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January 21, 2005

The NBC hit The Apprentice kicked off a new season last night, with a new gimmick: a team of college graduates would face off against a team of people who had never attended college. Promotions of the series played up the showdown between "book smarts" and "street smarts," so we thought it would make sense to review the show with an expert on the education of business leaders. Catharyn Baird has been a business professor at Regis University for 20 years, teaching in its undergraduate, MBA, and online programs.

January 20, 2005

Two days after UVa altered its policies to reduce students' loan burdens, Williams increases its grant levels.

January 20, 2005

Minnesota's governor wants his state to copy a Colorado college financing system that hasn't begun, let alone been proven to work.

January 20, 2005

The University of Pennsylvania has wrapped up its grand experiment in curricular reform.

January 20, 2005

Educators dispute rosy analysis and say foreign students continue to face obstacles.

January 19, 2005

Enrollment is rising dramatically in American Sign Language, creating debates about how language and culture are defined, and which languages should count toward colleges' requirements.

January 18, 2005

A year ago, the University of Virginia joined the growing list of selective institutions altering their financial aid policies to make them friendlier to students from low-income families. Now it has decided that it needs to do even more, and do it sooner, than originally planned.

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