State Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona), chairman of the House higher education committee, tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin he thinks the $2.5 million buyout of University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith is ‘obscene’: “I don’t think the university has grasped the public reaction to all of this, that it hurts the university not just as an Read more

72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit  The survey reveals the Grand Canyon-size gap between the higher-education establishment and the coalition of tech companies and lawmakers that are mandating college credit for online courses. (Techcrunch) Prepaid Plan Can Ease Private College Expenses The Private College 529 Plan lets participants prepay tuition at private colleges Read more