Latest Public university Stories

2008-09-01 21:00:29

There are few moments in life as rewarding - and unsettling - as sending a child off to college. He or she is on a path to great accomplishment in working toward that four-year degree. But parents can only hope it doesn't put them on the road to bankruptcy. The cost of attending college has soared.

2008-08-19 18:00:37

By Kirby, William C In North America and in Europe, the past three decades have seen an unprecedented expansion of higher education and, in the most recent time, efforts at reform and restructuring.1 My own university, Harvard, has overhauled its undergraduate curriculum in a comprehensive fashion for the first time in thirty years.

2008-08-01 18:00:29

By ADAM AASEN Florida's public universities have dealt with budget cuts that have caused layoffs and raises in tuition. But for many for-profit colleges in the state, business is booming.

2008-07-31 15:00:53

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT PRIVATE colleges will be required to keep detailed records on foreign students and alert the government if any go missing under new plans published yesterday.

2008-07-19 18:00:26

By Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 19--They cost more and often get less respect than public universities and community colleges, but corporate-run colleges are finding a growing niche in Florida's higher education market.

2008-07-02 15:00:24

By Jennifer D. Jordan, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul.

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Jennifer D Jordan "I am mindful that this places a serious burden on students and their families," says Chairman Frank Caprio.

2007-05-27 21:00:17

By Noah Bierman, The Miami Herald May 27--Facing increased competition from community colleges and out-of-state schools, higher insurance costs and low enrollment, Barry University is freezing salaries for its 2,300 part-time and full-time employees for the coming academic year.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.