Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
The debate about the value of a college degree often centers around jobs, student loan debt, and whether it’s all worth it. A new study out Wednesday from Georgetown University finds that there are 30 million well-paying jobs in the US that require less than a four-year degree.
The Obama administration promised tens of thousands of former for-profit college students whose schools shut down that their loans would be forgiven. Now, under the Trump administration, these students find themselves in limbo.
The U.S. Department of Education has said it will keep promises to students who attended defunct for-profit colleges like Corinthian Colleges, ITT Technical Institute, and the American Career Institute, but many are still waiting.
* This story originally aired on WGBH News on September 20, 2016.
This month, as parents packed up minivans and then dropped their kids off at college, unpacking their teenager’s brain might have been their biggest challenge. New research shows the teenage brain is not fully mature, even at the end of college.
A faculty panel at Harvard wants to bar students from joining clubs on and off campus that they consider exclusionary and is recommending the university phase out all fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations by 2022. The recommendation has reignited criticism from alumni and raised questions about how much control administrators should have over students.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted Monday to raise tuition and fees by three percent. Tuition for in-state students will go up $416 at the four campuses in Lowell, Amherst, Dartmouth and Boston.