Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

Context on Admissions Jumps

November 19, 2010

With some regularity, the mainstream press seems to love to scare would-be college students and parents with stories about how one may be more likely to be hit by lightning than win admission to an Ivy university or a prominent flagship. True?

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

‘Application Inflation’ Has Many Causes—and Consequences

November 19, 2010

After taking over as Yale University’s dean of undergraduate admissions five years ago, Jeffrey Brenzel studied a lot of institutional data. He learned that Yale, which enrolls 1,300 freshmen annually, was sending about 120,000 viewbooks each year to high-school students who had inquired about the university, or whose names the admissions office had purchased from testing companies and other sources.

Audio: Getting Gruesome to Stop Smoking

November 16, 2010

Andrew Strasser of the School of Medicine shares his views on proposed new anti-smoking labels for cigarette packaging.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Leadership and Fundraising at Fisk University

November 15, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education blogs about raising money and increasing leadership at a historically black university.

An Interview With Professor Marybeth Gasman

November 15, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed for the launch of a new education blog.

Article Source: SoEducated.com

As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless

November 14, 2010

As students cut costs by buying books from cheaper online retailers or by downloading e-textbooks, campus bookstores sell fewer and fewer textbooks. That's triggering an identity crisis for one of the oldest institutions on campus and leading some college officials to ask: If textbooks go digital, does the campus even need a bookstore?

Study Abroad Declines for the First Time Ever

November 15, 2010

The number of college students studying abroad declined in the 2008-09 academic year, the first time the number has dropped in the 25 years it has been tracked by the Institute of International Education. Fewer students studied in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France. Among the top five destinations, only China registered a modest increase.

Article Source: Washington Post

California Court Backs Illegal Immigrant Students

November 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES — In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants can be eligible for the same reduced tuition at public colleges and universities as legal residents of the state. The ruling is the latest in a series of high-profile battles about state immigration policies.

Article Source: New York Times

Dos and Don’ts in a Graduate School Essay

November 15, 2010

Maybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers tips for writing a successful graduate-school essay.