Higher Education (College)


Thu June 5, 2014

A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

If she were your professor, all your work would be on time and fabulous. Or else.

Conde Nast, the magazine publishing company known for The New Yorker, Wired and Vogue, is getting into the US higher education market.

As our public media colleagues at Marketplace reported, the company is partnering with a venture capital firm and some as-yet-unnamed universities to launch a set of co-branded certificate courses, and eventually a master's degree.

Why is a media company getting into the higher education business? And why now?

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Wed May 28, 2014

When College Isn't Worth It

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:45 am

Save up your pennies ... but shop wisely.
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The New York Times highlighted new data yesterday that once again beats the drum: Despite skyrocketing costs, a college degree is a good investment. In fact, MIT economist David Autor writes in the journal Science that the value of a degree is rising. College grads made almost twice as much per hour in 2013 as workers without a four-year degree. And the lifetime value of a diploma is now around a half-million dollars, even after you factor in tuition.

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Tue May 27, 2014

A Dress Code Double Standard? #YesAllWomen Answers 'Yes'

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 1:49 pm

The Santa Barbara shootings this weekend and the online rants of the 22-year-old identified as the gunman brought an outpouring of reaction online over the weekend.

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Sun May 25, 2014

Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:49 am

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication wants the Kansas Board of Regents to reverse the social media policy it finalized earlier this month.
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The clash between academic freedom and state oversight in Kansas last week continues, as the state Board of Regents revised its policy on what faculty and staff at the state's colleges and universities can post on social media.

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Fri May 23, 2014

Should College Rankings Include Rape And Assault Statistics?

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 11:39 am

Earlier this year, Vice President Biden met with representatives of student groups as part of the White House's Campus Sexual Assault Task Force.
Carolyn Kaster AP

The Princeton Review's college rankings can tell you which schools offer good value, where to find the swankiest dorms and whether a campus looks like something out of Reefer Madness. What those rankings don't tell you is whether your college pick has a rape and sexual assault problem.

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