higher education

The Two-Way
8:52 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 2 percent of college graduates with $20,000 to $40,000 in undergraduate loans said they were "thriving."
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Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 8:38 am

There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a new Gallup poll suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. In fact, when you ask college graduates whether they're "engaged" with their work or "thriving" in all aspects of their lives, their responses don't vary one bit whether they went to a prestigious college or not.

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Paying For College
9:57 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Is It Still College Without Football?

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Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 8:02 am

A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low.

Neil Theobald is the president of Temple University, which recently began offering students $4,000 per year in grants — if they promise to limit the number of hours they work during the school year and graduate on time.

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Paying For College
8:40 am
Thu April 24, 2014

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

For many low-income students, economic trends are making the prospect of getting into the college of their choice, and reaching graduation, even more difficult.
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Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:51 am

At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.

Nugent says during her tenure at Kenyon, there were low-income students at the bottom of the admissions list who sometimes weren't accepted so the school could make room for more affluent students.

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Education
11:33 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Murray State's Brian Van Horn Named President of ACHE

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Murray State University’s Dr. Brian Van Horn is the newest President of the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The group elected him at its annual conference earlier this month in Lexington.  Van Horn currently serves as the dean of MSU’s Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach.  

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Higher Education
7:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

U of L Hiring Auditor, Consolidating Management To Improve Financial Oversight

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:05 pm

The University of Louisville has announced it will hire a firm to look into the school’s financial management.

The board’s decision Thursday is a response to allegations by the IRS that a high-level employee wrote himself checks in excess of $2 million.

U of L spokesman Mark Hebert says the firm will review all internal audits for the past several years, review personnel with financial responsibilities and recommend whether more oversight is needed.

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Education
12:48 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile

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Despite rising tuition costs, higher education is still worthwhile because college-degree holders have higher incomes and better opportunities for employment, according to a report released Friday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Employers are increasingly requiring bachelor’s degrees as part of their hiring processes, the report said. In the next eight years, the report says, more than half of Kentucky jobs will require some sort of higher education.

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Education
4:23 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Governor Haslam says he's not planning any changes for Tennessee Higher Ed.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he plans no major changes to the state's public higher education system next legislative session. Haslam also says he has yet to decide if he will push for a bill to create a school vouchers program in Tennessee.

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Education
10:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Stumbo: No Extra Higher Education Funding Until UPike Becomes a State University

A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia?

The leader of the Kentucky House thinks so -- and he said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.

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Education
7:01 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KHEAA Gets Website Overhaul

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority has a redesigned website that officials hope will make college planning an easier task. The agency says visitors should be able to find information to enable them to explore careers, prepare for college and go through the process of financial aid. 

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Education
4:11 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

KY Baptists to Cut Ties with Georgetown

Giddings Hall, Georgetown College
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The Kentucky Baptist Convention is moving to sever its remaining ties with Georgetown College. The convention will vote on a recommendation at its annual meeting next month that would terminate its ministry partnership with the institution. An administrative committee voted in September in favor of the measure. The college and Kentucky Baptists broke off a covenant agreement in 2005 in order to allow Georgetown to elect its own trustees.

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