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James Franco’s unusual education

James Franco, actor and co-host of The Academy Awards tonight, likes going to school. In fact, he still is, studying for his doctorate in English at Yale University, while fitting in movie and television appearances when he isn’t studying.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 27, 2011; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Higher Education  | Tags:  anne hathaway, columbia university, james franco, the academy awards, the oscars, yale university  
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Why didn’t NYU fire Nir Rosen over Lara Logan?

Why did New York University allow Nir Rosen to resign after he made vile comments about the CBS correspondent brutally attacked and sexually assaulted in Egypt? Why wasn't it tougher?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 16, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Higher Education  | Tags:  cbs, egypt, egypt democracy, lara logan assault, lara logan attack, laura logan, new york university, nir rosen, nir rosen tweets, nyu, nyu center for law and security, rosen apologizes, rosen tweets  
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Why Obama’s 2020 graduation goal isn’t attainable

President Obama set as a goal that by 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. But there is a numbers game working against the realization of his goal, and his 2012 proposed education budget isn't going to help the situation.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 15, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  High School, Higher Education  | Tags:  2012 budget, 2020, early literacy, graduation 2020, obama, obama 2020 goal, obama budget, reading by 3rd grade  
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Peace Corps' 2011 college rankings; D.C., Va. schools on top

The Peace Corps, in its 50th year, announces its 2011 college rankings. Tops in their categories: The George Washington University in Washington D.C., the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 1, 2011; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Higher Education  | Tags:  george washington university, peace corps, president john f. kennedy, president kennedy, university of florida, university of michigan  
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How colleges can identify depressed students

One out of every four or five students who visits a university health center for a routine cold or sore throat turns out to be depressed, but most centers miss the opportunity to identify these students because they don’t screen for depression, according to new research.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 10, 2011; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Higher Education, Research, Student Life  | Tags:  depressed students, depression, depression and college, northwestern university, research on depression, screening for depression, students and depression, university health centers  
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University of Virginia reforms speech code

The University of Virginia has eliminated four controversial policies that restricted the free speech of students and faculty, becoming one of a minority of schools across the country to do so.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 29, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  College Life, Higher Education  | Tags:  FIRE, free speech, free speech on campus, speech codes, university of virginia  
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College awareness: How much is too much?, Valerie Strauss , June 3, 2010
Clemson student charged for rude e-mail, Valerie Strauss , June 1, 2010
Gender gap in higher education growing -- report, Valerie Strauss , May 29, 2010
Sharp critique of for-profit ed companies, Valerie Strauss , May 27, 2010
Adult student penalized for one curse word, Valerie Strauss , May 18, 2010
A most unusual university investigation , Valerie Strauss , May 12, 2010
The funniest commencement speeches, Valerie Strauss , May 9, 2010
Ethics expert to head Harvard Business School, Valerie Strauss , May 7, 2010
NFL draft: Top schools and their graduation rates , Valerie Strauss , April 23, 2010
Should professor be allowed to run a sex Web site?, Valerie Strauss , April 22, 2010
New analysis of violence on campus, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
GWU, Princeton among colleges rejecting iPad, Valerie Strauss , April 18, 2010
Any value to U.S. News rankings?, Valerie Strauss , April 16, 2010
And now, outsourcing the grading of papers, Valerie Strauss , April 8, 2010
Everything you ever wanted to know about Butler, Valerie Strauss , April 6, 2010
New MIT study on student cheating , Valerie Strauss , March 17, 2010
March Madness: What's the academic effect?, Valerie Strauss , March 17, 2010
Shalala outlines benefits of new GI Bill , Valerie Strauss , March 9, 2010
Virginia colleges: Just say 'no' to Cuccinelli, Valerie Strauss , March 7, 2010
Linking college academics to careers, Valerie Strauss , March 3, 2010
Harvard gets first Egyptologist in 68 years, Valerie Strauss , March 2, 2010
First Amendment folly in Moco school, Valerie Strauss , February 23, 2010
Is heckling a First Amendment right? , Valerie Strauss , February 23, 2010
The high school courses students need for college, Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2010
Colleges admit freshmen for winter term, Valerie Strauss , February 19, 2010
President Ken Starr? Yes, at Baylor , Valerie Strauss , February 18, 2010
Should we believe college rankings?, Valerie Strauss , February 16, 2010
Yale saves with colder buildings , Valerie Strauss , February 4, 2010
Costs of public vs. private college, Valerie Strauss , January 12, 2010
Top 10 education issues for 2010, Valerie Strauss , January 8, 2010
U-Alabama by the numbers, Valerie Strauss , January 8, 2010
Good news: College financial aid form gets easier, Valerie Strauss , January 5, 2010
Are American students lazy? , Valerie Strauss , January 5, 2010
Take The Sheet's 2009 Education Quiz, Valerie Strauss , January 1, 2010
The List: Kiplinger's top values in private higher ed, Valerie Strauss , November 6, 2009
How AU's President Earned More than $1 Million, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2009
How much is a university president worth?, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2009
Enough With The Lists Already, Valerie Strauss , October 12, 2009
What's So Great About Harvard?, Valerie Strauss , October 9, 2009
Trachtenberg: New Year’s Greetings 5770, Valerie Strauss , September 27, 2009
TRACHTENBERG: What Is a College Education For?, Valerie Strauss , September 10, 2009
WHY IT MATTERS: Porn Movie Tests University Leaders, Valerie Strauss , September 9, 2009
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