Tag Archives: College

Many Returning Military Vets Bound For College
Many Returning Military Vets Bound For College By
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters,...
2013: The Year of the Intern?
2013: The Year of the Intern? By
Some might say internships received more scrutiny than ever in 2013. Here’s a look back at key developments from our ongoing investigation into unpaid internships. The courts saw a slew of cases brought by current and former interns – and rulings were mixed. Former...
After Years of Troubles, Largest Student-Loan Servicers Get Stepped-up Oversight
After Years of Troubles, Largest Student-Loan Servicers Get Stepped-up Oversight By
Sallie Mae and other large student-loan servicers – the companies that act as a go-between for borrowers and lenders – will soon be getting some regular oversight from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the watchdog agency announced this week. ProPublica and...
Personnel Fouls: Sex Discrimination Suits Shake Tennessee Athletics
Personnel Fouls: Sex Discrimination Suits Shake Tennessee Athletics By
  For nearly 40 years, the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols were a role model for college athletics — everybody’s favorite example of what is possible when a major university devotes major resources to women’s sports. No one embodied that promise more than...
Occupy Victims Burned By Settlement For Pepper-Spray Cop
Occupy Victims Burned By Settlement For Pepper-Spray Cop By
A former campus police officer, who infamously pepper-sprayed a group of sitting Occupy UC Davis protesters, reached a settlement with the school for more than $38,000, a local news outlet reported Wednesday. A news report from The Davis Enterprise says that 40-year-old...
1 In 5 Women On College Campuses Are Raped
1 In 5 Women On College Campuses Are Raped By
For many, college is filled with zany fraternity initiations, experiences of new cultures and career-building achievements. For others, it’s a place where they were raped by a classmate. Laura*, a former graduate of University of Minnesota, struggles with the past. “It’s...
College Tuition Hikes Deepen Inequality
College Tuition Hikes Deepen Inequality By
The cost of a college education in the U.S. has skyrocketed 538 percent since 1985, according to a Bloomberg News report that used historical data from the U.S. Department of Labor. For millions of students, obtaining a four-year college degree has become a financial burden,...
The Rise And Coming Fall Of The Cadillac College Degree
The Rise And Coming Fall Of The Cadillac College Degree By
If you had to guess which consumer commodity has risen faster in price than any other since 1985, several types of goods and services might come to mind. Gas, food, housing and medical care, for instance, are all things that, in the blink of a generational eye, Americans...
Cooper Union Students End Occupation With Tuition-Free Education Still In Jeopardy
Cooper Union Students End Occupation With Tuition-Free Education Still In Jeopardy By
Cooper Union, a college in New York city with a 154-year history of tuition-free education, has experienced more than two months of protests and sit-ins after President Jamshed Bharucha announced tuition would be charged for the coming academic year. After peacefully taking...
US Colleges Failing Teachers, Report Says
US Colleges Failing Teachers, Report Says By
Schools of education across the United States are not sending teachers into the classroom ready to instruct, warns the National Council on Teacher Quality. When evaluated by the group’s 2013 Teacher Prep Review Report, numerous colleges fail to receive more than one out...