Michael V. Drake’s retirement was pretty short-lived.
Just a week after he left his post as the president of Ohio State University, Drake was announced as the 21st president of the University of California system. The move marks the first time a Black person has ever held the position in the system’s 152-year history. Continue reading Michael V. Drake to Become the First Black President of the University of California →
Princeton University has announced Nicholas Johnson, a student who majored in operations research and financial engineering, as the school’s first black valedictorian in its 274-year history. Johnson is also pursuing certificates in statistics and machine learning, applied and computational mathematics, and applications of computing. Continue reading Nicholas Johnson Becomes Princeton University’s First Black Valedictorian in 274-Year History →
Many Americans are struggling to pay back their student loan debts—which are a burden financially as well as mentally. President Barack Obama and his administration are trying to help students out by forgiving some student loan debt, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office found that the program will cost taxpayers far more than expected.
Continue reading U.S. Government Will Forgive at Least $108 Billion—Far More Than Expected—in Student Loan Debt →
College is expensive. Students are in debt. Why? Wendover Productionsanalyzes what makes higher education so expensive in this country, and some of the reasons he cites you can assume: professors cost money and new facilities are expensive. But a surprising reason why college costs so damn much is that there are more people attending it than ever before.
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The SAT, the standardized test taken by high school seniors to burnish their college applications, was administered nearly 1.7 million times last year. The test’s popularity within college admissions is based, in part, on the perception of fairness: As any recent test-taker is well aware, it is extremely difficult to cheat the SAT.
Continue reading The SAT Has Been Hacked →
College is a time for exploration.
Over the four years you’re there (for some, maybe a bit longer), you’ll discover what you’re truly passionate about.
Continue reading Science Says Pulling An All-Nighter Won’t Help You Pass That Test →