Starbucks doubles its higher education program

Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

Education Department names the remaining colleges on monitoring list for ‘severe’ audit findings

The remaining colleges -- most of which have been singled out for scrutiny over "severe" audit findings -- are mostly for-profit colleges and beauty schools. 

Old Dominion U.'s new shipbuilding apprenticeships come with a bachelor's degree

New shipbuilding apprenticeship at Old Dominion University may be first of its kind to include a bachelor's degree, paid for by the shipyard, which also kicks in at least $225,000 during each apprentice's course.

Matthew McConaughey's pricey commencement speaker fee 'not out of the norm'

News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

Union fights Massachusetts state colleges' challenge to cap on part-time faculty


Massachusetts faculty union fights to enforce a contract cap on part-time faculty, while other adjunct advocates see little value in such efforts.

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Push for concealed guns on campuses is gaining steam

In just a few years, the push to allow concealed weapons on campuses has shifted from a long shot in a few states to a movement that's gaining steam in many parts of the country, including two of the most populous states.

Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 


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