Andrea Watson

Andrea Watson, left Chicago to join Inside Higher Ed as the 2014 spring intern. She completed her M.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago in 2013. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has written for the Chicago Defender, Chicago Crusader and JET Magazine. Her work has also been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Journal and on WBEZ.com, where she made a live radio appearance to discuss Chicago’s unsolved homicides. She has reported on education, health, environment, politics, fashion and entertainment.

 

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April 1, 2014
A new book aims to give college presidents and other leaders the tools to navigate and survive a crisis.
March 28, 2014
Author discusses in new book how college students in the 20th century changed fashion.
March 26, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has big plans to increase the number of qualified pre-K teachers, and announced plans to work with City University of New York’s Early Childhood Professional Development Institute to do so The mayor released a report Tuesday, announcing a $6.7 million partnership with the university to recruit and train about 400 New Yorkers so they can become certified to teach pre-K students. The effort is designed to help the city expand full-day pre-kindergarten, a major goal of the new mayor.
March 18, 2014
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has turned to one of the country's largest public university systems in its drive to increase the number of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The trust on Monday announced a $4.6 million grant to the California State University, which will fund the system's STEM Collaboratives, which work with new students from the summer before fall classes start through their first year of college.
March 7, 2014
One year after graduation, the unemployment rate of 2008 bachelor’s degree recipients was roughly twice as high as graduating classes of 1993 and 2000.
March 5, 2014
A former college president identifies 9 elements for success.
February 28, 2014
Film professors analyze who will win, who should have won and which movies should be added to the syllabus.
February 26, 2014
Ever since a 2009 law restricted the ability of credit card companies to push their wares on college students, the companies have substantially reined in their marketing to students -- but are targeting alumni instead, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Tuesday. 
February 26, 2014
Men of color attending community colleges are less likely to obtain an associate degree than are white males, despite being the most engaged in and out of the classroom, a new report finds.
February 18, 2014
Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.

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June 3, 2014
A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.
February 18, 2014
Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.
January 31, 2014
Editors discuss themes in new book of essays, written by multiracial college students.
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