While there is a concern that higher education links between the United States and Latin America are faltering, new evidence shows growing ties, say Kevin Kinser and Jason Lane.
If you don’t get accountability from the state higher education system why would you expect it from a North Dakota’s tribal colleges? Back at the beginning of this century the legislature started giving an appropriation to the tribes for jobs training. That number has grown to 5 million dollars. During the 90’s a succession of [...]Show More Summary
The president chose Austin, the bustling Texas capital, as a backdrop to refocus on higher wages, education and a manufacturing-driven agenda. Here, photos from his visit.
With a representative for the North Dakota Student Association arguing for the increases, as well as Sidney Hull the student member of the State Board of Higher Education, North Dakota’s students got hit with another heavy tuition increase. The average across all the universities is about 4.1%. Chancellor Shirvani opposed the increases which were proposed [...]Show More Summary
Like many generations of immigrants before them, Latinos are making their mark on our social and economic landscape. The recent presidential election is a clear case in point. For Latinos, the next big frontier is the college campus...
Michael Barone has a fantastic column today in National Review which contains a succinct timeline for America’s higher education bubble. What should be scary for North Dakotans is that the state’s approach to higher education is emblematic of every single one of these problems. For instance, Barone mentions the practice of packing campuses by giving [...]Show More Summary
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Very important point by Felix Salmon: The tragedy of Cooper Union is endemic to most American higher education, outside a few community colleges; Cooper is just the special case where the blind rush to some kind of global greatness directly and explicitly violates the institution’s founding mission. Now a fantastic report by Stephen Burd shows [...]
In President Obama's first speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009 outlined his administration's ambitious higher education agenda, saying...
It sure seemed like the state was set for an ambush of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani at today’s State Board of Higher Education meeting. A student lobbyist who had pushed votes of “no confidence” in Shirvani in the past was doing some last minute shopping for criticism of Shirvani from legislators last night, and this [...]Show More Summary
Good news, everyone! The Council for Higher Education Accreditation has finally granted the League university status. As of now, reading and commenting here earn you actual course credits, which you can save up and exchange for valuable...Show More Summary
The only thing good about the way the legislature dealt with Higher Education was that they passed the constitutional revision. What gives me pause for consideration is, why shower money on a system that is best described as dysfunctional. If your children acted out the way the NDUS people did this legislative session would you [...]Show More Summary
These 22 teens were awarded $100,000 each to quit school and start a business. Two years ago, Paypal founder and libertarian futurist Peter Thiel declared higher education "a bubble" and decided to give 20 bright young things $100,000 each to quit college and start a company instead. Show More Summary
The tragedy of Cooper Union is endemic to most American higher education, outside a few community colleges.
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation is a large student loan servicer/guarantor, and a not-for-profit company. Their goal is a worthy one: they want to keep their customers engaged and get them to pay their student loans back. This is for the good of their customers, the good of the company, and really for the good of our entire economy. … [More]
Why the local church should care, and what it can do. I recall the moment it became clear to me that American Christian higher education was in trouble. It was May 2008, and I was visiting the South African Theological Seminary in Rivonia, near Johannesburg. Show More Summary
The business of higher education is changing rapidly. With family incomes stagnant, job prospects for graduates challenging, and pressure on the bottom line — for families and schools alike — increasing like never before, those within the executive offices of our nation’s ivory towers are scrambling. What is one area that is getting a lot [...]
Whatever your feelings are about higher education in North Dakota, it is undeniable that there is a civil war going on in the university system between Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and a group of university presidents who want him pushed out. And whatever side of that war you’re on – whether you think Shirvani is a [...]Show More Summary
Since the 1970s, Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large for the Chronicle of Higher Education, acknowledges, plenty of people have predicted the end of colleges and universities as we know them. Now, however, Selingo thinks they may be ri...