Higher Education
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Obama administration abandons college rating system amid opposition

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by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/07/15, 12:20 pm

President Barack Obama’s promised college rating system is rapidly withering under sustained opposition from universities, consumers, and even lawmakers who typically support the administration’s initiatives. 

Nearly two years ago, Obama announced the bold plan in front of a crowd of 7,000 at the University of Buffalo. He promised that by the 2015-2016 school year, the U.S. Department of Education would produce a robust tool to rate colleges based on graduation statistics, employment prospects, and affordability.

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How to succeed in college by really trying

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by D.C. Innes
Posted 6/29/15, 04:40 pm

School’s out for summer, and many of those who made it all the way through high school graduation are anticipating college in the fall, a radically new phase of life. It’s short—a mere four years—but hugely transformative. It’s also quite expensive. So it’s wise to approach it thoughtfully. As a professor at an academically and spiritually serious Christian college, I offer the following advice on how to succeed in college. 

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What does China gain from U.S. universities?

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by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/15, 02:38 pm

WASHINGTON—In 2012, New York University (NYU) set up a degree-granting campus in Shanghai—one more American university stringing into China’s educational system.

But does China’s communist government really give American universities academic freedom? One NYU official told members of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday that NYU makes its own decisions. But a Chinese witness at the same hearing believes the Chinese government is taking advantage of the universities.

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