How can top colleges be persuaded to admit more talented low- and middle-income students? My column this week laid out a strategy for making colleges more economically diverse and meritocratic, based on policies at Amherst College and the University of California. But I didn’t spent much time on the politics of getting colleges to make [...]
Small classes aren't commonplace at national universities—schools that award degrees on every level and emphasize research. This tends to hold especially true for freshmen and sophomores, who oftentimes take introductory level courses—typically in mathematics, science, or social science—sitting next to 400 of their closest friends. Read more...
Students and faculty are working to overcome administrative hurdles to gain approval for a non-Tufts study abroad program in Cuba in an effort to align student travel and study in the country with recently passed federal law. Several Tufts faculty members conceived of the study abroad program in conjunction with members of the Juan Marinello [...]
As graduation season rapidly approaches, black college graduates may face a greater burden in the job market than their white counterparts. Black college graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed as white college graduates. The recession has only worsened this problem. Unemployment among blacks is disproportionately higher than the rest of the population. Read [...]
It's common knowledge that the recession has hurt job prospects for college graduates. But a new study has found that when graduates do find work, their jobs often have little to do with their college studies, or don't require degrees at all. A report by Rutgers University, "Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a [...]
For as long as anyone can remember, students who have tried to transfer within the City University of New York system — from, say, a community college to a four-year school — have run into delays or denials in getting their course credits accepted. Many have wound up spending additional time and money to secure [...]
Eventually, Karin Hwang wants to reengineer injured human brains. But right now she's intent on launching her first invention, a device for use by expectant mothers that detects signs the baby may arrive too early. Hwang, 23, earned a master's degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University last May, entering one of the few [...]