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Higher Ed News Roundup: Majoring in Leisure

September 25, 2014 by ACTA|

What does it say that there is now little discernible difference between a resort and a college?

Online-education provider Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: The Costs of College

September 24, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal and ACTA Vice President of Policy Michael Poliakoff are featured in a short documentary about the ever-increasing cost of college.Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: More Than Money

September 10, 2014 by ACTA|

Fixing higher education requires more than just money.  

Many schools focus, understandably, on increasing completion rates for the highest… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Money on the Table

September 3, 2014 by ACTA|

A Pope Center study of teaching loads at the University of North Carolina has found discrepancies, lots of money left on the table.

A growing… Continue Reading >>

Purdue Teams Up with Amazon to Cut Textbook Costs

August 14, 2014 by ACTA|

Purdue University president Mitch Daniels’s campaign to cut costs for undergraduates has taken another step forward with a Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Cutting Costs

August 6, 2014 by ACTA|

Interim KSU President Raymond Burse has set an example for other administrators asking for a $90,000 pay cut next year.

Other universities have… Continue Reading >>

President Burse Takes One for the Team

August 6, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has done the unthinkable.… Continue Reading >>

An Industry Disrupted

July 16, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

Many colleges and universities can’t seem to keep their financial houses in order, and a recent Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Many Problems and Many Solutions

June 26, 2014 by ACTA|

Last September, Robert Van Tuinen tried to pass out copies of the U.S. Constitution at Modesto Junior College, where he is a student. The university stopped him—and he fought back. Now a new… Continue Reading >>

A Bachelor’s with Your Brew?

June 19, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

Life just got a little more hopeful for employees at Starbucks. And if the model catches on, it could be a great force for good.

On Sunday night, Starbucks announced a new program, the Starbucks… Continue Reading >>

The Root of the Problem

June 12, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

It’s frustrating for a higher ed reformer to listen to much of the talk in Washington about federal student loans. Far too often, politicians and journalists speak as if student debt was a disembodied… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Today in the Higher Ed Bubble

May 22, 2014 by ACTA|

Today's news and views on higher ed:

On net, college can hurt your income—after accounting for opportunity… Continue Reading >>

Purdue University Bucks Trend, Freezes Tuition for Third Year in a Row

May 16, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

Since he took the helm of Purdue University a little over a year ago, Mitch Daniels has made it a priority to control costs, reign in administrative excess, and protect the interests of students. His leadership… Continue Reading >>

A Sign of Things to Come?

May 8, 2014 by Armand B. Alacbay|

“Fifteen years from now more than half of the universities [in the United States] will be in bankruptcy.”

Such were the words of bestselling author and Harvard Business School professor… Continue Reading >>

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