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  • The falling value of U.S. dollar has made the prized American degree a lot more affordable for tertiary students from Asia.

  • The US can afford another stimulus package but needs to commit to long-term deficit reduction to help states handle pension liability, Laura D’Andrea Tyson, an economic adviser to Obama, told CNBC Monday.

  • Greenberg: Questioning ITT’s Share Repurchases Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 2:00 PM ET
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    ITT Education’s spacer board in recent weeks okayed the purchase of five million shares.  This makes zero sense to me because the company has told investors it really doesn’t know how it’ll be affected by new Education Department rules.

  • What Stinks at Columbia Business School? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Pac Man Keychains

    Columbia Business School wants students to clean up their acts. Literally.

  • Most Expensive Colleges 2010-2011 Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 1:29 PM ET
    If you think you're paying fortune for your kid's college education, you might want to take a look at these schools. Total cost at the priciest college is inching closer to $60,000 a year.Compiled by college news website , the colleges are ranked by the price of tuition plus the cost of room and board during the 2010-2011 school session , all of which is readily available to the public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.

    As any parent knows, college can cost a small fortune.Here's the ten most expensive for the 2010-2011 acadmeic year, according to CollegeGrotto's annual list.

  • Face-to-Face Communication Key to Success: Duke's Coach K Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    The head coach of Duke University’s championship men’s basketball team told CNBC Wednesday that frequent face-to-face communication is the way to develop a winning team, whether in sports or in business.

  • Technology Brings Connection, Stress in College: Poll Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it.

  • College Endowments Shift Investing Strategies Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Colleges consistently depend on using a certain percentage of there endowment money every year, but because of the near zero percent interest rate environment they find themselves having to rethink the way they invest.

  • When the Senate HELP Committee holds its hearing on for-profit schools Thursday, it's likely to get an earful from Kathleen Bittel, a current employee of Education Management. Education Management spacer, whose Art Institutes represent more than half its enrollment, went public last October. The company’s largest investor is Goldman Sachs spacer. In SEC filings the company claims that around 85 percent of its students land jobs in their field or a “related field” within six months of graduation.

  • New Government Rules Too Tough: Devry CEO Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    As the US Department of Education weighs new rules at for-profit colleges, the president and CEO of Devry Inc., a major player in that arena, told CNBC Thursday that half the loans for higher education in the country would fail under the deparment's new definition for repayment.

  • The New Short: What Steve Eisman's Betting Against Now Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    After making the short heard 'round the world with his bet against the subprime housing market, here's what Steve Eisman, one of the key players in "The Big Short," is betting against now.

  • Greenberg: Behind Eisman’s For-Profit Short Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
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    As a main character in Michael Lewis’s bestseller, “The Big Short,” Eisman is best known for getting the subprime crisis right.  But at the time, his attempts to warn regulators were ignored.  This time they’re listening, especially after he capitalized on his role in the book with a report last June at an investment conference headlined, “Subprime Goes to College.”

  • Harvard Endowment Reports 11% Return for Year Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 6:26 AM ET

    A year after a disastrous 27% percent decline that prompted layoffs, the Harvard endowment reported a solid 11% increase, the NY Times reports.

  • For-Profit Education Lobbying War Begins Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 5:34 PM ET
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    The for-profit education industry has come out swinging against proposed changes in rules by the Education Department that could curtail government financial aid.

  • New Focus of Business Schools: Restoring Integrity Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 12:42 PM ET
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    As Wall Street recovers from the financial crisis, one business school in its backyard is changing the way it positions students for jobs.

  • Greenberg: Spotlight on CEO Pay at For-Profit Schools Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
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    As for-profit college scrutiny increases, executive compensation at these companies may be worth a look.

  • Greenberg: Why For-Profit School Stocks Selling Off Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

    On Friday, the Department of Education issued a report on the rate of loan repayments by college students. This is important because if the rates are too low students at those schools might not qualify for government loans,, without which some of these companies would have a hard time making a go of it.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • Harvard Professor, Jeffrey Miron

    Jeffrey Miron's sabbatical at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. in the second half of the 1980s didn't turn out the way he expected.  He gradually abandoned macroeconomics to focus on drug policy and economics in crime.

  • Civil Rights. Tyranny. War. These are a few of the historical events students have felt so passionately about that they've taken to the quad in protest. Add one more to that list: The sage advice of JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon.