More than half of the top 250 U.S. colleges and universities offer legacy admissions.
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Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
People wear a protective mask as they attend a Hindu ritual, known as Melasti, in Bali, Indonesia, on March 22.
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As the coronavirus spreads and life comes to a standstill, people are coming up with a host of rituals to maintain a sense of order and human connection.
Howard University students moving out of dorms in Washington.
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Census data are used to determine federal funding on everything from highway construction to poverty services. With many students heading back to their parents’ homes, college towns may take a hit.
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would enable college athletes to get paid endorsements.
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California’s legislature has approved a bill that would let college athletes get paid endorsements. A sociologist explains what the measure would mean for the players.
President Obama sought to make the United States the most college-educated nation in the world by 2020.
Efforts to get more Americans to earn a college degree steal attention from what makes up a college education, a historian of education argues.
Research conflicts over how graduates of historically black colleges fare in the job market.
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities make more than peers who went to other schools, according to new findings that refute prior research that showed they suffer a ‘wage penalty.’
Private college students graduate at higher rates, government statistics show.
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The ‘free college’ proposals being floated by 2020 presidential candidates don’t include private colleges. A higher education scholar asks why, especially since privates have higher graduation rates.
Police secure the main entrance to UNC Charlotte after a shooting at the school that left at least two people dead, Tuesday, April 30.
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The April 30 shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte isn’t an outlier. Research shows it fits a familiar pattern of campus shootings in terms of time and place.
Most of the nation’s top schools experience a major scandal that causes applications to fall, new research shows.
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When scandals take place at a college, the natural reaction for some people is to avoid the school. But two economists suggest potential applicants think hard about their decision.
College athletes are prohibited from profiting from their performance.
As the nation prepares to watch the Final Four, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.
First-year college students frequently report being stressed.
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While the first year of college can be stressful, using the time between high school graduation and the college drop-off to prepare can help ease the transition, two educators say in a new book.
New research uncovers problems with a ‘calculator’ that colleges must put online to make it easier for prospective students to understand the cost of college.
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While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges’ calculators distort the true cost of attendance.
President Donald Trump holds up an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants.
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
Amazon’s plan to locate its second headquarters in New York City fell through.
When colleges rush to serve the needs of business, they risk losing sight of their purpose and entering into bad deals with a selfish partner, a scholar of research and business argues.
Divestment rally at Harvard University, April 17, 2015.
Many students and professors at US colleges and universities want their schools to divest holdings in fossil fuel companies, but it’s a hard sell for school administrators.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump’s ‘targeted’ tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
A professor teaches an online class with students from around the world.
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Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates the passage of the tax bill.
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The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Graduate students and others rally against the proposed GOP tax reform bill.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Harvard, located along the Charles River in Cambridge, boasts the largest endowment at $37.6 billion.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.