House Republicans and the Obama administration agree about relatively few matters these days, and it would be a profound exaggeration to say they see eye to eye on Pell Grants. The GOP-led House last month approved a 2011 budget that would cut the size of the maximum grant for low-income students by $845, to $4,705, one of many reasons why President Obama has threatened to veto the measure.
Most college students are in frequent touch with their parents, but moms and dads are less likely to intervene than to encourage their children to resolve matters on their own, according to new data presented here on Monday at the annual meeting of Naspa—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Andrew Atzert of the Wharton School comments on the blending of face-to-face and technological components in online learning.
PHILADELPHIA — “Girl Culture” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 9.
Featuring 50 color photographs of girls and young women from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across the United States, “Girl Culture” explores girls’ relationships with their own bodies and popular culture. The images in this show examine contemporary life for girls, addressing topics such as sexuality, body image and weight-loss culture.
WHO & WHAT: An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.
The value of degrees from Penn and the other Ivies is spotlighted.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the significance of the Greensboro Four sit-ins to the civil rights era.