College access and affordability
Jeremy Hotchkiss is worried about his first job. He is scheduled to graduate from the State University of New York–Stonybrook in a year, but the tight job market and high unemployment rate has him — and just about everyone else about to graduate from college — concerned for the future.
The positive effects of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package are beginning to wear off, especially for college students.
Unpaid internships were a great idea during the growing economy earlier this decade. But many interns now end up resenting their employers when they don’t see a job opportunity at the end.
Posted Monday, July 19, 2010 by Kay Steiger
Hundreds of immigrant students and their allies from around the country will be starting classes at “DREAM University” today in Washington, DC.
Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by Pedro de la Torre III
So university presidents are not above DJ-ing at parties on campus to attract students.
Reporters at Cal State Long Beach make peace over the privacy of online comments while a religion professor at University of Illinois learns that sending e-mails comparing homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality isn’t kosher.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III, new chair of the National Governors Association, recently announced the creation of Complete to Compete, his new initiative aimed at increasing college completion rates across the country.
Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by Kristi Eaton
Although controversial for some, Teach for America is growing — and it’s pulling applicants from America’s top schools.
Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by Kay Steiger
Student activists at the University of Washington are treading lightly after it was revealed that the university police sent an undercover officer to meetings for the purposes of spying on plans for an upcoming protest.
A new report shows that many of the nation’s universities are increasing spending on recreational activities far faster than on academic programs.
Michigan State University is ending its undergraduate operations at their Abu Dhabi campus, citing financial constraints.
It’s easy to forget the level of casual indoctrination and enforced unity that exists in China’s system of education.
Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Christopher Eldred
Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education
File this in the “ya think?!” category. The University of Texas is reportedly reconsidering their initial plan to name a new dormitory after a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Among the hundreds of changes made to updated Texas high school curriculum, one major omission stands out from the musical history content.
Posted Friday, July 2, 2010 by Andrew Bluebond
Portland Public Schools revoked the license of KPSU, the college radio station at Portland State University, over a short exchange on air last Thursday mentioned sodomy.
We need to get to the point where people quit viewing gay rights as an issue of “political correctness” but one of basic human dignity.
Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Paul Richards
We spoke with Juan Rodriguez, one of the DREAMers, before his meeting with President Obama.
Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Pedro de la Torre III
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision yesterday that public universities can deny recognition and funding to student groups that bar gays from joining.
Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Andrew Bluebond