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Apr 25, 2017
Controversy over Alice Goffman's book lives on, with students at Pomona saying the sociologist's alleged racial insensitivities should disqualify her from a visiting professorship there.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Booklets

March 10, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "The Evolving Quest for Student Success," is now available. You may download the booklet, free, here.

Please sign up here to join Inside Higher Ed's editors for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This compilation was made possible by the financial support of Jenzabar.

Archive

May 6, 2010

One quick way to tell what kind of year colleges are having as far as the admissions "yield" -- the percentage of accepted applicants who put down deposits -- is to see how forgiving they are of the U.S. Postal Service. Those that are having a good year assume that everything postmarked through May 1 -- the standard date to accept admissions offers -- should have arrived by now. Others are convinced that one more clump of deposits is about to arrive -- and aren't willing to declare numbers final just yet.

April 27, 2010

All of the admissions hysteria in full swing this time of year tends to suggest that nothing could be more decisive in a young person's life than getting in to the right college. What the discussions ignore is that for many of these people (about a third, at least), they will apply and be admitted to another undergraduate college before earning a degree -- as part of the transfer population.

April 1, 2010

The Obama administration has filed a brief with a federal appeals court offering strong backing to the University of Texas at Austin over its consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

March 30, 2010

The Advanced Placement program is becoming more and more popular, with 25 percent of high school graduates taking at least one AP examination, elite colleges expecting to see applicants’ transcripts full of the courses, and politicians demanding that more and more high schools offer them.

March 30, 2010

WASHINGTON – Thinking that a trip to a developing country might be a break from the TV commercials, Web ads and billboards that institutions like the University of Phoenix and Devry University use to build their brands and recruit students? Think again.

March 22, 2010
New research discounts idea that those who aspire to a college degree and fail to attain one will suffer psychological damage.
March 11, 2010
Why is a somewhat pathetic fictional character among the distinguished lawyers honored on its Web site?
March 11, 2010
A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.
March 8, 2010
As the recession leads some colleges to pull back on aid commitments, Hamilton moves in the opposite direction.
March 3, 2010
The high school counselors who guide students through college admissions receive poor grades in a new national survey.

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