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THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 2, 2009
Cristen Chinea, a senior at MIT, made a confession in her blog on the college Web site.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
September 18, 2009
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that expands federal aid to college students while ending federal subsidies to private lenders.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
May 5, 2009
When LaKisha Coleman received her associate’s degree at Miami Dade Community College six years ago, her best bet for a bachelor’s degree seemed to be at the more expensive Florida International University.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
April 10, 2009
In the first American effort of its kind, universities and colleges in Indiana, Minnesota and Utah are starting pilot projects to make sure that degree programs in their states reflect a consensus about what specific knowledge and skills should be taught.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 17, 2009
When Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University seven years ago, he promised to make it “The New American University,” with 100,000 students by 2020.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 24, 2009
While generous compensation packages for college presidents have come under increasing public scrutiny, other university employees often earn far more.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 6, 2009
More than 15 percent of the three million students who graduated from public high schools last year passed at least one Advanced Placement exam, the College Board said Wednesday, but African-American students were still far less likely to have passed, or to even have taken, an A.P. exam than white, Hispanic or Asian students.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
December 5, 2008
The rising cost of college — even before the recession — threatens to put higher education out of reach for most Americans, according to the biennial report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
December 2, 2008
Isobel Oliphant felt she was making an offbeat choice when she graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, N.Y., and enrolled at the ancient university in this quiet coastal town of stone ruins and verdant golf courses.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
November 25, 2008
Given the current economic downturn, admissions officers at Wesleyan University thought there might be a decline in early-decision applications this year. But when the deadline passed last weekend, they found that the number had risen 40 percent.
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