Testing the Teachers There’s an atmosphere of grand fragility hanging over America’s colleges. The grandeur comes from the surging application rates, the international renown, the fancy new dining and athletic facilities. The fragility comes from the fact that colleges are charging more money, but it’s not clear how much actual benefit they are providing. (The New Read more

Colleges weigh pros and cons of special housing options for gay-straight student pairings High school seniors looking forward to departing for college now have a new wrinkle in dorm life to consider, courtesy of the Rutgers University webcam trial. (The Star-Ledger via University Business) Student Loan Borrowers Dazed and Confused by Servicer Shuffle The Department of Education has Read more

MBAs Attract Current, Former Soldiers To build careers outside the armed forces, ex-officers seek to integrate their well-honed leadership skills with business knowledge. May require subscription. (The Wall Street Journal) Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed A weak labor market has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed. (USA Today) Read more

The state Bureau of Mediation Services has announced (above) how it will handle some graduate-assistants’ complaint of unfair election practices against the University of Minnesota. The U’s summary: The procedure and timeline are as follows: The union will provide information and evidence regarding their charge by April 23 The University will provide a written response Read more

Here’s the latest in the presidential search for Minnesota State Community and Technical College. It has named three semifinalists, including a Riverland Community College administrator. The winner should be named May 16 and start July 1. Here’s the announcement: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has named three semifinalists who are under consideration to be Read more