Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:36pm
The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has risen substantially, highlighting concerns that rising college costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more and more students over their heads in debt.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 8:57pm
The University of North Carolina system cut more than 3,000 filled jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget, leading to larger class sizes, curtailed services and fewer instructors and administrators, according to a system report released Thursday.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 10:14pm
The vice chancellor of Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center recently took a two-week retirement before returning to his old job on an interim basis, a move that netted him a nearly $20,000 monthly pension on top of a $211,000 annual salary.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 10:03pm
It recently was reported the erstwhile Minnesota State College and University System chancellor was getting a $50,000 bonus for work he did in his final year as the head of the system. That was the maximum that could be given under his contract.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 6:41pm
Governor Deval Patrick is expected to announce today that for the first time in decades, Massachusetts is awarding some money to public colleges and universities based on their plans to boost academic performance, rather than on how many students they enroll.