Higher Education (College)

4:03am

Mon May 19, 2014
NPR Ed

Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 10:37 am

Everything I needed to know about learning, I learned in preschool?
John W. Poole NPR

Learning is something people, like other animals, do whenever our eyes are open. Education, though, is uniquely human, and right now it's at an unusual point of flux.

By some accounts, education is a $7 trillion global industry ripe for disruption. Others see it as almost a sacred pursuit — a means of nurturing developing minds while preserving tradition. Around the world, education means equal rights and opportunity. People risk their lives for it every day.

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11:05am

Thu May 8, 2014
Education

Despite War Torn Past, Greeley Refugees Are Going To College

Sadiyo Adan studies nursing at Aims Community College in Greeley.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

5:35am

Thu May 1, 2014
Paying For College

Is It Still College Without Football?

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 7:02 am

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A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low.

Neil Theobald is the president of Temple University, which recently began offering students $4,000 per year in grants — if they promise to limit the number of hours they work during the school year and graduate on time.

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5:30am

Thu April 24, 2014
Paying For College

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 10:51 am

For many low-income students, economic trends are making the prospect of getting into the college of their choice, and reaching graduation, even more difficult.
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At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.

Nugent says during her tenure at Kenyon, there were low-income students at the bottom of the admissions list who sometimes weren't accepted so the school could make room for more affluent students.

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3:28pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Sports

Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 5:34 pm

University of Miami President Donna Shalala cuts down the net after a basketball game against Clemson last year.
J Pat Carter AP

In the next few days, the last four teams play for the NCAA men's basketball championship, a hugely profitable event for college sports.

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