Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Hard (and Late) Sell

From Inside Higher Education: Students who earn good grades in high school, or who score well on standardized tests, get used to the barrage of pitches from colleges that want them to apply. But in theory, after May 1 of … Continue reading

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Many Families Face Unexpected College Expenses, Survey Finds

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: College often brings extra expenses families did not expect. That’s one finding from the lender Sallie Mae’s annual survey of traditional-age undergraduates and their parents, released on Tuesday. Read the full post here.

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Will Students Be Able to Repay Those Loans?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Many people who work in financial aid are frustrated by news coverage that suggests lots of students are taking on six-figure debts for their bachelor’s degrees. (They’re not.) But even if they think that … Continue reading

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To Attract Students, Experts Say, Persistence Pays

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Some parents and prospective students might be annoyed by the seemingly endless stream of postcards and e-mails they get from colleges hoping to persuade them to apply. But those efforts aren’t likely to stop … Continue reading

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Cooper Union Students Strike Deal to End Occupation of President’s Office

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: A group of Cooper Union students who had been occupying the president’s office at the selective New York City college over its recent decision to start charging tuition to undergraduates said on Monday that … Continue reading

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For Black Students, College Degrees Are Separate and Unequal

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Amid the loudly conflicting and competing claims of victory last month when the U.S. Supreme Court punted its affirmative-action decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin back to the lower courts, I … Continue reading

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The Humanities: What Went Right?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: There’s no denying it. The humanities have been through a crisis, a period in which, according to the Humanities Resource Center Online of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, degrees went from 17.7 … Continue reading

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