College & University News

University of Miami President to Step Down

University of Miami President to Step Down

Donna Shalala, a trailblazer in the academic and business worlds has announced that she will be stepping down from her current position of President of the University of Miami. Shalala made her retirement announcement yesterday saying that she plans to step down at the end of the 2014 – 2015 school year. Shalala wrote a


DOE Confirms College Rating System to Change

DOE Confirms College Rating System to Change

The U.S. Department of education will soon be releasing a ratings system that will show potential students which schools are said to be doing “phenomenally well” and will also announce which schools need to “step up their game.” Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of Education, told the Education Writers Association that he “wants to remind everyone that

Healthy Food Options On Campus on the Way

Healthy Food Options On Campus on the Way

Most college students hear the phrase “freshman 15” and cringe. Colleges are becoming aware that there is a shortage of healthy food options available to students, especially those that are on tight budgets of meal plans. The Healthy for Life program was introduced in the fall of 2013 and as of now is available to


Vocational Schools Making are Comeback

Vocational Schools Making are Comeback

Traditional schools and vocational schools are finally listening to their students and trying a new approach to helping students learn. This is very good news for students, especially since vocational education has often been categorized as a second grade choice and for those that couldn’t go to a regular college. Luckily, that’s all changing and





No Emails for Some College Students

No Emails for Some College Students

It is pretty commonplace to see a spot on a college syllabus for the instructor’s email address and office hours, but apparently students at Salem College will be looking for that information for a long time. Professor Spring-Serenity Duvall, the assistant professor of communications at Salem College says “For years, students emails have been an


Confuse Students to Keep Them Engaged

Confuse Students to Keep Them Engaged

In recent years, Professor Sidney D’Mello of the University of Notre Dame and Professor Arthur Graesser of the University of Memphis, conducted an interesting experiment trying to understand the delicate relationship between learning and confusion. Remarkable results were gained, which may change the face of learning as we know it. Most view confusion in schools

College Degrees are Still Worth It

College Degrees are Still Worth It

For those college students that are wondering if the pursuit of a college degree is still a decent investment. The answer is simple – absolutely. Economists, Jaison Abel and Richard Deitz, are reporting that the completion of bachelor’s degree programs is around 14 to 15 percent since the year 2000. The suspected reasons for the


Confidence in Online Ed on the Upswing

Confidence in Online Ed on the Upswing

Online learning is becoming more trusted than ever according to the most recent Gallup poll. Out of a random sample of roughly 1,000 U.S. adults, many selected “agree” or “strongly agree” when asked about colleges that offer high quality online education. The poll results show that 37% of adults feel that online courses actually provide



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