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Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 2, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics  | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts  
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Fixing higher ed: Catholic University's Brennan

In an article published Sunday in The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog. For...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 26, 2011; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Admissions, Finance, For-profit colleges, Technology  | Tags:  Washington Post fixing higher ed, fixing higher ed CUA Brennan, fixing higher education, higher ed Washington Post magazine  
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Fixing higher ed: Lumina's Jamie Merisotis

In a story that published Sunday in The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the story, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Finance, Online, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology  | Tags:  fixing higher education, higher education reform, wapo fixing higher education, washington post fixing higher ed  
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Christopher Newport sends erroneous admit letters to 2,000 students

Updated Friday afternoon with some FAQs from CNU. Christopher Newport University in Virginia mistakenly sent 2,000 e-mails Wednesday to prospective students, telling them they'd been accepted into the fall class when in fact they had not, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  CNU admission e-mails, CNU mistakenly sends admission e-mails, Christopher Newport University admission e-mails  
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Harvard, Princeton return to early admission

Here's some big news in Ivy League admissions: Harvard and Princeton are going back to nonbinding early action, an early admission option that is sometimes deemed fairer to students than binding early decision. Most of the nation's top colleges have...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid  | Tags:  Harvard admissions, Ivy League admissions, Princeton admissions, early action, early admission, early decision  
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Fixing higher ed: College Board's Sandy Baum

In a forthcoming story for The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. I will host a brief online Q&A on the fixes at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Click here to pose a question in advance. For...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 18, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy, Research, Technology  | Tags:  How to fix higher education, Post fixing higher ed, Sandy Baum College Board, Washington Post fix higher education, higher education reform  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Report: Naval Academy favors minorities, athletes, Daniel de Vise , January 31, 2011
More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes, Daniel de Vise , January 24, 2011
Harvard nets 35,000 applications, Daniel de Vise , January 20, 2011
Tips for applying to U.K. universities, Daniel de Vise , December 20, 2010
Early admission here to stay at local universities, Daniel de Vise , November 29, 2010
Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound, Craig Powell , November 25, 2010
U-Va. introduces Early Action for 2011, Daniel de Vise , November 16, 2010
10 colleges where you'd best apply early, Daniel de Vise , October 6, 2010
Will USC be next to join the Common Application?, Daniel de Vise , October 4, 2010
Survey: Helicopter parents hover over campus, Daniel de Vise , September 27, 2010
Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push, Daniel de Vise , September 24, 2010
Program boosts community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , September 20, 2010
Northwestern links alumni gifts to rankings, Daniel de Vise , September 13, 2010
Rating the college rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 30, 2010
Washington Monthly's take on college rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 23, 2010
Local colleges gain ground in U.S. News rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 17, 2010
ISO a D.C. college on the Forbes list, Daniel de Vise , August 13, 2010
GAO report: How damaging to for-profits?, Daniel de Vise , August 5, 2010
How important is the admissions interview?, Daniel de Vise , August 2, 2010
American University goes fully 'test-optional', Daniel de Vise , July 15, 2010
Financial aid rising faster than tuition, Daniel de Vise , June 29, 2010
Zimmer: How U-Chicago got hot, Daniel de Vise , June 28, 2010
Update: 'Test-optional' list longer by one, Daniel de Vise , June 22, 2010
Report finds more 'highly competitive' colleges , Daniel de Vise , June 22, 2010
U-Va.'s Casteen on community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , June 17, 2010
For-profits: two new rules that really matter, Daniel de Vise , June 16, 2010
Md. fund gives tax dollars to private colleges, Daniel de Vise , June 8, 2010
NVCC enrollment passes 70,000, Daniel de Vise , June 4, 2010
'Value' in higher education, Daniel de Vise , June 1, 2010
A banner year for GWU admissions, Daniel de Vise , May 20, 2010
Coffee with College Board President Caperton, Daniel de Vise , May 12, 2010
A high yield at Harvard, Daniel de Vise , May 10, 2010
Coffee with Montgomery College President Pinkney, Daniel de Vise , April 22, 2010
Tuition discounting at an all-time high, Daniel de Vise , April 9, 2010
Did 1 senior in 50 apply to Harvard?, Daniel de Vise , April 5, 2010
Coffee with Dartmouth President Kim, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Coffee with UW President Emmert, Daniel de Vise , March 21, 2010
Calculating the net price of college, Daniel de Vise , March 17, 2010
Coffee with U. of Oregon President Lariviere, Daniel de Vise , March 10, 2010
Coffee with Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
Public Agenda survey finds deep skepticism, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2010
Liberty University enrollment tops 50,000 , Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2010
Where students apply: a case study, Daniel de Vise , February 18, 2010
Colleges playing themselves -- or not, Daniel de Vise , February 18, 2010
U-Md. vs. U-Va.: Bring it on!, Daniel de Vise , February 17, 2010
Net price: A college president's view, Daniel de Vise , February 17, 2010
GW trustees approve tuition hike, Daniel de Vise , February 12, 2010
The net price of college, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
Applications up at Loyola, Goucher, Daniel de Vise , February 2, 2010
Williams abandons no-loan rule, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Will Churchill hackers get into college?, Daniel de Vise , January 29, 2010
Applications also up at GMU, Marymount, Trinity, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
College gender gap stabilizing, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
Why are college applications up?, Daniel de Vise , January 22, 2010
 
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