A recent survey has found just 45 percent of college students offered a job this past spring accepted a position, begging the question, are recent graduates grasping the severity of the financial crisis?…
The College Summit program in St. Louis Missouri helps low income students turn their dreams of college into reality. In this interview, teacher Brian Kruger describes how the program transformed the school, his students and his own life.
Academics and analysts discussed whether affirmative action policies should continue to be based on race and ethnicity or changed to reflect a person's class and wealth. Ray Suarez moderated the debate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the…
A new study on American higher education gave all but one state a failing grade on affordability, and warned that college could soon be out of reach for most Americans.
For all the historic footers already added to this first presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, the debate itself almost didn't happen following Senator McCain's decision two days prior the event, to suspend his campaign.
In a conversation with Jeffrey Brown, novelist and NewsHour essayist Roger Rosenblatt discusses his new book, "Beet," which takes a satirical look at college life. The novel focuses on a fictional elite university of the same title, which looks for…
Psychologist David Shern is the president and CEO of Mental Health America, an advocacy group formerly known as the National Mental Health Association.
By PBS NewsHour
The Virginia Tech Police Department on Tuesday identified the gunman responsible for shooting 32 people on campus before taking his own life the previous day as a student at the university.
The Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University voted Sunday to revoke the contract of incoming president Jane Fernandes, amid protests from students, faculty, and alumni. A reporter discusses the impact of this incident on deaf culture and on higher education.
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