The "convicted felon" label sticks on a person like a cattle brand. A black mark in job interviews and on college applications. Perhaps the most formidable obstacle standing between life in the system and life on the straight path. The record is a reminder that while you can change past ways and ato ... More >>
Most students won't earn more with a pricier diploma. Is high tuition worth it?
More than half of all college instructors are now part-time adjuncts, with low pay and no job security. Is the two-tier faculty system harming students, too?
From our high schools to CUNY, New York City's numbers are in—and they are terrifying.
A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price
The New York Institute of Technology and Cardean Learning, a for-profit online education company, will have to pay back $4 million for orchestrating a scheme to suck federal funds out of unsuspecting students, according to court documents obtained by the Voice. NYIT, a not-for-profit college with a ... More >>
A Supreme Court case has colleges considering how to stay diverse if race-based admissions is axed
Remember how New York's citizens, many of them not too keen on having chemicals blasted into underground rock to extract natural gas, recently submitted 40,000 comments to the state's environmental agency? That public comment period on highly polemic hydraulic fracturing came to a close earlier th ... More >>
The soaring cost of college has multiple causes and no easy solution
E-Learning is starting to take off at NYC universities, but are all the bugs worked out?
The Board of Regents is meeting today to discuss various new educational measures, including one that would add an extra 20 days to school -- cutting summer vacation in half. The Board of Regents can't seem to find a way to prepare students for college, so their latest plan is to increase the ... More >>
Without driving each other crazy?
The tabloid-favorite Boston University medical student, accused of murdering a woman he found through Craigslist, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, NBC News is reporting. Last April, Philip Markoff, 24, pleaded not guilty to shooting Julissa Brisman, who he allegedly met online, and robbi ... More >>
Picture in your mind who you would expect as the first applicant of the year to NYU. What comes to mind? Give up? Well, it was....
Guess what percentage of United States residents (often called "Americans") can name the country we declared our independence from in 1776? One-hundred and ten percent, right?
NYU has money, NYU needs space, NYU says it wants to work with the community. OK, so here are five things NYU can do, only two of which require new construction: 1. Relocate nursing school to St Vincent's and establish a second teaching hospital on site. 2. Assume responsibility for the ... More >>
We've always said the wave of the future -- or such future as we have -- is not in white-collar jobs, but in trades and handicrafts. Here is another harbinger: the Times reveals that CUNY's six community or two-year colleges -- the sort of places where you'd go to school if you were too broke ... More >>
Bill Clinton and the Pataki administration made a huge mistake when they signed legislation in the mid-1990s that blocked state prisoners from obtaining a college education from their cells. That's the finding of a report released Friday by the Correctional Association of New York, a leading p ... More >>
How educators are dealing with the crash of '08
Oh yeah, Obama and McCain were at Columbia yesterday. We were too busy with floating lanterns, and didn't have a ticket besides, so we defer to the Columbia J-School site devoted to the forum. Despite their academic background, the cubs find some interesting nooks and crannies. For example, they get ... More >>
A law firm hired by Teachers College concluded that Madonna Constantine had lifted the work of others
House bill makes largest cuts ever in student aid
Welfare moms fight for a right they haveto stay in school
College kids say the darndest things: Awesome, sexiled, dormcest, and . . . mons pubis!
Film-theory students focus on porn and other fringe fare. But can they get a job?
Student smut, sometimes unauthorized, makes a splash at universities
Young Americans fight for every cause but their own. Wake up, already.
New York State's Public Higher Ed Deserves More MoneyNot Less
Inside the Bitter Wars of Higher Education
And a Process for Elites to Choose Elites
Fed Up With Cuts and Hikes, Students Prep to March on Albany
At NYU, Angry Professors Talk of Unionizing
The Culture Wars Are 10 Years Old. Has the Right Won the Struggle Over P.C., Multiculturalism, and the Canon?
While Greens Aim for Federal Funding Later, Nader Scrambles for Money Now
The UAW Organizes Grad Students
Aiding the Middle Class
Marquee Architects Draw Mixed Reviews on Campus
Students Boycott Campus Dining Halls to Protest Prisons
The Dotcoms Come CallingDiploma or No
Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education
Sixteen of the Admitted Blacks Had Lower Scores Than the Rejected Whites