January 18, 2008
Mitchell Lipton, a dean, recalls three scenes that illustrate how something terribly wrong has happened to the system.
January 17, 2008
Washington & Jefferson improved in key factors, yet fell in the eyes of U.S. News. Does this demonstrate that money is all that really counts and the rest is just for show?
January 8, 2008
Professors complain about all the writing they have to do to get students into grad school, but Randal Doane wonders if they think enough about the process.
January 8, 2008
Exam that for decades has been required for MBA programs is getting some competition at Stanford and MIT -- raising questions about standardized testing and admissions.
January 7, 2008
Presidents of liberal arts colleges see threat in elite institutions' embrace of non-need-based financial aid, but say outcomes push may give them an edge.
December 18, 2007
Jonathan Deutsch shares his recent online discussion with a company promising to find him the perfect distance education program.
December 14, 2007
Study finds that giving a financial incentive to disadvantaged students who pass Advanced Placement courses -- and to their teachers -- has a range of positive impacts.
December 12, 2007
Three private colleges in California announce significant shifts in policies. One of them, California Lutheran, will match public tuitions for those admitted to 2 state universities.
December 11, 2007
Harvard University on Monday unveiled a new approach to financial aid and a new definition of "middle income." The result will be substantially more generous aid packages for Harvard students with families that have incomes up to $180,000, who will be assured that family contributions to students' costs will not exceed 10 percent of family income in a given year. Harvard is also eliminating all loans from aid packages and eliminating home equity in calculations of family wealth.