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Chanit'a Holmes, pictured at the Virginia Tech campus in a yellow cardigan.

Academic Alerts Are a Mixed Bag For Students

Lots of institutions have systems for informing students of their performance in class. New research indicates the positive effects of these “nudges” dwindle over the course of a semester.

The Week in Admissions News

Phone-free experiences for students; high demand for online education at community colleges; expanding CUNY's ASAP.

Harvard building with trees full of autumn leaves

Education Department Urged to Investigate Harvard's Legacy Admissions

Move comes in wake of Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

Wrong Diplomas in North Dakota

About 700 graduates of the University of North Dakota received diplomas with the North Dakota State University seal, instead of...
The exterior of UW Milwaukee at Washington County's campus building

When Merger or Consolidation Plans Don’t Align

A debate in Wisconsin over the possibility of merging a two-year state institution with a two-year technical college highlights questions of realignment faced by public college systems across the country.

Brandeis students walking on campus

Brandeis President Apologizes for Ad

Orthodox Jews did not appreciate the university's attempt at humor.

Living in Los Angeles, Studying at Berkeley

When Bill Zhou was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley last year, he checked out housing and found it...

Improving Learning Through Interactive TV Shows: Academic Minute

Today on the Academic Minute: Mark Warschauer, professor of education and informatics at the University of California, Irvine, explores how...