Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Stress, and Sales?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Welcome to the admissions profession, the career you just fall into. Please make eye contact with each prospective student when describing this great campus, but remember, this isn’t marketing, OK? Learn everything about data. … Continue reading

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White House Gathers Experts to Boost College Counseling

From Inside Higher Ed: The White House’s higher education summit in January, as some critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras. The event, to be sure, drew mainstream headlines as President Obama exercised his “convening authority” to … Continue reading

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Reach and Rise Mentoring Program

Reach and Rise is a free, one to one youth mentoring program established to provide young people the opportunity to connect to caring adults and role models who act as a source of support and guidance for young people. If … Continue reading

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Graduate NYC Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2014

Highlight from the Graduate NYC newsletter: Project Updates Graduate NYC!’s projects fall into four broad categories: Data Sharing, Research & Policy College Awareness, Planning & Advisement (NYC College Line) Identifying, Disseminating & Scaling Best Practices in College Readiness & Completion … Continue reading

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Leaving the System

From Inside Higher Ed: The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push. … Continue reading

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Low-Income Students’ Success in College Starts in High School

From Diverse Education: In The New York Times Magazine cover story, Paul Tough addressed the obstacles facing disadvantaged students head on. “If you want to help low-income students succeed, it’s not enough to deal with their academic and financial obstacles. … Continue reading

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Education Department Updates Its Rankings of Most Costly Colleges

From Inside Higher Ed: The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released its rankings of the most and least expensive colleges in the country — an annual ritual that some lawmakers are eyeing for elimination in the coming reauthorization of … Continue reading

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