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MOOC Roundup: Some of the Best Online Courses Offered by Top Colleges

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

Learn About the Things You Love For Free From Some of The US's Most Selective Colleges

Part of learning is exploring new interests, and with the accessibility of massive open online courses (MOOCs) high school and college students (and even adults!) are able to expand their knowledge on topics they’re really passionate about, or just want to delve a little deeper into.  

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Unusual Graduation Traditions

By IvyWise on Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

Unique Ways Colleges Say Goodbye to Students

As the semester comes to a close, college seniors everywhere are saying goodbye to the schools that have been their home for the past four years. While graduates typically commemorate the event with caps, gowns, commencement speeches, and a march set to “Pomp and Circumstance,” some colleges have been known to incorporate some less conventional traditions.

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A Partnership in Global Higher Education

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 01, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Education City in Qatar offers programs across disciplines through universities from around the world

American universities have expanded their global impact over the past decade by opening campuses abroad. With programs that offer the same degrees, courses, and high-level of academic quality around the world, many schools have been able to give students even more opportunities to expand their knowledge and integrate a global perspective into their education. One excellent example of this endeavor is Doha, Qatar’s Education City. 

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Celebrities With Advanced Degrees

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 09:32 AM

Stars In and Out of the Classroom

What do Ashley Judd, Art Garfunkel, and Bill Cosby have in common? They all have master’s degrees! Many award-winning actors, performers, radio personalities, and athletes have once walked across the stage to receive a diploma, from bachelor’s degrees to PhDs, and while many stars studied what would eventually become their fame-making careers, others hold degrees that may surprise fans. 

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Colleges Announce Misreporting Data for Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

Four universities and one graduate program have come forward in the past year admitting to the release of false admissions data

Within the past year, four undergraduate programs and one graduate program have admitted to misreporting their admissions data for U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, causing some to question just how many schools may be inflating statistics. Bucknell University and Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business are the most recent schools to announce misinformation, both coming forward in the past two weeks. They join Claremont McKenna College, Emory University, and George Washington University which have already reported false standardized test scores, class rankings, GPAs, and other statistics for admitted and enrolled students.

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10 Facts About United States Presidents in College

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Presidents were once students too

Colleges across the country boast some impressive alumni, and some have had the distinction of educating future Presidents of the United States. Back in 2008, Columbia University was added to this impressive list with the first inauguration of Barack Obama.  

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Advances Made in Higher Education Through MOOCs

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:08 PM

Rise in top universities offering free online courses this year

2012 brought substantial progress in sphere of online higher education, most notably MOOCs, or “massive open online courses”, that have spread throughout the United States and the world over the past year. Open course start-ups have attracted millions of students from around the globe to online courses and lectures offered by top American and international universities.

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