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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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Weekly College News Roundup, April 22-26

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Cooper Union Will Charge Tuition For First Time in History, STEM Students in US May Actually Be in Surplus  

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:   

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Weekly College News Roundup, April 15-19

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

Schools Across the Country Raise Money for Families of Boston Marathon Victims, Corporations Offer Credit-bearing Courses for Employees  

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 1-5

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Tapes Reveal Verbal and Physical Abuse, Ivy League Acceptance Rates Hit Record-Lows

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

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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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