What if We Punished Colleges for Student Loan Defaults? Under a proposal created by Senate Democrats, colleges might bear greater responsibility for whether or not their students pay back their loans on time. (Washington Monthly) Morgan State student takes a stand for gay rights at historically black university Openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at Read more

University of Minnesota – Duluth officials say they’re preparing an initial round of budget cuts for the campus. They haven’t identified exactly where the $4 million in reductions will occur. But Chief Academic Officer Andrea Schokker said they could include the elimination of up to two low-enrollment degrees, the layoff of part-time faculty and the Read more

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2013 Most of the schools we include in this year’s list are public colleges or universities bound by the First Amendment. But some of them are private colleges that, though not required by the Constitution to respect student and faculty free speech rights, nonetheless promise to do so. Read more

Minnesota’s nonprofit private colleges have tied for fourth nationally in the percentage of students who complete school in four years, according to data published this month by the Minnesota Private College Council. The colleges had average four-year grad rates of 62 percent. (Note: Measured by another, probably more accurate way — not ranked by groupings Read more