Higher Education
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For-profit colleges must prove grads can get good jobs

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 11/06/14, 03:15 pm

New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education might put many for-profit colleges at risk of losing federal student aid. Some say the regulations protect students and taxpayers from poor-performing schools while others argue they displace students without improving the quality of higher education.

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Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 10/31/14, 02:20 pm

The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize “improved, faster-acting graduation results,” and co-hosts Chris Stimler and William “Willy” Kollman advertise the “side-effects”: “more cash in your pocket, less college debt, and a craving for an extremely large burrito.”

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Patrick Henry College president steps down

Higher Education | Leadership change comes as school pushes for growth
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 10/17/14, 02:32 pm

Students wore bow ties Friday morning at Patrick Henry College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Purcellville, Va. It was a gesture to honor the school’s president—a somber gesture, not a cheerful one.

President Graham Walker announced his resignation to the college’s approximately 325 students at a campus-wide meeting on Wednesday, citing disagreements with the school’s board of trustees. He had served as president for eight years.

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