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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. European universities have witnessed even more thoroughgoing changes in the structure of undergraduate education. But perhaps nowhere on earth have recent...

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. The number of for-profit, degree-granting colleges in Florida increased from 238 in 2003 to 313 this year, according to the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. According to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, 15 percent of all associate degrees in 2005-06 were granted...

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. Each institution will have to apply for a GBP400 licence to recruit international students and could be blacklisted if it fails to comply with new regulations. The moves, which also apply to universities and public colleges, were announced by Immigration Minister Liam Byrne as part of a...

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. The number of for-profit, degree-granting institutions in Florida has grown from 238 five years ago to 313 this year, according to the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools & Colleges, the schools' professional organization. Enrollment was...

2008-07-02 15:00:24

By Jennifer D. Jordan, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul. 1--PROVIDENCE -- As expected, the Board of Governors for Higher Education yesterday evening approved last-minute tuition and fee increases at two of the state's public colleges, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. In-state students at RIC will pay 9.8 percent more in 2008-2009 than they did in the past academic year, or $515, and students at the community college will pay 8.6 percent more, or $245....

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. PROVIDENCE -- As expected, the Board of Governors for Higher Education yesterday evening approved last-minute tuition and fee increases at two of the state's public colleges, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. In-state students at RIC will pay 9.8 percent more in 2008-2009 than they did in the past academic year, or $515, and...

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. The freeze will allow the Catholic school in Miami Shores to limit its annual tuition increase to $500, meaning undergraduate students will pay $24,500 beginning July 1. "These families and these students want...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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