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  • Five myths about college admissions

    • The Washington Post
    • 03/30/2017

    The endeavor is shrouded in misconceptions.

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  • College graduation gap in Mich. a story of OK, bad, and just plain terrible

    • Michigan Radio
    • 03/07/2017

    A new report from advocacy group The Education Trust shows a large gap in six-year university graduation rates between African-American students and white students. The report says only about four in 10, or 41% of black students who start college as first-time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor’s...

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  • Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/21/2017

    At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

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  • The DeVos Agenda

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/08/2017

    After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation, and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

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  • Let’s end the craziness of college admissions

    • The Washington Post
    • 01/20/2017

    The worry of parents about college admissions too often results in them pushing their kids to do more and do better, and later on contributes in part to higher levels of anxiety now found in college students, no matter where they end up going.

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  • Dear Betsy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/17/2017

    Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.

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  • Selective colleges pledge to recruit more low-income students

    • The Washington Post
    • 12/13/2016

    Thirty selective colleges and universities announced Tuesday that they are teaming up in an effort to recruit more students from lower-income families.

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  • Completion and the Value of College

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 12/08/2016

    The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next.

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  • New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

    • The New York Times
    • 11/07/2016

    Some social media experts are advising high school seniors to take control of their online personas — by creating elaborate profiles on LinkedIn, the professional network, and bringing them to the attention of college admissions officers.

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  • Who’s No. 1? As college rankings proliferate, it depends.

    • The Washington Post
    • 10/20/2016

    The proliferation of rankings could shake up higher education, influencing not just how consumers view the market but also how colleges position themselves in the competition for students and faculty.

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