Week in Review

Jan/29/2015 - 6:19pm

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As it drew to a close, student loan observers were saying 2014 would go down as the year of regulation. The White House, the Senate HELP Committee, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and activist state attorneys general went after loan servicers and for-profit colleges that abused borrowers, the pawns that this …

Jan/29/2015 - 6:15pm

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College wasn’t right for Daniel Gamez when he first tried it as a recent high school graduate nearly two decades ago. The Texas economy was booming; he was in a hurry to start working. He couldn’t see how the things he was learning in college would help him get a job, and …

Jan/29/2015 - 6:06pm

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In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama detailed "a bold new plan to lower the cost of community college–to zero." Under his plan, community college tuition would be waived for students who maintain a C+ average and receive credits that can be transferred to a four-year college or …

Jan/29/2015 - 5:53pm

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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business will live the adage "two heads are better than one" for a few months during a changing of the guard later this year.

Throughout March and April, the Tampa-based accrediting body and membership association for business schools worldwide will have two leaders. Tom Robinson will …

Jan/28/2015 - 9:23pm

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By: Dr. Andrew Shean, Ashford University

We’ve all seen the headlines about mounting student debt — more than $1 trillion — unemployed graduates moving back in with mom and dad, ever-increasing tuition, layoffs at colleges and dramatically reduced government support for public institutions. Even Harvard lost money last year. This economic shortfall isn’t …

Jan/28/2015 - 9:12pm

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In keeping with its commitment to provide a quality educational experience for new traditional students, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) has published “Best Practices for Alumni Communities.” The recommendations identify the essentials in building an alumni community for a variety of private sector institutions.

“The diversity of our students …

Jan/28/2015 - 5:38pm

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Doctoral students of Walden University yesterday sued Walden's owner, Laureate Education, a for-profit college outfit based in Baltimore, for unjust enrichment, breach of contract, and unfair, unlawful, and fraudulent business practices. They claim that Walden's doctoral-degree programs are structured to make obtaining a degree a far more lengthy process than necessary and …

Jan/28/2015 - 5:29pm

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Central Texas College serves a unique set of students, and college officials have specific issues they would like Texas’ representatives to address during this year’s legislative session, as well as several issues for federal representatives.

With a military population that crosses international boundaries, advocating for state and federal policies that remove unnecessary barriers …

Jan/28/2015 - 12:43am

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President Barack Obama announced his free community college plan to the nation last week, and the first wave of critics and advocates have had their say.

Formally called “America’s College Promise,” the plan is modeled after the “Tennessee Promise” and offers free tuition for two years at community college to students who keep …

Jan/28/2015 - 12:34am

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From diet pills to dating websites, it’s not hard to find someone offering a “risk-free” trial membership, and thanks to the University of Phoenix, that “try before you buy” model now applies to college courses. But while one might admire the idea of giving potential students a taste of the school before …

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