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When Faculty Face Violent Threats

Police came to his door to tell him a former student wanted to kill him. Adam S. Ward shares what he learned from the experience for fellow researchers and their institutions.

New Programs: Business, Elementary Education, Forensic Science, Social Work

The following colleges have announced new programs: Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and the ESSEC Business School, in...
A green line on a chart shows the increasing rates of delinquency among student loan borrowers in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's sample.

More Borrowers at Risk of Defaulting

With student loan payments set to resume, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report shows more borrowers are struggling. “The situation is worse than we could have imagined,” one advocate said.

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Mandatory Job Training for Bowdoin Students

At Bowdoin College, sophomores are required to attend a job-training “boot camp,” which gives them skills, career options and peace of mind.


Ethical College Admissions: Vanity Fare

What does a critique of college admissions really say, asks Jim Jump.

The Week in Admissions News

Public is skeptical of affirmative action, poll suggests; tough choices on the federal budget; UNC medical school and diversity; defining liberal education.

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Student Success Champion: Mitch Mitchell, Cal Poly Humboldt

Mitch Mitchell, associate vice president for student success and dean of students, works to create diversity and representation in higher education by keeping students at the forefront.

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Why Students Opt Not to Enroll

Students in a new survey cite concerns about academic preparation, mental health and affordability. Many say college isn’t worth it.