Tag Archives: College

US: Better College Stats Needed On Dating Violence By
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. The Education Department announced Thursday it is proposing a rule change...
Report: Sex Crimes Up At US Colleges By
WASHINGTON  — The number of sex offenses reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased, according to an Education Department survey that also suggests high schools are safer than they used to be. The...
Who Can Afford College In America? By
Many higher education institutions were forced to make dramatic cuts to their programs and exponentially raise tuition in the wake of the 2008 recession. These actions were meant to make up for losses in funding, but they have also made it more difficult for low-income...
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, there was the strangeness of resuming...
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 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 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 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 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 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,...