Students at New York University, where a year of undergraduate education can run to about $66,000 in room, board, tuition and fees, often complain about the cost of four years at the school in Greenwich Village.
Now, N.Y.U. has a suggestion for them: Finish faster.
On Friday, the university announced a series of measures that make it easier to graduate in under four years, part of an initiative aimed at diminishing the university’s enormous affordability problem.
In some...Read more
Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly true in the United States, where the First Amendment zealously guards against government surveillance and intrusion into free speech.
Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called...Read more
One out of every four workers with a bachelor's degree is overqualified for their jobs, according to a new study.
That may sound high—and it's a bummer for the workers who aren't maximizing their earning potential. But this over qualification rate is significantly lower than the results of previous studies, which estimated that as many as 48% of bachelor-degree holders were overqualified for their jobs.
The researcher of the new analysis, labor economist Stephen Rose, wrote the...Read more
Donald Smith Jr.’s plan after graduation next semester is to be a high school math teacher. But he might try something a little less traditional.
Smith just returned from Dublin, where he won $15,000 as a semifinalist at a professional Magic: the Gathering tournament.
Smith, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, made it to the third and final day of competition and placed in the Top 8. He was the only American to do so at this tournament.
Deft or desperate? College students turn to GoFundMe to foot tuition billsAs college tuition continues to climb, students are turning to strangers online to help pay the bill.
Figures from GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding website, show that thousands of college students nationwide are using the platform to raise money for their education:
Over the past several years, students, teachers, and parents are increasingly turning to GoFundMe to raise money for education expenses, including tuition. In fact, in the...Read more