Top 12 Weirdest Scholarships
It’s no secret that college today is practically unaffordable: tuition has increased 440% over the last 25 years and with student loan debt at a record-breaking high, students are desperately seeking help where they can.
The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses
One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves.
U.S. Students at Oxford Find “Shocking Censorship” at UK Universities
Having been students at Oxford University for little more than three months, we have seen numerous examples of shocking censorship on campus. . . . Such a culture of mob-censorship is anathema to the principles upon which Western society has prided itself.
It Is Possible To Control College Costs–And I Did It
In my 15 years as president, not once did we have to raise tuition more than the Consumer Price Index.
“Government Attempts at College Cost Transparency Ineffective, May Make Decision-Making Worse”
It’s a real shame that government-mandated cost calculators for college are ineffective at best and actually discouraging at worst. It’s not surprising, perhaps, but it’s still a shame, especially when the biggest effect is on people who stand to gain the most by pursuing a college sheepskin.
Are MOOCs the future of education? –SeeThruEdu’s Stuart Butler on “Fareed Zakaria GPS”
Stuart Butler: “Today’s online education is not our grandfather’s online education. Its completely transformed.”
Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education
So, what exactly is disruptive innovation? A disruptive innovation explains why many companies have difficulty sustaining success.
Tuition costs & borrowing growth slows, but total of student debt still on the rise
A variety of new reports out this week found that the rise of college tuition costs and borrowing rates has slowed, but the nation’s collective student loan debt is still on the rise.
The UNC Scandal and “Fake Compassion”
At the center of this scandal are two people who thought compassion meant using dishonest methods to make it easier for “sinking kids” to succeed.
The 7 Scariest Things About Higher Ed
Forget zombies and witches – the real scare this Halloween is the direction that our higher education system is headed.