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The Spin-Out From The UVA “Rape” Story

Rolling Stone Retracts, Apologizes For UVA Story. NBC Nightly News (4/5, story 7, 1:40, Guthrie) reported that a Columbia Journalism review of Rolling Stone’s University of Virginia “gang rape” article found significant problems with it. NBC (Jackson) adds that the … Continue reading

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Follow Up: New York Times College Access Ranking

Colleges which have made strategic decision to make their education more affordable to needy applicants are rewarded in the particular ranking.  Vassar College (NY) has channelled funds which otherwise would have gone to spending on faculty and staff while University … Continue reading

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College Diversity: A New Ranking

The New York Times recently announced yet another ranking, this one a “College Access Index,” measuring accessibility for students with high financial need. The index measures the number of students receiving Pell Grants, percentage of students who graduate within six … Continue reading

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More Details on “Shwarzman Scholars” at Tsinghua University

The all-new Schwarzman Scholars program will be housed in a new facility designed for the purpose at Tsinghua University, Schwarzman College.  Robert A.M. Stern, architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture is designing the building. We quote from … Continue reading

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Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher Education

  The increasing usage of part-time instructors to replace full time professors, larger class sizes, and continuing increases in college fees raise a number of questions to parents of prospective students.  One-third of all colleges and universities currently present significantly … Continue reading

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Financial Ratings Affect Colleges, Too

In the flush decades of the 1980’s and 90’s, many colleges went on “borrowing sprees” to improve facilities in order to remain competitive with their peer institutions.  Some doubled their debt in the last decade as they constructed lavish fitness … Continue reading

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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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A Wage Gap Worth Watching

The New York Times reported on April 8, 2013 on the report by the American Association of University Professors on public and private research universities’ faculty salaries. This year, the average salary at private research universities was $167, 393., while … Continue reading

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Creating College Lists and Navigating Admission Decisions

IESolutions counsels all of our clients to take a thoughtful, data based, yet creative approach to identifying their college prospects.  We start with a thorough self-assessment so that students understand that the goal is to fit college choices to their … Continue reading

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The Most Complex Higher Education Entrance Process in the World

Virtually all of this year’s college admission decisions have been made and communicated to students. The increased variety of admissions plans (rolling, early decision, early action etc.), applications deadlines, test requirements, and the bewildering non-pattern of reply dates make our … Continue reading

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