February 25, 2009 - 3:00am
A faculty report has stirred some racial tensions at Sonoma State University, following claims from its author that the institution’s administration has deliberately targeted those from higher-income families as potential students for the past decade. In this process, the report claims that the university has become the “whitest” public institution in California, effectively preferring white students to minorities in an admission practice that it deems “reverse affirmative action.”
February 18, 2009 - 4:00am
Given MyRichUncle's consistent bashing of college financial aid officers for alleged conflicts of interest, few tears were shed in higher education when MRU Holdings, the parent company of the controversial student loan provider, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this month.
February 13, 2009 - 4:00am
Grant from Gates Foundation aims to transform nonprofit clearinghouse into mechanism to track high school students through college -- and, perhaps, eventually beyond.
February 12, 2009 - 4:00am
With budgets tightening, public universities may be inclined to recruit more out-of-state students for increased revenue.