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Want a Cheaper, Better College Experience? Stop the Rankings and Let Go of Tradition

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.13.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

The annual college rankings from U.S. News & World Report were released Tuesday, and you'll find plenty of news coverage and commentary about the influence (or hype) of this annual guide.

How Educated Is Your State Legislator?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

How educated is your state legislator? The answer varies considerably from state to state. While many lawmakers hold a college degree, support of public higher education, it seems, has always been a challenge.

Did Your State Legislator Go To College?

Posted 08.13.2011 | College

Should state lawmakers all be college graduates, or should they have about the same level of education as the people they represent? The Chronicle ...

1 In 3 College Presidents See Academia Going Down The Wrong Road

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tushar Rae | Posted 07.16.2011 | College

The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning...

Most Economically Diverse Colleges

Posted 06.29.2011 | College

Of the wealthiest colleges and universities in the country, the University of California at Los Angeles is the most economically diverse, according to...

Netflix For Courses?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | David Glenn | Posted 06.15.2011 | College

When Netflix suggests movies based on how much previous renters liked them, all that's at stake is a night's entertainment. Now a handful of colleges ...

The Highest-Paid Public College Presidents

Posted 06.04.2011 | College

With an annual cost of employment of more than $1.8 million, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee is the top-earning public college president...

In The Public Interest: House Delivers Devastating Cut to College Aid, Economic Recovery

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rich Williams

Rebuilding a strong workforce and economy should be the top priority of any federal budget extension. However, the House of Representatives has passed an extension that makes deep and devastating cuts to the Pell Grant program.

The Beatification of David Foster Wallace

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

It wasn't lost on me this week that progress was recently made on the "canonization" of David Foster Wallace.

Grad Student Wins Ph.D. Challenge. Wait Till His Adviser Finds Out.

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Gabriel Parent says he loves a challenge. Let's hope his adviser is as passionate about surprises. Mr. Parent was named on Wednesday night as the w...

10 Myths About Legacy College Admissions

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Brad Wolverton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Legacy preferences, which provide a leg up in college admissions to applicants who are the offspring of alumni, are employed at almost three-quarters ...

University Of New Mexico Grapples With Professor-Dominatrix Scandal

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Eric Kelderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In some ways, working as a phone-sex dominatrix is a lot simpler than being on a college faculty. Your relationship with others is clearly defined, no...

The Highest-Paid College Presidents (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Thirty college and university presidents earned more than $1 million during the 2008 fiscal year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's rec...

Instead Of Tests, Video Games To Assess Student Learning

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Video game naysayers, take note: beyond Mario and Bond, games might be helpful learning tools. Florida State University professor Valerie Shute believ...

College Students Don't Know How To Research, Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report released by Project Information Literacy, college students do not know how to research correctly. The study, which surveye...

Earn Good Grades, Get More Money?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Traditionally, academic scholarships have been either merit or need-based -- but some states have taken steps towards blurring the distinction between...

Students Willing To Attend Colleges They Can't Afford

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report, released by the College Board and higher education consulting firm Art & Science Group LLC, many students seriously conside...

The 11 Best-Value Private Universities: Kiplinger List

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Last week Kiplinger, a private financial advising company, released its Special Report on Best College Values. Using Peterson's data on more than 600 ...

Are We Too Educated? 9 Occupations With Overqualified Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece written by economist Richard Vedder, many Americans are grossly overeducated for the fields ...

At Dartmouth And Cornell, Students Shamed For Not Giving To Class Gift Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Members of the Cornell and Dartmouth senior gift committees shamed their peers who opted not to contribute to senior class gift funds, according to th...

Bethune-Cookman University Says Professors Were Fired For Sex With Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Faced with accusations of denying due process to seven professors dismissed last year, Bethune-Cookman University countered that, in four cases, the p...

"To a Soldier" Poem

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

"To a Soldier" and text as posted on The Chronicle of Higher Education Arts & Academe page. To view this article on that site, click here. To a Soldi...

Law Profs Say Yes To Legalizing Pot

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More than 75 law professors have signed an open letter to California voters in support of Proposition 19, a ballot motion that would make growth and r...

New Site Lets High School Students Purchase Successful Applications

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Thanks to a new website, high school seniors (or juniors -- or sophomores or, in more and more cases, freshmen) can try to increase their chances of g...

University Of Miami Law School Offers Their Grads For Free

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Starting next month, graduates of the University of Miami's School of Law who have been struggling to find work will be able to participate in the sch...