Beware of Frappucino U

June 27, 2014 | Blog, News

By Sara Goldrick-Rab Starbucks is nothing if not ambitious. So far this year, the Seattle-based coffee chain has announced plans…

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Addressing Student Debt in Wisconsin

February 3, 2014 | Blog, News

On Wednesday morning at 10 am, a bill titled the “Higher Education, Lower Debt Act” will receive a hearing before…

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Research Update: Unmarried Parents in College

August 20, 2013 | Blog

In 2010, UW-Madison graduate student Kia Sorensen and I published a paper in the Future of Children about college access…

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Are Students Really Academically Adrift? Rethinking the Assessment of “Limited Learning” on College Campuses

August 14, 2013 | Blog

Four years ago I attended a presentation at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in which Richard…

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Scott Walker’s Latest Agenda for Wisconsin Higher Education

November 19, 2012 | Blog

With a headline like that, I bet you’re assuming this is going to be one scathing post! The last time…

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Making Income-Contingent Loans Cost Effective

October 19, 2012 | Blog

Check out an op-ed that I co-authored with my doctoral student Robert Kelchen on income-contingent loans, over at the Chronicle. …

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Back to College

September 5, 2012 | Blog

UW-Madison students are happy students, as we recently learned from the Huffington Post. This high ranking of our institution is…

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Vouchers and College Attendance: Puzzling Findings Deserve Much Caution

August 28, 2012 | Blog

Several months ago I described the problems in a study that seemed to have great policy relevance, but little empirical…

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More Flexibility to Raise Tuition?

February 26, 2011 | Blog

Central to debates over the New Badger Partnership is the question of whether additional flexibilities that make it possible to…

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Politics As Usual?

February 24, 2011 | Blog

There is much buzz here at UW-Madison about the proposed New Badger Partnership. You can read all the details about…

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