Academic Leadership

New College Application Questions Encourage Creative Thinking

Trying to get beyond the self-aggrandizing essays of the past, new college application questions aim to probe more deeply and reveal the student's personality.

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Higher Education Advocates Call For Restructuring Of Remedial Education Nationwide

The way American colleges and universities handle low-achieving students is hindering their chances of graduating from college, a group of higher education advocates said last week.

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Who Are MOOCs Most Likely to Help?

It may turn out that electronic degree programs designed to make education democratic will actually only work for the elite.

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Free Education: Learning New Lessons

Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest

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College Leaders Call for Stricter Gun Laws

More than 160 presidents sign open letter to U.S. policy makers

In the wake of last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more than 160 college and university presidents are calling for stricter gun laws.

The college presidents signed an open letter to U.S. policy makers that was drafted by the leaders of two Georgia schools, Lawrence M. Schall, president of Oglethorpe University, and Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College.

The letter calls for:

New UNO Programs Are Designed To Enhance Planning For Disasters And Coping With Them

The University of New Orleans, in a move to improve civic and business leaders' preparation for catastrophes and responses to them, will offer post-graduate programs this spring in hazard planning and hazard-policy studies.

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The End of the University as We Know It (Opinion)

In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist.

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Cost Estimates Of Rutgers Merger Climb

The pending realignment of New Jersey's university system will cost a lot more than was projected just seven months ago.

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Smaller U.S. Colleges Try to Crack Chinese Market

One factor that made it easier for Samford University to catch the attention of some of the thousands of Chinese students at a recent education expo was that many mistook it for a university with a similar name: Stanford.

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