While I was off yesterday, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system decided to appoint a couple of presidents: Kent Hanson to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College; and Connie Gores to Southwest Minnesota State University. The Albert Lea Tribune says Hanson will succeed president Terry Leas, who took a job in Washington Read more

‘Un-Fair’ Campaign Defended By University Of Wisconsin-Superior Conservative blogs have been criticizingwhat they call “racially charged”advertisements that show Caucasian people with statements like “is white skin really a fair skin?” written on their faces. (The Huffington Post) What Colleges Spend, and What They Charge For poor students, basically, the less selective the college, the more they pay, and the less Read more

The Trouble With Online College Student attrition rates — around 90 percent for some huge online courses — appear to be a problem even in small-scale online courses when compared with traditional face-to-face classes. And courses delivered solely online may be fine for highly skilled, highly motivated people, but they are inappropriate for struggling students who Read more

College Health Plans Respond as Transgender Students Gain Visibility Over the last decade, as activists started pushing colleges to accommodate transgender students, they first raised only basic issues, like recognizing a name change or deciding who could use which bathrooms. But the front lines have shifted fast, particularly at the nation’s elite colleges, and a growing Read more