Dozens of new students crowded into a lobby of the University of Delaware’s student center at the start of the academic year. Many were stylishly attired in distressed jeans and bright-colored sneakers; half tapped away silently on smartphones while the rest engaged in boisterous conversations.… Continue reading
A total of 150 private nonprofit colleges failed the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent financial-responsibility test, which covers the 2010 fiscal year, according to data released by the department on Wednesday. More than half of them scored so low that they will be required to post letters of credit to remain eligible to participate in the federal student-aid programs.… Continue reading
While generous compensation packages for college presidents have come under increasing public scrutiny, other university employees often earn far more.
In fact, of the 88 private-college employees who made $1 million or more in the 2007 fiscal year, only 11 were chief executives, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis of compensation packages of more than 4,000 employees at nearly 600 private colleges.… Continue reading
When Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University seven years ago, he promised to make it “The New American University,” with 100,000 students by 2020. It would break down the musty old boundaries between disciplines, encourage advanced research and entrepreneurship to drive the new economy, and draw in students from un-derserved sectors of the state.… Continue reading
Hispanics surpassed blacks in 2010 to become the second-largest racial or ethnic group of young adults in America’s colleges, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data, the Washington Post reports. The number of Hispanic college students ages 18 to 24 rose by a remarkable 24 percent in one year, to 1.8 million, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center.… Continue reading
A package bomb that injured two professors at a university here this month is the latest in a string of attacks by a new terror group inspired by the Unabomber. Its violent actions have put campuses across Mexico on alert and caused nanotechnology researchers worldwide to take precautions with their mail.… Continue reading
As the American Bar Association prepares for its annual meeting in Toronto this week, it finds itself under increasing pressure to tighten the spigot on the steady flow of law schools it has been accrediting.
Federal regulators and disillusioned law-school graduates have questioned whether the association’s standards are rigorous enough at a time when record numbers of law-school graduates are competing for a shrinking number of legal jobs.… Continue reading
A coalition of 29 American universities is throwing its weight behind a plan to build ultra-high-speed computer networks — with Internet service several hundred times faster than what is now commercially available — in the communities surrounding the participating colleges.
Many college students these days do drugs, and I guess, if there is ever a time in one’s life to experiment, it would be before that organic chemistry class. Many theories exist: Is it peer pressure, does it just help students to be calm their nerves, is it just a time to expand the mind? … Continue reading
Rainmakers LIVE! are a team of Stanford University students passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. This last tuesday, they held their second live event at AOL headquarters in Palo Alto called “Bridging People and Technology with Design“. It was an event that comprised of a live panel of speakers with various backgrounds specializing in different areas relating to design, discussing everything from user interface to user experience, to how design influences their businesses and what they think of when they think of design.… Continue reading