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April 23, 2019
No one with federal student loans should ever have to default thanks to income-driven repayment plans, write Catharine B. Hill and Will Sealy.
April 22, 2019
The focus on hyperselective colleges and the Operation Varsity Blues scandal misses the fact that most colleges accept more than half their applicants, writes Jim Jump.
April 22, 2019
It's time to confront the reality of everyday privilege, write Don Hossler and Jerry Lucido. A failure to act may result in government regulation, they warn.

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April 22, 2019
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January 31, 2007
Keeping up with the culture is a full-time job. Scott McLemee talks with a professor who does it 24-7.
January 30, 2007
Now that Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is using the report of her Commission on the Future of Higher Education to stake out accreditation as the de rigueur battlefront/seed ground/hammer/hoe, we are seeing institutions and accrediting agencies and higher education associations alike scrambling to raise their hands high to the Department of Education in a show-and-tell fest, unprecedented since another commission’s re
January 30, 2007
Scott Eric Kaufman provides the ABC's of being a doctoral student.
January 29, 2007
For the second time in seven years, a highly visible and prestigious private institution has announced a decision not to increase tuition. In 2000, Williams College announced a tuition freeze for the coming academic year, and in 2007 Princeton University did the same. In both cases, the institutions cited substantial endowment gains as a central reason allowing them to hold tuition constant for one year. What are we to make of these episodic pricing decisions?
January 26, 2007
Trudy W. Banta makes the case against using standardized tests of general intellectual skills to compare how well colleges educate students.

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