Michelle Obama has campaigned to improve the college counseling students receive in high school, but too little progress has been made on providing counselors with the training they need, writes Patrick O’Connor.
Legislation designed to protect student privacy could make it more difficult for colleges to identify disadvantaged students who can succeed in higher education, writes Jim Larimore.
Robert M. Moore writes that it's never been more important for colleges to look at what the research says about strategies and enrollment trends.
The decision to close Sweet Briar does not negate the continued need for women's colleges, or their ability to thrive, writes Nancy Gray.
With apologies to Helen Reddy, Judith Shapiro questions the rationale offered by some for women's colleges to admit transgender students.
With scrutiny of affirmative action rising, colleges and governments need fresh approaches to helping low-income and minority students attain a higher education, write David Bergeron and Scott Greytak.
When his daughter finds it easier to get in and easier to afford an Ivy League university than the University of California, Arturo E. Hernandez wonders what has been lost.
The Supreme Court's recent decision may not require colleges to change their practices, but it's another sign they need new approaches, writes Matthew Gaertner.
Colleges that want first-generation college students to thrive need to talk -- in supportive ways -- about the realities of social class in America and in higher education, write Nicole M. Stephens, MarYam G. Hamedani and Mesmin Destin.
Devorah Lieberman wants pundits to stop ignoring the evidence that college helps people economically, even in economic downturns.
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