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Want a Tuition Break? Graduate on Time.

March 26, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

It is a sad truth of contemporary American higher ed that the four-year bachelor’s degree is a thing of the past. ACTA’s 2013-14 What Will They Learn?™Continue Reading >>

CSU Considers Piling on More Student Fees

March 5, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

It’s the oldest trick in the book. If you are worried an initiative is going to be unpopular, give it a nice-sounding name that no one could oppose. Congress does this all the time, and it seems the… Continue Reading >>

North Carolina Board Holds Down Costs

February 28, 2014 by William Gonch|

The News & Record has a good overview of cost control at North Carolina’s public colleges… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed Bubble Update: Poised to Burst

February 28, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

It seems almost every day brings yet more evidence that the current higher ed bubble is unsustainable. Its burst may be just over the horizon, drawing closer by the day.

The latest news comes from… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Free Expression and New Ideas

February 27, 2014 by ACTA|

Once again, the Department of Education tries to use sexual harassment guidelines to restrict… Continue Reading >>

Time to Rein in Presidential Pay

February 25, 2014 by Avi Snyder by Michael Poliakoff|

News about the lavish compensation packages offered to current and Continue Reading >>

Some Good News: Over 50 Schools Froze Tuition This Year

February 11, 2014 by ACTA|

The news media is constantly reporting stories about colleges and universities raising prices to new and unprecedented heights. But there has also been some good news that hasn’t gotten enough press.… Continue Reading >>

Thumbs Down, Not Up for UVA!

January 20, 2014 by Avi Snyder by Michael Poliakoff|

It has been almost a year since President Obama took up the cause of higher education reform in his Continue Reading >>

The Iron Triangle of Higher Ed

January 3, 2014 by William Gonch|

Declaring bankruptcy is almost never an option to gain forgiveness for student loans. The law allows for only a very small number of extreme hardships situations.

Wouldn’t pancreatic cancer… Continue Reading >>

UNH Spends $65K Designing New Logo

December 11, 2013 by Avi Snyder|

Ever wonder what colleges are spending all that tuition money on?

At the University of New Hampshire, it seems a good chunk of it goes to designing the school logo.

The Union-Leader Continue Reading >>

Students Know Who to Blame for Student Loan Crisis

December 3, 2013 by Avi Snyder|

Here at ACTA, we often lament all the things college students don’t know. But Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Regents and Student Loans

November 7, 2013 by ACTA|

Here’s what’s new in higher ed:

UT Regent Wallace Hall has been doing his job, insisting on accountability and results. In response, Texas legislators are trying to impeach him. ACTA… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Freedom and Bubbles

October 31, 2013 by ACTA|

Here’s what’s new in higher ed:

Brown University recently hosted a talk by NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly…but students shouted… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Content, Cost, and Civil Liberties

October 17, 2013 by ACTA|

Here’s what’s new in higher ed:

E.D. Hirsch writes about reading… Continue Reading >>

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