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Colleges Should Be Building Bridges to Careers, Not Stranded Piers

In perhaps the greatest book in the English language, James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” following the famous rowdy opening where stately, plump Buck Mulligan taunts and tests the moody brooding Stephen Dedalus, Joyce cuts to a quieter moment in a classroom. Here, teacher Stephen Dedalus is asking his young students about the Greek general Pyrrhus. One student …

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Colleges Reinforce Inequality Rather than Social Mobility, New Book Argues

Guidance counselors who only steer you toward community college. University recruiters who never visit your high school. Relatives who are ambivalent or even hostile about your goals. If you’re a poor, smart student who dreams of changing your circumstances through higher education, the resistance you often face may make you wonder whether the system is …

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U.S. News Rankings Add Consideration of How Well Colleges Serve First-Generation Students

The rankings of the “best” colleges in America by U.S. News and World Report now take into account how well institutions serve first-generation students. Yet despite a few tweaks to how the magazine defines what makes a top college—iterations in methodology that have become routine—Princeton University is still the highest ranked (again), and there are …

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. While some institutions have tried to punt responsibility for the accessibility of digital tools …

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Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an income share agreement. …

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Marketing Strategy – Marketing Strategy for Colleges and Universities: ‘Social Works’ Author Michael Stoner Talks to Marketing Smarts [Podcast] : Marketing Podcast

Sign up to gain access to thousands of marketing resources! Don’t worry … It’s FREE! Michael Stoner provides communication strategy consulting services for colleges and universities on integrating marketing, communications, and technology. He’s also written extensively about the subject on his blog at mStoner.com and in his new book: Social Works: How #HigherEd Uses #Social …

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