College’s diminishing returns The problem isn’t only that higher education is unaffordable to many but that even at our highest-ranked colleges and universities, students aren’t getting much bang for their buck. (The Seattle Times via University Business) US Government Bans Coursera in Iran, Sudan and Cuba Not coincidentally, these countries are under US economic sanction, prohibiting any American Read more

Half of Today’s 27-Year-Olds Are More Than $10,000 in Debt The average 27-year-old is actually pretty limited in his choices. (Washington Monthly) Fever may be cooling in number of college applications; essays not as crucial, report finds The panic in the college application process may be easing a bit. (Los Angeles Times) A Conversation With: Salman Khan Turned Read more

College endowments Harvard University tops this study of college endowments covers the fiscal year 2013 and was released Jan. 28. (The Washington Post) Transgender activists fight for gender-neutral bathrooms Seventy percent of transgender survey respondents in Washington, D.C., reported being physically or verbally abused in bathrooms in a 2013 study released by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School Read more