Ross Perlin unfairly views colleges as complicit in labor law abuses (“Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges,” Op-Ed, April 3). Most interns do benefit — not monetarily, but by gaining experience. This bridges education and the workplace and helps students get jobs. Unfortunately, most interns have to pay for college credits, do unpaid work and forsake paying [...]
The summer before my senior year of college, I took a paid internship in NYC. I don’t remember what the job was supposed to have been, because I basically I spent two miserable months sitting at a desk doing nothing. It was a nightmare. My unpaid senior-year internship, however, was awesome – and it turned [...]
In a year in which state universities often absorbed sharp budget cuts and raised tuition, the salaries of the presidents of those institutions largely held steady, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education released Sunday night. The median total compensation for the leaders of 185 of the nation’s largest state research universities [...]
Thomas Boyd, dean of Kaplan University's School of Business and Management, is looking to polish the online school's reputation. Mr. Boyd, who was appointed last April, has since ushered in new strategies to try to elevate the for-profit business school's status, including a plan to improve the quality of professors and help graduates find better [...]
Environmentally conscious M.B.A. students are increasingly looking for more from their education than a patina of financial acumen and a degree that will ratchet up their income. These students have adopted the goal of sustainability; that is, conducting business in a way that keeps the world in good physical shape for future generations. Read more...
When it comes to academic innovation, Americans have long been accustomed to the traffic being mainly one way. From standardized testing to distance learning and alumni fund-raising, what happens on U.S. campuses this year will probably happen 5 or 10 years later in the rest of the world. But the growth of joint- and dual-degree [...]
Having a child during high school or college can make earning a bachelor's degree difficult, but the barriers don't have to be insurmountable. With the help of school programs across the country, from residential support systems to campus lactation rooms, there are options available to women and their children. Here are some of the ways [...]