Guides are expected to serve as the face of the university and as an authentic voice for prospective students. Can they truly be both?
A university’s roster of new students is a time capsule of popular baby names from 18 years earlier, with telling variations reflecting the school’s particularities.
When I decided to attend Yale five years ago, people held me up as an example of a black student who “beat the odds.” I wish they were more curious about why my brother wound up in prison instead.
The Education Department’s record-high fine against MSU underscores the extent to which the university botched its handling of various sexual-abuse scandals.
Amid tightening immigration restrictions, higher-education institutions find themselves swamped with paperwork.
They attract money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them, while HBCUs struggle. What would happen if they collectively decided to go to black schools?
And what that has meant for America’s middle-class families
The slightly longer mattress is a compromise between schools’ economic needs and students’ physical ones.
Many of today’s students are living in far better-appointed accommodations than now-graying alumni did.
Though many new students want to choose for themselves, schools prefer to use dorms as a way to introduce young adults to new perspectives.
A majority of them no longer think campuses are setting the country on the right course. What happened?
The governor agreed to halve his proposed budget cuts. But the school system still stands to lose $70 million.
A tale of missing money, heated lunchroom arguments, and flaxseed pizza crusts
Eager to attract students to new online graduate programs, selective universities have adopted surprisingly aggressive telemarketing practices.
My life was never the same after reading Beloved. And I hope my students’ won’t be either.
High-profile massacres have created ambient, worsening anxiety about gun violence on K–12 campuses.
They do play a role in setting a school’s norms—but kids’ parents and close friends have more sway.
Public schools’ dependence on local property taxes means some districts get isolated from the financial resources in their communities.
But it will take more than just talk to fix America’s schools.
When families try to game higher education, the neediest students suffer the most.
Time spent studying is down, but GPAs are up.