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2014 | October - December

Schools Turn to Student Data to Predict Outcomes

About 125 universities and colleges across the U.S. are using data from past students to predict the behaviors and probability of future students, according to Time magazine.
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Saturday, Dec 20 2014 11:00 AM

University Works to Improve Websites for Disabled Students

Youngstown State University in Ohio recently reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to tear down some of those barriers and make the school's website comply with federal law.
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Friday, Dec 19 2014 11:00 AM

Transgender Students Working Toward Acceptance at Women's Colleges

Growing awareness of transgender students has forced many university administrators to confront new problems, and perhaps no institutions have struggled as much as women's colleges.
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Thursday, Dec 18 2014 11:00 AM

Facebook May Soon Ask Users to Think Before Posting Embarrassing Pictures

Unfortunately, many college applicants and university students know the embarrassment that comes from uploading certain pictures to social media.
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Tuesday, Dec 16 2014 11:00 AM

Recent Graduates More Likely to Have Been Interns

Internships and cooperatives are not a new concept for college students, but the number of degree seekers participating in and applying what they learned from class to these programs has been increasing.
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Thursday, Dec 11 2014 11:00 AM

Survey Finds 'Generation Z' Students Want To Be Their Own Bosses

Generation Z teenagers, who were born in the mid-1990s, are more interested in do-it-yourself careers and schooling than traditional structures.
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Monday, Dec 01 2014 11:00 AM

More Admissions Officers Check Social Media, But Few Students Are Worried

A 2014 summer telephone poll of 403 college admissions officers from all across the U.S. found that 35% of these individuals check social media of applicants to get a fuller picture of the candidate.
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Saturday, Nov 29 2014 11:00 AM

Scam Targets College Students With Fake Tax Debt

Students at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio may want to be cautious when answering phone calls from official police telephone numbers because of a new scam.
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Thursday, Nov 20 2014 11:00 AM

Dartmouth College is the Latest School to Censure Greek Organizations

A recent vote by the faculty of Dartmouth College showed strong support for the idea of ending the institution's system of fraternities and sororities.
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Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 11:00 AM

Students Choose SAT Over ACT Because of Misinformation

One of the most important choices students applying to college make each year is whether to take the SAT or the ACT.
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Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 11:00 AM

UCLA Vote Advances Diversity Course Requirement

Courses in diversity may not prevent the problems that arise when two groups of differing ideologies face off, but they could help students see issues from a perspective other than their own.
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Thursday, Nov 06 2014 11:00 AM

Schools Seek Common Application Alternatives After Deadline Debacle

Early in 2014, some institutions announced interest in building a system that could compete with the Common Application. Among the members of a coalition to field proposals for such a move were the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and Princeton University, all of which have also embraced the Universal College Application.
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Wednesday, Nov 05 2014 11:00 AM

Students Falling Short on College Preparedness, According to SAT, ACT

Across the U.S., results on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT have shown several states - including Illinois, Florida and Oregon - that many high school students are not ready for college workloads.
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Tuesday, Nov 04 2014 11:00 AM

Universities Monitor Student Workout Habits for Better Insight

Many universities around the U.S. have construction projects going on constantly to improve the campus and students' academic experience.
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Friday, Oct 31 2014 11:00 AM

'Freshman 15' More Fiction Than Fact

Many incoming college students are weary of the nearly limitless dining hall options available for fear of being the next victim of the infamous "freshman 15," or the 15 pounds many degree seekers are rumored to gain in their first months at school.
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Monday, Oct 13 2014 11:00 AM

USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett to Become Cornell University President

Garrett, who currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, was selected by a committee formed when Skorton announced his departure in March of this year.
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Tuesday, Oct 07 2014 11:00 AM

California Community Colleges to Offer Bachelor's Degrees

The California Community Colleges system will soon be able to offer bachelor's degrees to its students following a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Sept. 28, 2014.
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Saturday, Oct 04 2014 11:00 AM

2014 | July - September

Students to Explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Long-time comic book fans surely remember a time when the idea of Marvel Comics' superhero team the Avengers being faithfully adapted to the silver screen was nothing more than a pipe dream.
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Friday, Sep 26 2014 11:00 AM

PayScale Report Highlights Students' Earning Potential

PayScale, a compensation information firm, recently released its 2014-2015 College Salary Report.
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Thursday, Sep 25 2014 11:00 AM

Boston Passes Laws to Protect College Athletes

Boston is the first city to pass safety laws on behalf of college athletes.
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Monday, Sep 22 2014 11:00 AM