Stop pushing: Some for-profit colleges are resisting federal attempts to tighten regulations on their industry.
Gaming the system: One Web site lets college students bet on what grades they’ll make.
So long, fun summers: College students are turning increasingly to community college summer courses to rack up cheap credits.
Why did I study this, again? Sociologists have found declining rates of satisfaction with … degrees in sociology.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.