It is now confirmed: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are trashing the Obama rules created to protect students and taxpayers from scam for-profit colleges. The purpose of these rules is to determine which career training programs are actually helping students build careers, and channel taxpayer dollars to those schools, rather than to overpriced, low-quality schools that are systematically deceiving and ripping off students.
With commencement season upon us, post-secondary graduates around the world are getting some wonderful advice before they sail off into the “real world.” But even before they graduate, students are struggling to navigate the open waters of their lives.
I begged my dad not to come, but he came anyway.
I was 8 years old, and it was the day parents were introduced at Sunday School.
As we went around the table and presented our moms and dads, the other kids were staring at my father in awe – gaping at his handlebar mustache.
A Tennessee teen is encouraging others to break the mold after reportedly earning a spot at Yale University with an unusual essay about ordering pizza.
Carolina Williams announced that she had been accepted to the Ivy League school on Twitter earlier this month and shared a copy of her essay that appeared to draw high praise (and laughs) from an admissions officer.
A mother who spent the last two years helping her son get his MBA after a fall left him a quadriplegic was recognized for her incredible work on Saturday in one of the most touching ways.
While everyone else is glued to Comey TV, the discredited for-profit college trade association CECU is meeting this week in Las Vegas. Last year's CECU convention, held in Orlando, found the once-buoyant for-profit college owners, who have been pulling in billions in taxpayer dollars, in a sadder mood, as the weight of revelations about predatory practices in the industry had finally produced law enforcement investigations, tougher Department of Education regulations, and plummeting enrollments and revenues.
Maybe they’ll learn from this.
Harvard University revoked offers of acceptance from at least 10 potential freshmen after discovering they had posted memes in a Facebook messaging group mocking rape, the Holocaust and child sex abuse, The Harvard Crimson reported Sunday.
Supposedly, your third decade of life (that is, ages 20–30) is one of your most crucial. During that time, it feels like you’re generally supposed to figure out your career, your outlook on life, your love situation, your family plans — no pressure.
I’m not a big fan of walking out on anybody about whom I may have had a negative preconception to begin with. Either I show or I don’t. If I show, I listen.
The internet is replete with near universal support for Harvard College’s recent decision to rescind the acceptance letters of at least ten prospective students of the class of 2021 [the Harvard Ten].
Graduation isn’t just an occasion to celebrate your own scholastic achievements ― it’s also a time to honor and thank those who helped you get there.
That’s exactly what this Spelman College graduate did on the day of her commencement.
You are the quintessence of what a black girl is capable of doing when she defines and claims her dreams. I’ve looked to you as a beacon of hope since I had the privilege of turning thirteen years old the year my president—my first black president—was elected to one of the most powerful offices in the world.
This past week we celebrated graduation at Columbia University. Throughout the week, schools gathered under tents on campus, and on Wednesday the entire university gathered for the official commencement and to hear Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger speak on the importance of free speech and the free global exchange of ideas.