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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, higher education cuts, Pell grants  
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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:  fixing higher education, higher education reform, UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, washington post fixing higher education  
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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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Guest post: We need 14 million more Hispanic degrees

Here is a guest post by Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund: As Hispanic Americans watch the batches of data flow out from the U.S. Census Bureau we have both a sense of pride and anxiety....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 23, 2011; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Attainment, Public policy, Students  | Tags:  aid, American Graduation Initiative, attainment, college completion, Frank Alvarez, Hispanic Scholarship Fund  
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Fixing higher ed: Trinity's Patricia McGuire

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 a bit farther down on...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 23, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Attainment, Finance, Pedagogy, Students  | Tags:  fixing higher ed washington post, fixing higher education, fixing higher education post magazine, Trinity Washington University Patricia McGuire  
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Randolph-Macon offers 'degree guarantee'

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., today announced a Four-Year Degree Guarantee: Students who follow a few institutional policies are promised a degree in four years, or else the college will waive tuition until the student has finished. With the guarantee,...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 22, 2011; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Attainment, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates  | Tags:  college guarantees four-year graduation, Degree Guarantee Program Randolph Macon, Randolph-Macon College degree guarantee, RMC degree guarantee, Virginia college guarantees degree  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Fixing higher ed: Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC, Daniel de Vise , February 21, 2011
Fixing higher ed: Steven Knapp, GWU, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2011
UNCF relocates from Fairfax to D.C., Daniel de Vise , February 8, 2011
Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Howard University preserves some imperiled programs, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2011
Lumina's Degree Profile: A co-author's view, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2011
Lumina sets standards for college degrees, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2011
12 notable higher education stories of 2010, Daniel de Vise , December 28, 2010
Ranking community colleges, Daniel de Vise , December 23, 2010
Winter break is high season for dropouts, Daniel de Vise , December 22, 2010
UDC to offer two-year BA in DCPS pilot, Daniel de Vise , December 21, 2010
Many local schools have narrowed the grad gap, Daniel de Vise , December 13, 2010
Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average, Daniel de Vise , December 7, 2010
U-Va., William and Mary grad rates are nation's best, Daniel de Vise , December 6, 2010
Md. community colleges pledge more graduates, Daniel de Vise , December 3, 2010
NCAA grad rates rising; Loyola U. nearly perfect, Daniel de Vise , November 4, 2010
Montgomery College inaugurates a new leader, Daniel de Vise , October 30, 2010
Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push, Daniel de Vise , September 24, 2010
Report: U.S. won't regain grad lead anytime soon, Daniel de Vise , September 21, 2010
Guest blog: The 'Four-Year College Myth', Daniel de Vise , August 31, 2010
NVCC named a leader among community colleges, Daniel de Vise , July 29, 2010
Does study abroad make you a better student?, Daniel de Vise , July 13, 2010
NVCC ranks second in nation for degrees granted, Daniel de Vise , June 23, 2010
U-Va.'s Casteen on community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , June 17, 2010
Nearly half of doctorates never completed, Daniel de Vise , April 29, 2010
Duke, Butler succeed off the court, too, Daniel de Vise , April 8, 2010
For-profits vs. community colleges, Daniel de Vise , March 31, 2010
Why no Male Studies?, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Foes of student aid bill remain, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 2010
Coffee with Excelsior president Ebersole, Daniel de Vise , March 16, 2010
Coffee with Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
 
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