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January 27, 2005

A new study documents the extent of the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.

January 25, 2005

"Carnegie Classifications" -- widely used to group colleges -- are undergoing the most significant changes in their history.

January 24, 2005

In 'mutual' decision, Baylor's president decides to step aside amid mounting criticism over the direction of the institution.

January 24, 2005

Colleges did very well in 2004, with an average return of 15.1 percent; the greatest gains were made by institutions that were already wealthy.

January 21, 2005

The University of Dayton's law school has become the first in the nation to offer a five-semester program, instead of the traditional six. Until last year, the American Bar Association required six semesters, so the option Dayton is offering was impossible. Dayton's program, under which students can take their first semester in the summer, will make it possible for student to obtain a law degree in just two years. Students still have the option of a six-semester program.

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

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


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