher education overhaul would cap graduate lending and end loan-forgiveness benefit

The GOP’s proposed update to the law governing higher education would force a U-turn for long-standing federal policies on graduate student …

College & University

GOP tax proposals would hurt Cleveland State University and other institutions of higher education: William M. Bowen and Adam Sonstegard (Opinion)

CLEVELAND -- The current tax reform proposals recently passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would drastically inhibit graduate …

College & University

Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees

<b>Students in England are going to be offered degrees in two years with a £5,500 saving in tuition fees, says the universities minister Jo Johnson.</b><p>Undergraduate courses will be condensed into "accelerated" degrees, with fees 20% less than a three-year course.<p>Mr Johnson said he wants to "break the …

College & University

Two-year degrees risk creating a two-tier higher education system

When I was a university student more than 20 years ago, tuition fees were funded by the state and a maintenance grant helped pay for my room in a …

College & University

The great university rip-off? Concerns raised over the value - and cost - of higher education

Is going to university a waste of money?<p>There are around two million students in higher education at any time. And on average, they each rack up …

College & University

More private university chiefs top $2m as pay keeps climbing

Presidents at America’s private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, with several topping $2 million in total earnings.<p>The …

College & University

UConn Tackling Debate Of Free Speech On Campus In Wake Of 'OK To Be White' Event

After a guest speech at UConn devolved into a scuffle, broken glass and panic over a tossed smoke bomb, administrators and students were left picking …

Censorship

Retirement payout for Wayne County Community College District leader? More than $700,000

CLOSE<p>If Curtis Ivery decides to step down from leading Wayne County Community College District when his contract is up in 2022, taxpayesr will send …

Detroit

Higher education notebook

UAM, UCA offeremergency funds<p>The University of Arkansas at Monticello is offering its students one-time emergency funds, while the University of …

HBCUs

Should an Internship Be a College Graduation Requirement?

Most people value higher education because they expect it to lead to a good job. That’s according to the folks at Gallup, who polled graduates in …

HBCUs

Charles Koch Gave $50 Million To Higher Ed In 2016. What Did He Buy?

The foundation of billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is ramping up its ideological higher education donations, smashing last year’s record amount …

Fascism

The right really was coming after college next

Last summer, polls showed that conservatives had suddenly become widely hostile to the idea of college. Now that animus has shown up in the GOP tax …

College & University

University of Sussex vice-chancellor gets £230,000 payout

<b>A university vice-chancellor was given a £230,000 departure payment in his final month in the job, figures show.</b><p>The amount paid to former University of Sussex vice-chancellor Prof Michael Farthing is shown in the institution's latest annual accounts.<p>The university said it was "open and transparent" …

College & University

LSC-Montgomery Boast Record-Breaking Enrollment For 2017

Student body increased 10 percent from 14,411 last year, to a high of 15,914 students.<p>CONROE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -<b>From Lone Star …

Houston

Taxing People Out of Higher Education. A Talk with Tom DePaola

×<p>SEIU Faculty Forward<p>Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Faculty Forward protesters take action against the new tax bill.<p><i>One of the</i> …

Liberal View

UCF food pantry sees big jump in need from students

Prompted by Hurricane Irma, the University of Central Florida’s pantry has seen a sharp rise in students seeking food, toiletries and clothing.The …

Orlando

Almost there now… new cc booklet in preparation #legoseriousplay #LSPHE #opened #open

The first full draft is ready and I am looking for colleagues who would like to peer review it as a whole. The package is about 20,000 words.<p>What it …

Creative Commons

Black and Latino studies to remain open despite faculty concerns, Romero confirms

Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr. of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences confirmed in an interview with <i>The Ticker</i> that the black and Latino studies …

HBCUs

Republican Proposal Assaults Higher Ed As We Know It

As if we don’t have enough hitting higher education with the Senate Republican tax bill—in which, if it becomes law, it’s been reported that graduate …

HBCUs

Senate Tax-Reform Bill will hurt graduate students and charitable giving to universities

In a surprising 51-to-49 vote, the Senate narrowly approved a major piece of tax legislation for the first time in 31 years. Though this Tax-Reform …

Opinion

Is a new conservative program coming to UNC?

Members of the UNC Board of Governors are exploring the idea of establishing a conservative-leaning center at UNC-Chapel Hill that they say would …

College & University

New England College

New England College President Michele Perkins Elected to NAICU Board<p>New England College President Michele D. Perkins, EdD<p>The National Association of …

HBCUs

Temple University’s Real-Time Feedback App Is the Latest Analytics Business Spinoff

By Meghan Bogardus CortezUniversity data programs continue to flourish as businesses of their own.

Apple App Store

Which universities have the highest drop out rates?

Dropping out probably isn't high on your list of priorities when you first start university, but as two Cosmopolitan UK writers have previously explained, getting a degree isn't for everyone.<p>Recent data collected by Channel 4 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) looked at which …

Education

As a student, I didn’t go to university to pay a vice chancellor £800,000

There are plenty of other things my fees could be spent on.<p>Since the controversial rise in tuition fees in 2010, and another rise which the …

College & University