If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.
Two new studies show college is still a great investment.
For online higher education, the devil is in the data
Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed
It hasn't gone according to plan
Trying to create the future of online education is harder than it seemed.
Which bogus list of universities is the best?
The 100-pound book of dubiously ranked universities has long been a hallmark of the college application process.
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Usually, Republicans direct their bitter hatred for all things intellectual at individual people—like, for example, our “professorial” president. This week, Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III got a little more fundamental and decided to wage war against humanistic inquiry in general.
The social history—and private-sector big money—that explains why granite countertops and fire pits are part of today's new dorms.
Today's forward-looking college campus is home to dorms that boast amenities like flat-screen televitions, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, and tanning salons. At the same moment that the cost of college is increasingly the object of scruitiny, dorms are going upscale. Why is this happening? Here's an explanation. Below, a sampling of some recent developments.
Design specs for upgrading the communications device formerly known as the sheepskin
Every year, millions of Americans embark on the quest to earn a four-year college degree. Many motives propel them. They go to acquire skills and knowledge from experts in their fields. They go, more generally, to learn how to learn, and to broaden their minds in ways that will help them function as autonomous adults participating fully in the civic life of their country. They go to find friends and mentors.
In a survey published Thursday in the Harvard Crimson, 42 percent of incoming freshmen admitted to having cheated on a homework assignment in high school and 10 percent admitted to cheating on an exam.