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January 22, 2019
Maria Shine Stewart describes taking the exam almost four decades after her first try.
January 22, 2019
The college deserves praise for being honest about its financial challenges, but that transparency may not help with admissions, writes Jim Jump. The issues are particularly challenging for early decision.
January 22, 2019
The Trump administration's plan for "industry-recognized" apprenticeship resembles weak quality control of for-profit career colleges, writes Mary Alice McCarthy, and would increase risk for students, employers and taxpayers.

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January 21, 2019
Community college students and loans.
January 21, 2019
A responsive and flexible system for short- and long-term planning, one which uses a bullet journal and a paper calendar-accordion monstrosity.

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October 17, 2005
Universities celebrate their achievements in an endless series of public pronouncements. Like the imaginary residents of Lake Wobegon, all universities are above average, all are growing, and all improve. In most cases, these claims of progress rest on a technically accurate foundation:   Applications did increase, the average SAT scores did rise, the amount of financial aid did climb, private gifts did spike upward, and faculty research funding did grow.
October 14, 2005
When I was just a few years out of graduate school I wrote a “treatment” for a television series to be called “The Young Professors.” The show tracked the adventures of three new assistant professors as they negotiated the ins and outs of life at Soybean State College, a medium-sized, teaching-intensive public institution somewhere in the Midwest.
October 13, 2005
Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee twitches in response.
October 12, 2005
When department members come together, Terry Caesar writes, they reveal much about themselves -- and academic life.
October 11, 2005
The online version of a print journal must be more than just an electronic version of the original, writes Collin Brooke.

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