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Universities Have No “Bottom Line”

BOULDER, CO University of Colorado students returning to campus, fall 2020. Getty Images I have been spending a lot of time lately pondering the measurement of academic success. How do we know whether a university is doing a good job or not? A fine and decent man, Duane Nellis, recently…

Win The Admission Game Rick Singer’s Celebrity Clients Lost

Rick Singer roams free while the warped system he exploited has worsened during the pandemic. The country’s most sought-after college admissions fixer pled guilty to crimes so unprecedented he incited a “national fear” that the system is rigged to favor the rich. Though he faced 65 years in prison and…

A Collegiate GED: The Time Is Now

Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune Getty Images There are three relatively novel ideas to increase efficiency and reduce costs in college that I have promoted, largely to no avail, in recent years. First, I have called for colleges to have “skin in the game,” that is have to share…

The Therapeutic Tool That Works Better Than A Stress Management Program

Therapy dogs are an increasingly familiar sight on campus (Photo By Susan L. Angstadt/MediaNews … [+] Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) MediaNews Group via Getty Images Stress management workshops are a widely-used intervention to help people cope with the strains of life, but one therapeutic tool has been found to…

Online Tutoring Program Cuemath Launches In The US

Online tutoring program, Cuemath, launches in the US. Cuemath Mathematical literacy is critical for the 21st century workforce, yet 1 in 3 American students fail to achieve it—and that was before the pandemic ignited significant learning loss in students nationwide. According to a recent McKinsey report, many students have lost…

How College Admissions Have Changed During Covid

Harvard University’s iron gate in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA getty Harvard admitted 3.4% of its undergraduate applicants this year. Yale, 4.6%. Columbia just 3.7%. Last night at 7 p.m. on the east coast, the eight colleges that make up the Ivy League let applicants know whether they were accepted or rejected….