Andrea Watson

Andrea Watson, left Chicago to join Inside Higher Ed as the 2014 spring intern. She completed her M.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago in 2013. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has written for the Chicago Defender, Chicago Crusader and JET Magazine. Her work has also been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Journal and on, where she made a live radio appearance to discuss Chicago’s unsolved homicides. She has reported on education, health, environment, politics, fashion and entertainment.


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February 10, 2014
For-profit colleges' students and alumni generally praise their experience but question the value of their degrees, a study finds.
February 6, 2014
The percentage of employed teenagers has declined over the last decade, but what working high school seniors spend their earnings on has not changed much, researchers have found. Most of the money earned goes toward temporary wants or needs, meaning shopping trips, lunch and dinner dates, movies, music and more -- not saving for college. The information was gathered through surveys given to high school seniors by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
February 6, 2014
High school students with interest in science and technology fields aren't planning careers in STEM,  according to new ACT report.
February 3, 2014
Women in Harvard University's business school have been treated inappropriately for decades, Dean Nitin Nohria told an alumni gathering last week, according to Business Insider. Nohria personally apologized for the mistreatment, saying that women at the business school were "disrespected, left out, and unloved by the school.
January 31, 2014
Editors discuss themes in new book of essays, written by multiracial college students.
January 29, 2014
It was the main subject of this month's White House summit, and members of the House of Representatives subcommittee focused their attention on the best ways to help low-income college students and first-generation college students not only get into college, but graduate, at a hearing Tuesday. The hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep.
January 28, 2014
Landing a job right out of law school is a challenge many recent graduates experience. Despite the gradual decline in the overall employment rate for those students, 92 percent in 2007, and 85 percent in 2012, law students in their final year still said they are satisfied with the overall law school experience, according to a new survey. Even though the overall satisfaction has remained consistent, 55 percent of law school students are still unsatisfied with their institutions’ career counseling and job search help.
January 16, 2014
About 23 percent of students who receive college credit while still enrolled in high school obtain an associate degree within two years, making them far more likely to do so than peers who do not earn college credit in high school, a new study shows.
January 15, 2014
A “Do Not Drink” ban was put in place Thursday after a chemical spill contaminated a West Virginia river, leaving 300,000 people -- and several campuses -- without safe tap water. The University of Charleston's spring semester was scheduled to start on Jan. 13, but university officials were asked to instead open campus on Jan. 16. Students who live on campus were sent to a residence hall on a new campus in Beckley, W.V., an hour south of Charleston.
January 13, 2014
Two months after Chicago State demanded that faculty bloggers take down a controversial website for violating the institution's trademark rights, administrators are again threatening legal action.


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