Admissions

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  • The Inner City Committee of the Portland Solidarity Network announces a massive victory at a local for-profit beauty school, which stands as a possible future for student organizing.
  • “Hello, my name is Kaitlin. Can I tell you about how I was suspended after reporting sexual harassment?”
  • Kaitlin addresses passersby with the kind of enthusiasm that comes when you have dug in your heels and are determined to...

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  • I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep.
  • The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter to arrive.
  • Parents are also uptight. I’ve heard of some who have stopped socializing with other parents of children competing for admission to the...

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  • Executives at Apollo Education Group Inc. would love to live their marketing slogan: “I am a Phoenix.”
  • While the once-soaring for-profit education giant isn’t in ashes, its business has shriveled. For example, degreed enrollment was most recently 227,400 students. While that is far more than at the largest traditional U.S. university, it is less than half Apollo’s own peak five years ago and down 13.5% from...
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  • Yale University is creating a Web-based master of medical science degree for aspiring physician assistants, the latest sign that online learning is gaining acceptance from the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.
  • The Ivy League school on Tuesday will announce it is joining with education technology company 2U Inc. to offer an online version of its decades-old program in the fast-growing field. The campus...
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  • When the Great Recession struck in 2008, it made young people think differently about American higher education, a Stanford economist says.
  • While job opportunities dipped during the recession, student interest in college increased, according to Caroline Hoxby, the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford. She recently co-edited a book, How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education. She is...