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Articles by Peter Schworm

THE BOSTON GLOBE
November 2, 2010
Packing several drinks’ worth of alcohol and a jolt of caffeine into a single container, Four Loko is a potent and increasingly popular brew, known on college campuses as “blackout in a can.’’
THE BOSTON GLOBE
March 17, 2009
Like wary suitors, colleges are searching for signs of commitment from applicants before they extend admissions offers, hoping to find out whether their affection is mutual.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
December 9, 2008
For years, it seemed simple: Donations rolled in, the booming stock market multiplied them, and college endowments swelled. At the wealthiest schools, millions became billions, and even small colleges amassed sizable fortunes.
BOSTON GLOBE
November 21, 2008
Northeastern University has shelved plans for a 600-student dormitory amid a severe crunch in credit markets, in the latest sign of the economic downturn’s impact on college campuses.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
October 28, 2008
One of Tom Woodbury’s sisters went to Vanderbilt University, the other to Boston College. But they didn’t choose those pricey private colleges during a financial market meltdown that took a sizeable chunk of the family’s college savings.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
October 21, 2008
One of Tom Woodbury’s sisters went to Vanderbilt University, the other to Boston College. But they didn’t choose those pricey private colleges during a financial market meltdown that took a sizeable chunk of the family’s college savings.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
July 9, 2008
The faltering U.S. dollar, which has steadily lost value against major currencies around the world, has produced a silver lining for foreign students and the American universities that recruit them.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
April 8, 2008
With each maddeningly thin envelope, each remorseless rebuff from another top-choice college, Kellen Mandehr died a little death. In search of catharsis, the senior at Newton South High School posted the offending documents on the school’s “Wall of Shame,” a hallway bulletin board blanketed with dozens of college rejection letters.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
January 9, 2008
Once dominated by glossy brochures, college fairs, and campus tours, the college admissions landscape is rapidly shifting toward online social media, as schools blanket the Internet with podcasts, blogs, and videos to recruit wired high school students.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
September 21, 2007
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees reelected Stephen P. Tocco as its chairman on Sept. 19 over the objections of members newly appointed by Governor Deval Patrick, dealing a setback to the administration’s attempt to reshape the panel.
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