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  • Committee OKs lifting UW out-of-state student cap Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 9:50 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A University of Wisconsin System committee approved a plan to lift UW-Madison's cap on out-of-state students Thursday after the campus' chancellor and system president insisted they need more freedom to attract fresh talent for Wisconsin employers. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and system President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents' education...

  • Judge rejects renaming college after billionaire's wife Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Paul Smith's College President Cathy Dove announced the ruling on the Adirondack college's website Wednesday. The college's board of trustees voted over the summer to rename the college Joan Weill-Paul Smith's College in exchange for a $20 million donation from Weill, wife of Sanford Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup. "There is little doubt the financial...

  • ROSEBURG, Ore.— The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before taking his own life ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday. The official also said the mother of 26- year-old gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer has told investigators he was...

  • PRINCETON, N.J.— Princeton University says its endowment grew 12.7 percent in the past fiscal year, a rate of growth higher than Harvard's or Yale's during the same time period. Princeton said Monday that its endowment was valued at $22.7 billion. In recent weeks, Harvard has announced a one-year return of 5.8 percent, Yale 11.5 percent, Duke 4.4 percent and...

  • COLUMN-Of course college is worth it Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 5- For a nation that needs more college graduates, we seem oddly hellbent on discouraging as many people as possible from getting degrees. The latest headlines, prompted by a multiyear survey on attitudes toward college conducted by pollster Gallup and Purdue University, provide breathtaking examples. Recent graduates were less enthusiastic...

  • NYU engineering school receives $100M gift Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York University's School of Engineering has received a $100 million gift and will be renamed after its donors. NYU announced Monday that the donation from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon will go toward faculty and new programming. Engineering returned to NYU in 2014 after a 40- year absence after NYU merged with Polytechnic University in 2014..

  • Google virtual-reality system enlivens education Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    A still image from a Google for Education video

    Google's virtual field trip system uses virtual-reality viewers made of cardboard and a phone. The New York Times reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28- Parents who borrowed to put their kids through college now have several options to refinance their federal PLUS loans, including, in some cases, the ability to transfer their debt to those children. Some of those lenders- including SoFi, CommonBond, Earnest, Citizens Bank and Darien Rowayton Bank- added PLUS refinancing in the past year.

  • Green schools—better for kids' health? Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA. Built in 2005 by architect Bruce Fowle of FXFOWLE Architects. Included many environmentally conscious features in its roofing, heating and use of recycled materials.

    Green schools are not only good for the environment, they may be good for kids' health, too, says Rick Fedrizzi.

  • Yale's endowment posts 11.5 pct returns Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    Sept 24- Yale University's investment return was 11.5 percent for the year ended June 30, valuing its endowment at $25.6 billion, according to a report on the university newsletter. Harvard University's endowment posted a 5.8 percent return in 2015 to hit a record $37.6 billion. Harvard's endowment remains the largest in the world.

  • The draft study by Emory University law professor Urska Velikonja, slated to be published in the Cornell Law Review, examined 15 years worth of SEC enforcement data. It found that a host of problems, including double-counting cases, has enabled the SEC to "mask the fact that core enforcement has remained steady since 2002.". "They way that the SEC counts enforcement...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 23- Millennial parents are far more likely than their predecessors to save for their children's educations and far more of them want to pay the whole tab for college, according to a survey. Millennial parents have spent much if not all of their adult lives living with the fallout from the financial crisis, said Keith Bernhardt, vice president of...

  • What school has the most alums on Wall Street? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Banners hang outside Memorial Church on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Based on a ranking of graduates in financial management, the University of Pennsylvania beats Harvard on a Wall Street college scorecard.

  • YOUR MONEY-Debt-free college grads: How do they do it? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    More than $1 trillion in total outstanding student debt across the United States. Almost seven in 10 college grads emerge owing money, with an average debt of $28,400 for the Class of 2013, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. First she earned a business degree from the public College of Staten Island, which charged a reasonable $2,000 a...

  • But he and his small research team at West Virginia University may have done exactly that, with a $50,000 study which produced early evidence that Volkswagen AG was cheating on U.S. vehicle emissions tests, setting off a scandal that threatens the German automaker's leadership, reputation and finances. The results of that study, which was paid for by the...

  • But he and his small research team at West Virginia University may have done exactly that, with a $50,000 study which produced early evidence that Volkswagen AG was cheating on U.S. vehicle emissions tests, setting off a scandal that threatens the German automaker's leadership, reputation and finances. The results of that study, which was paid for by the...

  • What CEOs can learn from Trump and Hillary Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Donald Trump participate in the presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Presidential candidates draft experts to help them learn about complex issues. CEOs can do the same, says Alexander Saint-Amand.

  • U.S. universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    The inaugural Reuters Top 100 survey, published on Wednesday, places Stanford University in top spot, reflecting its position as a crucible for new ideas at the heart of Silicon Valley. Stanford alumni have gone on to create some of the world's biggest technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo and Google. South Korea has eight schools in the top 100...

  • But the cost makes it a reality for only about 300,000, or 1 percent, of students each year, according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Brown University students, for example, must pay $24,136 for a semester in such locations as London and Kyoto, Japan, excluding health insurance, travel, housing, meals, books and miscellaneous expenses.

  • The edtech start-up backed by Mark Zuckerberg Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    This week, children across the country went back to school, and many are going into pilot programs started, sponsored or aided by Silicon Valley.