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Universities teach students and produce research -- but do they have responsibility to engage with the communities that surround them? Two university presidents explain why their answer is an emphatic yes.
Students have been protesting conditions at Howard University for several days.
As the student protest over conditions at Howard University continues, a scholar weighs in on what the fallout means for historically black colleges and universities.
Many students reported regularly going without necessities including food, medications, fuel and prescribed textbooks.
The percent of students going without food or other necessities has risen since 2012, with students indicating work-study balance was impacting their daily lives, study success and mental health.
Former president of Boswana Ketumile Masire.
Botswana’s late president Ketumile Masire was original and daring. He should be remembered for his courage and prudence.
It's estimated that 20 percent of first year students are put on academic probation. That's not a small number. Universities are beginning to tackle the problem head on.
Who is being left out?
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model?
For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
What do the most disadvantaged students need for college success?
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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have called for making colleges and universities debt-free or tuition-free. Disadvantaged students need more than free college to achieve success.
When do texting, tweeting work?
It's that time of the year when students get ready to enroll in college. But many don't, even after being accepted. What can be done?
The statue of John Harvard, the first benefactor of Harvard University.
A bill before Congress is proposing colleges and universities with endowments of at least $1 billion spend 25 percent of the money on financial aid. What is the proposal missing?
It’s difficult for students who are struggling financially to focus on their academic work.
For many students, stress about money is a terrible and unwelcome distraction from their degrees – qualifications they hope can lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Up to 40% of South African university students drop out after their first year.
There are a number of factors outside the academy that hold first-year university students back. Addressing these can improve retention rates.
On the list of students’ struggles are basic necessities – food.
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Students are going hungry on college campuses. The latest survey shows that four in 10 University of California students do not have access to nutritious food.
What should be the aim of higher education?
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An academic asks: whom should we teach? What should we teach? How should we teach?