Student services

PayScale rankings of ROI have influence (and significant limitations)

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The compensation company was early in drawing attention to graduates’ incomes. Others have entered the fray, and all are imperfect.

Students turn to Twitter, Facebook with sexual assault complaints

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Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse, more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

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Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Gallup surveys graduates to gauge whether and why college is good for well-being

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Gallup rolls out the results of an attempt to measure what in college makes for a great life and a great job -- and finds small numbers of graduates hitting both marks.

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

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Students with disabilities say the ignorance of faculty and staff members makes it difficult to get the help they need -- and in some cases, makes them less willing to disclose their condition.

Private bridge programs expand to fill college-to-career gap

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As colleges struggle to keep up with the new economy and employer demands, private companies are emerging to better position graduates for the work place, creating some tensions in academe.

To see how liberal arts grads really fare, report examines long-term data

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Over the arc of a career, humanities and social science graduates earn as much or more than those in professional fields, new study shows, and are equally employed.

U. of Chicago grad students who are breast-feeding want a place to pump

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Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?


Montana adjusts to life as a 'blueprint' for sexual assault response

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Montana didn't ask to be the national model for sexual assault response, but after a series of alleged rapes, the U.S. government made it so. Staff members and students adjust to expansive policies and a spotlight that isn't dimming.

Barry University considers asking contract bidders to provide internships

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Barry University considers asking potential contractors if they’ll provide employment opportunities to students, reflecting increased pressure colleges face to help students get jobs.


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