Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

Does Everyone Need a College Degree? Maybe not, says Harvard Study

February 2, 2011

In discussions about “college and career readiness” – one of the education catchphrases these days – the focus is usually on college. But increasingly, some educators are calling for more attention to the career part of the equation – and questioning whether a traditional four-year college degree is necessarily the best path for everyone.

Competition for Colleges Increasing as Applications Rise

February 2, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses the large increase of applications and Penn’s no-loan financial-aid policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Donation Signals Stronger Fundraising Effort by Alumni

February 1, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the giving rates by alumni of historically black schools.

Article Source: Delaware Online

Top Schools: Wharton

January 31, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School comments on the new curriculum changes that the school will soon implement.

Article Source: Financial Times

Is Merging a HBCU With a White Institution the Answer to Raising Graduation Rates?

January 27, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on a proposal to merge a white and a black college in Louisiana.

Article Source: Atlanta Post

Admissions Officials Do Some Soul-Searching

January 30, 2011

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education comments on the dynamics of the higher-education market and applicant pool.

Major Changes Afoot at Top Business Schools

January 28, 2011

The Wharton School is cited for its new curriculum changes.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Davos Notes: State of the Union Shrugs, Burnout Davos Style, and the Spirit of RFK Hovers Above CNBC Unemployment Debate

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann says “ training prepares people for the jobs of 2011, education prepares people for the jobs of 2021.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Economy Changed Freshmen's Plans but Didn't Shake Their Confidence

January 27, 2011

Ambitious and harried, pro-environment and pro-gay rights, waylaid by a bad economy: That's the typical college freshman this year, according to an annual national survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Polled during the first few weeks of the fall semester, more freshmen than ever reported having above-average academic ability and "drive to achieve." But fewer than ever reported high levels of emotional health (see related article).

Students Say Rankings Aren't Most Important Factor in College Decision

January 27, 2011

Once again, social science research is refuting the often-cited myth that U.S. News's Best Colleges rankings are the main reason that the average student chooses one school over another. That conclusion comes from UCLA's just-released "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010," a highly respected national survey based on the responses of 201,818 students at 279 U.S. colleges and universities. The UCLA survey asks students to rate which factors were "very important" in influencing their decision to attend a particular college.