News

  • Universities try new way of providing aid to boost graduation rates for low-income students

    • The Washington Post
    • 02/07/2017

    Several public universities are taking part in a pilot program to provide small-dollar grants to help low-income students complete their degrees.

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  • Digging Deeper Into Campus Diversity

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/06/2017

    Study finds students' negative diversity experiences, though less common than positive ones, hinder cognitive development and student learning.

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  • Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

    • The New York Times
    • 02/02/2017

    A handful of companies have sprung up in the last few years, working with perhaps 200 universities. They identify trends in the data and create computer programs that monitor student progress and alert advisers when students go off historically successful pathways.

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  • How Trump's Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

    • The Atlantic
    • 01/31/2017

    In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries to the United States, universities and scholars across the country are grappling with what the restrictions mean for their students—and for scholarship more...

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  • Stranded and Stuck

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/30/2017

    Students and scholars are among those affected by a sweeping executive order banning entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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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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  • Uneven Access, Equal Success

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 01/19/2017

    Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

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  • Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours.

    • The New York Times
    • 01/18/2017

    Students at elite colleges are even richer than experts realized, according to a new study based on millions of anonymous tax filings and tuition records.

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  • Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

    • The New York Times
    • 01/18/2017

    Navient, the nation’s largest servicer of student loans, has for years misled borrowers and made serious mistakes at nearly every step of the collections process, illegally driving up loan repayment costs for millions of borrowers, according to lawsuits filed on Wednesday by a federal regulator...

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  • College-Business Partnerships Can Solve The Higher Education Affordability Crisis

    • Forbes
    • 01/17/2017

    A handful of innovative colleges are teaming up with employers like Starbucks and Chipotle to support working students, lowering college cost, accelerating time to completion and reducing the opportunity cost of going back to school.

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