11 juillet 2017

Price of a Year in Jail vs. a Year at Harvard

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An Associated Press analysis of the costs of prisons in California offers this comparison: California's budget estimates that the cost of jail for each inmate in the state will reach $75,560. That's about $2,000 more than the price of a year Harvard University, counting tuition, room and board, books, and other expenses. More...

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Ruling Stands Against Drug Testing All Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined without comment to hear an appeal of a ruling that bars a technical college from drug testing all students. More...

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Lost Job at Florida Over Giving Positive Reference

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Jen Day Shaw has resigned as dean of students at the University of Florida amid criticism of a positive reference she provided for the former Title IX coordinator at the university, The Gainesville Sun reported. More...

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A New Direction in Appalachia

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A group of private liberal arts colleges reassesses its mission and decides to change its focus. More...

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New State Aid, With Strings Attached

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in. More...

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Deficits at Small Colleges and Large Universities

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The financial fortunes of large and small private universities are veering in opposite directions, with small colleges under more and more pressure, according to new research released Monday by Moody’s Investors Service. More...

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Clinging to the Core

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. University of Dallas steps back from proposed adult degree-completion expansion amid faculty worries it would be a poor curricular and identity fit, even as administrators say new sources of revenue are a must. More...

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Questions on President's Future at Washington College

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The relationship between the president and the governing board at Washington College, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, has deteriorated and could soon lead to President Sheila Bair's departure after less than two years on the job. More...

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Angst Over Middle-Class Aid

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities, searching for savings and reconsidering how they spend money on scholarship and grant programs. More...

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Pressure Builds From Low Endowment Returns

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A growing number of universities are lowering the rates of return they expect to earn on their endowments, which could be paired with other important decisions on endowment spending policies, investment strategies and fund-raising demands, according to Moody’s Investors Service. More...

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