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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2013
The educational attainment of young Americans has increased over the past two decades, and those who have completed more education earn more money, on average, and are more likely to be employed. That's just one corner of the picture painted by "The Condition of Education 2013," the annual treasure-trove of data from the U.S. Department of Education, released on Thursday.
Inside Higher Ed
May 24, 2013
InsideTrack turned over a trove of information to two researchers at Stanford University, who conducted an independent analysis on the impact of the company’s coaching. According to the results of the study, which were released two years ago, retention rates improved by up to 15 percent among students who received coaching. And graduation rates went up 13 percent.
May 23, 2013
Many private colleges and universities are experimenting with innovative programs to recruit and retain more low-income and first-generation students. But the central front in the struggle to widen educational opportunity will inevitably remain public colleges and universities; these institutions enroll 70 percent of all postsecondary students, and they usually represent the most affordable and accessible ladder to success for those with the longest climbs.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21, 2013
Juniata College President Thomas R. Kepple Jr. is about to take the reins at one of the country's few organizations that specialize in training potential college and university presidents: American Academic Leadership Institute.
May 20, 2013
Fisk University, asserting it has begun “a renaissance” of the historic institution, has overhauled its board of trustees, putting more members with extensive business and financial experience in key positions as it seeks to preserve its accreditation.
Inside Higher Ed
May 17, 2013
Despite a year of considerable hype as leading colleges and universities created online partnerships to try to redefine higher education, a recent spate of strong faculty reactions make clear that tradition will not change easily or silently, especially at institutions with a strong history of faculty influence. The decisions by the three universities (Duke University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester) offer a spectrum of reactions to a new wave of online learning and the companies that are trying to drive that change.
Crain's Cleveland Business
May 16, 2013
Hiram College president Thomas V. Chema announced that he will step down at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. He has led the small private college since 2003. Hiram said it has launched a national search for Mr. Chema's replacement. The next president is slated to begin July 1, 2014. Prior to his arrival at Hiram, Mr. Chema served as a partner at Arter & Hadden LLP in Cleveland.
New Haven, conn., Register
May 15, 2013
Yale University faces a $165,000 fine for “very serious and numerous” violations of the law requiring Yale to report incidents of crime on campus. The U.S. Department of Education, in an April 19 letter to President Richard Levin, charged that Yale did not report four “forcible sex offenses in its campus crime statistics,” two each in 2001 and 2002. Yale admitted the omission in 2004 and said it had implemented corrective action.
May 15, 2013
Trustees voted Tuesday to name Nayef Samhat the private college's new leader. Samhat has served as provost and a political science and international studies professor at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, for the past four years. He will replace Benjamin Dunlap this summer. Dunlap, who has been Wofford's president since 2000, will take a yearlong sabbatical, then return as a humanities professor.
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