Sifting and Winnowing

March 25, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin’s Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, pitched as a way to improve both the quality and affordability…

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Obama Gets It Right

February 26, 2009 | Blog

God, I love having smart people in the administration! This morning I listened as Bob Shireman and Ceci Rouse unveiled…

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Need-Sensitive Admissions: A Follow-up

January 5, 2009 | Blog

Yesterday’s New York Times has a “data” piece in the Education Life section titled “How Sensitive Are They?” It lists…

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College Support Programs in Beantown

December 11, 2008 | Blog

Today’s Boston Globe ran a terrific story (‘College Counselors Fill Role Of Parent‘) by James Vaznis about Boston-based nonprofits that…

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Who Says This Election Shouldn’t Be About Education?

September 18, 2008 | Blog

The staggering economy is clearly hitting working families, investors … and college students with financial need. The New York Times…

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U. of California Proposes Sweeping Admissions Changes

July 17, 2008 | Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the University of California System is considering changes to its admissions policies that…

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College Holds Greatest Benefits for Those Least Likely To Go

April 19, 2008 | Blog

A terrific new paper , presented today at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America, provides evidence of…

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