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U.S. News Attends Rankings Conferences in Asia

November 11, 2010

I have just returned from two international conferences in Asia. The first one, International Trends in University Rankings and Its Impact on Higher Education Policy, was held in Taipei. The conference was organized by the Higher Education and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. There were participants from many universities from all parts of Taiwan. I discussed the third annual U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, explaining why U.S. News is doing global university rankings, and how global university rankings differ from national rankings of colleges in just one country.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Bolstering African-American Success in the STEM Fields

November 9, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses African-Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

U.S. Could Lose the SciTech Edge to China, Experts Fear

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann says, “The single biggest lever for economic innovation in our society is education.”

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November 9, 2010

Public high school students in New Haven now have another reason to go to college: free tuition. City and school officials announced on Tuesday that a new program, called New Haven Promise, would offer to pay eligible students’ way through any public college or university in Connecticut. The program will also pay up to $2,500 a year to those who attend a private college in the state.

Article Source: New York Times

International Grad Enrollments Up

November 9, 2010
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Justices Hear Case on Taxing of Students

November 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — “How do you draw the line,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked at a Supreme Court argument on Monday, “between a student who is working and a worker who is studying?” The case concerned medical residents, who work long hours as part of their studies, providing care to hospital patients. They are often paid more than $50,000 a year.

Article Source: New York Times

What Can HBCUs Teach All Colleges and Universities?

November 4, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on what historically black colleges and universities can contribute to the higher-education system as a whole.

Article Source: Diverse

Fill in the Blanks

November 4, 2010

Dean Erica Furda of Admissions comments on how applicants can differentiate themselves from others through describing their extracurricular activity experiences.

Article Source: New York Times

The College as a Philanthropy. Yes, a Philanthropy.

October 31, 2010

After spending most of my adult life in private higher education, I've concluded that most of our students are unprepared for college. They may be academically ready and emotionally mature, but they don't understand what a college is or what its motives and mission are.

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?

November 5, 2010

The numbers keep rising, the superlatives keep glowing. Each year, selective colleges promote their application totals, along with the virtues of their applicants. For this fall’s freshman class, the statistics reached remarkable levels. Stanford received a record 32,022 applications from students it called “simply amazing,” and accepted 7 percent of them. Brown saw an unprecedented 30,135 applicants, who left the admissions staff “deeply impressed and at times awed.” Nine percent were admitted.

Article Source: New York Times