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Today ACTA releases Getting What You Pay For?: A Look at America's Top-Ranked Public Universities, a report that examines the nation’s leading public institutions in several key areas including tuition trends, athletic spending, debt load, and core curricula. The report finds that too often, the top public...Continue Reading >>
Barry Mills claims that Bowdoin College is in great shape, but his decision to step down in 2015 after more than a year of bruising, negative publicity about the cost and quality of a Bowdoin education might suggest a different message. College presidents and trustees everywhere need to remember: Reputation is not...Continue Reading >>
A study of top American public universities reveals a failure to provide high academic quality at a reasonable price.Continue Reading >>
What famous literary figure would have turned 450 today?
If you guessed William Shakespeare, you’re right on the money … maybe. No one actually knows when the Bard was born, but April 23rd is widely regarded as his birthday.
Though it is a testament to his genius that his plays and poems are...Continue Reading >>
Here's Wednesday's higher ed news roundup!
ACTA president Anne Neal pens a letter to the Washington Post arguing that campus substance abuse will end when trustees and presidents focus on raising academic standards. And ACTA's Daniel Burnett writes in the Denver Post about the disappearance of...Continue Reading >>