| Aug 23, 2013
The United States didn't develop its great universities by reducing higher education to equations of graduation rates and job placement. Yet on Thursday, the Obama administration revealed a plan that would push colleges in that very direction and could...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
As part of his plan to boost economic mobility for the middle class, President Obama unveiled a proposal Thursday that would implement a college rating system based partly on affordability and job prospects after graduation.
The new rating system is...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:37 PM
They lured him with Clippers tickets and the promise of money for college. The deal required Eric Antuche to give up years of Saturday mornings.
But it all paid off for the graduate of Verbum Dei High School in Watts.
His family drove him up to...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Campus visits are a grand tradition in the American university-shopping experience, and for good reason: They’re crucial to a future freshman’s college selection and application process. College tours offer valuable firsthand insight into...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Funding your child’s college education is a daunting task, but 529 plans are an option that, if handled wisely, may pay off.
Named after a tax law provision, 529s made their debut in 1996 and have been used by millions of parents to save for ever-...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:41 PM
UCLA got a little thinner at quarterback Monday.
T.J. Millweard met with Coach Jim Mora and asked to be released from his scholarship so he could transfer. The request was granted. The Bruins now have three quarterbacks on scholarship: starter Brett...
| Jul 17, 2013
The California kid whose first full-length feature film wowed the judges at Sundance and Cannes this year is now showing it off to the world. "Fruitvale Station," about Oscar Grant, the young black man shot and killed by a transit police officer in...
| Aug 2, 2013
Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
For more than two decades, Nas’ prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
It's no secret the recession wiped away many Americans' wealth and savings while altering spending habits. That has changed how many families are paying for college.
A survey released Tuesday by Sallie Mae found that parents are now contributing less of...