Actress to Harvard law grads: ‘I’m afraid a couple of you probably are evil. That’s just the odds.’ Here’s another in a series of interesting/amusing/surprising commencement speeches that have been given in the 2014 graduation season. (The Washington Post) Harvard and MIT students create NSA-proof e-mail service While students do express concern over their privacy, many are Read more

U of Buffalo investigation reveals the dangers of illegal fraternities A student journalist has spent the past seven months examining a set of student groups at University of Buffalo that regularly deal drugs, haze pledges and party hard. They also technically “do not exist.” (USA Today) Cooper Union administrators hit with suit for instituting tuition Cooper Union alumni have slapped Read more

Education Department official: Rating colleges is ‘like rating a blender’  The administration thinks this will serve students well by revealing important data to families so they can better make college decisions. Critics say that all rating systems present a limited view of any institution and that the government already publishes a mountain of information on institutions of higher Read more

Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-Being An analysis of the most recent Survey of Consumer Finances finds that households headed by a young, college-educated adult without any student debt obligations have about seven times the typical net worth ($64,700) of households headed by a young, college-educated adult with student debt ($8,700). (Pew Research Center) Read more