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3 more midshipmen expelled from Naval Academy

Three more midshipmen were expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday for use or possession of synthetic marijuana, or "spice," bringing to 11 the tally of mids "separated" in an ongoing investigation, officials said Thursday.

By Daniel de Vise  | March 10, 2011; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UDC students protest school president

Students gathered outside the office of University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms at lunchtime Monday to demand his resignation over allegations of profligate spending. The protest comes a week after the release of university documents showing a...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 7, 2011; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Harvard reopens door to ROTC

Harvard University on Thursday became the most prominent college to welcome the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to campus in response to congressional repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Many universities, including some of the...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 3, 2011; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Administration, Students  | Tags:  gays in the military, Harvard ROTC, ROTC ban Harvard, ROTC colleges  
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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: Student engagement is the key 'fix'

Here is a guest post from Karen R. Lawrence, president of Sarah Lawrence College. She writes in response to the story on fixing higher education that was published in Sunday's Washington Post Magazine. The Cost of Getting Higher Education Into...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Students  | Tags:  fixing higher education, NSSE, Sarah Lawrence College, 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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Older Entries in This Category »

Fixing higher ed: Trinity's Patricia McGuire, Daniel de Vise , February 23, 2011
Fixing higher ed: Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC, Daniel de Vise , February 21, 2011
TB suspected at GWU, Daniel de Vise , February 16, 2011
Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Academically Adrift: Ekman responds to ACTA's Neal, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2011
Lumina sets standards for college degrees, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2011
Guest post: 'Academically Adrift,' indeed, Daniel de Vise , January 19, 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
'Degrading' football pre-game song pulled at U-Va., Daniel de Vise , December 17, 2010
Many college grads stay put. . . in Philly, at least, Daniel de Vise , December 14, 2010
Divorced parents contribute less toward college, Daniel de Vise , December 10, 2010
Profs threaten to walk out on rowdy students, Daniel de Vise , November 30, 2010
Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound, Craig Powell , November 25, 2010
Study abroad declines for the first time ever, Daniel de Vise , November 15, 2010
Officials: MS-13 gang will NOT invade Catholic U, Daniel de Vise , October 29, 2010
Study: Racial harmony begins in the dorm room, Daniel de Vise , October 18, 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
The 15 oddest college courses in the D.C. region, Daniel de Vise , September 16, 2010
Antiabortion exhibit comes to U. of Maryland, Daniel de Vise , September 14, 2010
D.C. displaces Boston as third-best college town, Daniel de Vise , September 8, 2010
Should 'Sex Week' worry college leaders?, Daniel de Vise , September 2, 2010
Liberal arts college offers a job to every grad, Daniel de Vise , September 1, 2010
Being a 'hot' professor isn't so hot, Daniel de Vise , August 12, 2010
Yeardley Love case prompts U-Va. rule change, Daniel de Vise , August 6, 2010
Trustee group to colleges: No more tuition hikes, Daniel deVise , August 3, 2010
How important is the admissions interview?, Daniel de Vise , August 2, 2010
Grade inflation is making students lazy, Daniel de Vise , July 22, 2010
College presidents move past the Dean Wormer era, Daniel de Vise , July 12, 2010
Naval Academy inquiry focused mostly on football, Daniel de Vise , June 30, 2010
Zimmer: How U-Chicago got hot, Daniel de Vise , June 28, 2010
Georgetown protester chains self to statue, Daniel de Vise , June 24, 2010
Whitman grad with Ph.D. plays online poker, Daniel de Vise , June 9, 2010
Update: Local Fulbright scholars, Daniel de Vise , June 8, 2010
De-greasing Herndon: A slippery slope?, Daniel de Vise , May 25, 2010
A banner year for GWU admissions, Daniel de Vise , May 20, 2010
USNA reconsiders Herndon Climb, Daniel de Vise , May 12, 2010
Could U-Va. have prevented tragedy?, Daniel de Vise , May 6, 2010
Yeardley Love slaying: overplayed?, Daniel de Vise , May 5, 2010
JMU riot not an isolated case, Daniel de Vise , April 13, 2010
Top 5 quirky Annapolis collegiate traditions, Daniel de Vise , April 12, 2010
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