Donated Land Is Battlefield Johns Hopkins’s Big Development Plan Wasn’t Intent of Land Gift, Says Family (The Wall Street Journal) Buying textbooks on Amazon could get more expensive Would you still buy textbooks on Amazon if you had to pay sales tax? (USA Today) Worcester State University Charges Students Pedestrian Fee Fees have become a popular way for Read more

Here’s a slightly edited announcement from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system:   Two Semifinalists for President of Southwest Minnesota State University Named Campus visits scheduled for January 30-February 1 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has named two semifinalists who are under consideration to be president of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Read more

Maryland Dream Act loophole raising cost of tuition for some students in Montgomery County Undocumented Montgomery County high school students who haven’t yet graduated but want to take college courses at Montgomery College to get ahead will have to pay roughly triple the rate their peers do. (The Washington Post) Georgia-Backed Scholarships Benefit Schools Barring Gays An Read more

Dartmouth College Ending Advanced Placement Credit High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren’t as rigorous as its own classes. (Associated Press) Major coup as US institutions enlist four-star leadership When Francis Hendricks took over this month as Read more

Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google Young graduates might well be digital savvy, but employers are finding they lack the old-school research skills. (The Seattle Times) Millennials enter growing, controversial field of life coaching Once a little-known vocation, life coaching is gaining traction in the technology age, which has opened the profession up to Millennials. Read more

Apollo to Offer Course on Innovation Apollo Group, the parent company of University of Phoenix, will try to shore up its reputation and revenue with an executive-education course on innovation led by heavy hitters from Harvard and elsewhere. (The Wall Street Journal) San Jose State program to offer entry-level subjects online High-demand classes will be Read more