Monday, August 04, 2014
Grade inflation, weird professor-student relationships, the battle for tenure, and the use and abuse of adjunct professors. Is all this worth it to be a doctor of letters?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Jorteh Senah
New legislation continues Sen. Kristen Gillibrand's efforts to fight sexual violence against women.
Monday, July 28, 2014
With college students home for the summer, have "house rules" changed in recognition of the new status? Have the rules set up in May held through July? Parents and college students, call in on the new rules at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692).
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.
Monday, June 30, 2014
A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.
Monday, June 09, 2014
The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
All eyes were on President Obama at the West Point graduation ceremony Wednesday, drawing attention away from the graduating cadets. But one cadet was still singled out for a big cheer. We look at the West Point tradition of honoring the last-ranked graduate, dubbed “the goat.”
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. He’s joined by two former students, Aicha Diallo and Nkese Rankine. Steckel tells their stories in his book Hold Fast to Dream: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty, about their challenges navigating the landscape of college in America.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Fraternities on college campuses around the country are a driving factor in the rise of sexual assault. Yet, Caitlin Flanagan reports, the lack of regulation and the unsafe facilities under which fraternities function leave universities powerless to address problems.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Amidst all of the tragic headlines of initiation nights gone wrong, what does it mean to be part of a brotherhood in 2014? Caitlin Flanagan, contributing editor at The Atlantic Magazine, spent more than a year going through lawsuits filed due to accidents in frat houses. She says the problem goes far beyond our traditional perception of hazing. We also talk to Mic Wilson, executive director of the national organization of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, about the good side of brotherhood.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like.