October 9, 2015
Volume 62, Issue 06
A federal appeals court finds the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but strikes down a prior ruling that would allow for annual $5,000 payments to athletes.
The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans.
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David Kirkland, who has studied the literacy of urban youth, would like to bring results of the center’s research directly to instructors.
The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive.
The group hopes its innovations will put more young people on the path to college earlier. But some experts question whether the effort will really expand access.
A confrontational preacher’s group stirred up students at DePauw University last week. After the clash, the real issue for some became how police officers had interacted with the counterprotesters.
And among young alumni, only 38 percent viewed their college experience positively, according to national survey results in the 2015 Gallup-Purdue Index.
Students are questioning where to draw the line between freedom of speech and ensuring that minority students do not feel devalued.
The findings of a nine-state study will help policy makers and colleges compare academic quality across institutions, say researchers.