Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
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.
Last week, one of the country’s largest for-profit chains -- ITT Technical Institute -- shut its doors. The closure is just the latest blow to the embattled for-profit college industry, which, in recent years, has faced questions about its place in the higher education marketplace.
With school back in session, many high school juniors and seniors are beginning to look at colleges, many of them paging through college guides like the Princeton Review.
But the vast majority of college students in this country are adults struggling to balance work and family responsibilities.
That's why this year Washington Monthly magazine is out with a different kind of college ranking - one that, for the first time, the best - and -year colleges for adult learners.
Smith College has long upheld progressive values, urging its students to root out racism and injustice wherever they see it. Recently, that's included Smith’s own School for Social Work, where some faculty are raising questions about whether administrators have gone too far in responding to students' demands.
Georgetown University will offer an edge in admissions to the descendants of slaves sold in the 1800s to keep the university financially afloat. The Catholic university announced Wednesday that it is taking several steps to recognize and memorialize the Catholic university’s past, including the creation of a center for the study of slavery and the construction of a memorial to the 272 slaves sold in 1838.