A new MIT-Harvard study released on Wednesday finds that nearly 40 percent of learners who take open online courses are teachers. That finding has researchers wondering whether they can better design online courses once predicted to upend students’ experience to…
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
With tuition and fees on the rise, a poll from Monmouth University finds a majority of Americans think universities with big-time athletic programs spend too much time and money on sports.
By Laura Santhanam
What explains the conflicting data about how young people feel about race in America?…
By Eric Krupke, Jasmine Wright
Following the release of a video showing the members of University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racist slurs, the conversation of racism on college campuses has been refreshed. How have campus newspapers responded to the disturbing images?…
By PBS NewsHour
The college admissions process can be riddled with anxiety and stress for high school seniors and their parents. But in the book “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,” author and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni argues it…
By Simone Pathe
Adjunct college and university faculty staged a National Adjunct Walkout Day this week to draw attention to their contingent status. While discontent among the adjunct community has been brewing for decades, in recent years and months, grassroots efforts have sparked…
By Simone Pathe
On the whole, economic conditions are looking up for college graduates. But a lot depends on what you study and the level of degree you obtain.
Student loan balances climbed to $1.2 trillion at the end of 2014, and delinquencies are rising even as they fall for most other types of debt. In fact, students with the smallest balances are most likely to default. Judy Woodruff…
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
When letters of admission go out soon from colleges and universities to hopeful applicants, they’ll be quickly followed by offers of financial aid some advocates for students say require a college degree to understand.
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Eleven Wesleyan University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms consistent with use of the club drug known as Molly. One sophomore is in critical condition.
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