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Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered 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....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 27, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology  | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education  
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How to fix higher education: Doug Bennett, Earlham College

In a forthcoming story for The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. That is not to say higher education is broken. Indeed, the sector is perceived as so successful in so many ways that it...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 17, 2011; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Pedagogy  | Tags:  Earlham College Bennett, Fixing higher education, higher education reform  
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Report: Naval Academy favors minorities, athletes

Updated at noon Tuesday with comments from Naval Academy. The Annapolis Capital newspaper on Sunday published a significant investigative piece on admissions at the U.S. Naval Academy, adding new voices and fresh statistics to the ongoing debate over whether the...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 31, 2011; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Athletics  | Tags:  Annapolis Capital Naval Academy, Bruce Fleming Naval Academy, Naval Academy NAPS, Naval Academy admissions, USNA Bruce Fleming, USNA admissions  
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'Degrading' football pre-game song pulled at U-Va.

The University of Virginia marching band has yanked its pre-game fight song "Rugby Road" this season, apparently over questionable lyrical content, according to an article in the Cavalier Daily student paper. Here are some of the lyrics, as archived by...

By Daniel de Vise  | December 17, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Students  | Tags:  Rugby Road UVA, Rugby Road controversy UVA, UVA football pregame song, University Virginia football song, controversy marching band UVA  
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25 ways to reduce the cost of college

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity has been periodically releasing bits and pieces of what will be a book-length compendium of 25 proposals to reduce the cost of college. Much of it is now available online. I guess the...

By Daniel de Vise  | December 2, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Community Colleges, Facilities, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy, Rankings, Technology  | Tags:  25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Center for College Affordability and Productivity, college costs, college finance, higher education costs  
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NCAA grad rates rising; Loyola U. nearly perfect

Graduation rates for student athletes are rising, and at least one local university ranks among the top schools in the nation for college completion among Division I players. The National Collegiate Athletic Association reported late last month that 79 percent...

By Daniel de Vise  | November 4, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletics, Attainment, Rankings, Research  | Tags:  NCAA completion rates, NCAA grad rates, NCAA graduation rates, student athlete graduation rates  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Yeardley Love case prompts U-Va. rule change, Daniel de Vise , August 6, 2010
Naval Academy inquiry focused mostly on football, Daniel de Vise , June 30, 2010
A lacrosse captain comes out, Daniel de Vise , May 10, 2010
Could U-Va. have prevented tragedy?, Daniel de Vise , May 6, 2010
 
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