Walter Kimbrough, President of Philander Smith College, discusses the culture of hazing and how to stop it.
The University of Florida has temporarily suspended its chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity after learning about a hazing incident involving fraternity members, a university spokeswoman said.
Two medical education groups and 130 medical schools signed on to first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to "train the nation's physicians to meet the unique health care needs of the military and veterans communities," the White House announced Wednesday.
A college degree can be an important gateway to employment, a career and a better standard of living. But a college degree does not equate to someone's level of intelligence or talent. For those seeking the best workers or leaders, there is a plethora of intelligent, inventive people without degrees who should not be overlooked.
Two more students surrendered Monday, making the grand total 20 arrests in an SAT/ACT scandal, according to the Nassau County, New York, district attorney's office.
As education scandals go, the news that students at some of the best high schools on Long Island paid others to take their College Board tests seems mild. The Long Island scandal pales behind the sex scandal at Penn State.
A college student is accused of accepting thousands of dollars to take the SAT exam for New York high school students.
It's getting more difficult for low-income students to climb the economic ladder as the college graduation gap between the rich and poor grows.
Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.
Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.
By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he'll be in his 50s.
What do you get when college costs skyrocket but incomes barely budge? Yet another blow to the middle class.
Investor Peter Thiel has generated attention by making some provocative claims about America's colleges and universities. Thiel has labeled U.S. higher education "a bubble in the classic sense," and believes that college degrees are "overvalued."
In order to receive federal funding for education programs, for-profit colleges now need to prove that their graduates are actually getting jobs.
A blind Michigan man, rejected by three law schools after scoring poorly on the Law School Admission Test, is suing the American Bar Association, arguing that the group's exam requirements discriminate against the visually impaired.
The company formerly known as Trump University is one of several for-profit schools under investigation by the New York Attorney General, a Trump spokesman confirmed Friday.
It's no secret that prominent short-seller Steve Eisman has been outspoken against the for-profit education sector, and he has the ear of lawmakers and the Department of Education.
Steve Eisman, the short-seller who put himself on the map during the credit crisis, may have suffered a major setback in his campaign against for-profit higher education last week when the House voted resoundingly to strip funding for tough new regulations on the industry.
In Washington, a place known for spin by both Democrats and Republicans, reports by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office are regularly and confidently quoted as fact by both sides. This is a story about one of those reports that went awry, leading to charges of partisanship and a lawsuit filed against the GAO.
Attending graduate school is a big decision -- there's a lot of time, effort and money involved in earning an advanced degree. Yet despite the major commitment, the popularity of graduate degrees is on the rise.
In the fall of 2008, when Lehman Brothers went kaput and the economy plunged into a deep recession, Yash Gupta was scampering around the country trying to drum up support for a new business school at Johns Hopkins University.
Early on, in the 1950s, Robert Sternberg flubbed IQ tests, and his elementary school branded him a loser. "As a result of my low scores, my teachers thought I was stupid, and I did too," he writes in his passionate new book, College Admissions for the 21st Century. "They never came out and told us our IQ scores, but one could tell from the way the teachers acted I was a mediocre student, which made my teachers happy because they got what they expected." In a "self-fulfilling prophecy," Sternberg performed a little bit worse each year. But he lucked out in fourth grade when a teacher "had high expectations for me." He got A's and altered his "entire future trajectory."
The gap between those who have a college degree and those who do not is widening -- this time when it comes to marriage.
President Obama and Jill Biden emphasize the role community colleges play in the U.S. education system.
Months before its summit on community colleges Tuesday, the White House asked Americans to post on its website ideas for community college reform, and vote for their favorite idea.
The president announces a movement to link the business sector with community colleges and other job training providers.
It has gotten very little attention so far, but make no mistake: President Obama is pushing for an absolute paradigm shift in the role that community colleges will play in producing America's highly skilled workers of the future -- and not everyone is happy about it.
The phones in Stanford University's Business School admissions office aren't ringing as often as they did. The number of applicants showing up at the school's information sessions around the world is down as well. For Derrick Bolton, who racked up 240,000 miles of flying last year as director of admissions, it has meant an even heavier schedule than usual to drum up interest.
Community colleges across the United States have seen enrollment figures jump by 24 percent over the past few years, as unemployed workers look to retrain at those institutions, which offer lower tuition compared to their four-year counterparts.
When Janet Stark finally gets around to building her own website, the admissions consultant will run it with the headline, "I've been accepted to Harvard Business School over 50 times!" Her students are a bit less open.
Dear Annie: I hope you can settle an argument. My parents are saying that with my college major (English), it will probably be hard for me to find a job when I graduate next spring. They want me to go straight to grad school and get a master's degree, which they say will make me more "marketable." (They are willing to foot the bill, which I do appreciate.)
More than 16,000 U.S. medical school graduates are awarded M.D. degrees each year, and many enter their residency programs at teaching hospitals in July. Now, a growing body of research suggests that month might be a more deadly time in U.S. hospitals.
Some people view an MBA degree the same way that Charlie thought about his Golden Ticket in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory": They believe a piece of paper can magically transport you to a place you only imagined.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Jason Ferrara from CareerBuilder.com about where to find jobs in this economy.
I mentor a student who is a senior in a low-performing high school. About 50 percent of the students at his school drop out, while less than 25 percent go to college. His parents didn't graduate from high school, and his father earns about $14,000 a year. His grade point average is good enough to qualify him for admission at a few University of California schools.
Students and college professors in California and around the country protested Thursday over the drastic cuts imposed on cash-strapped state colleges and universities.
What does it mean when a white sorority wins a competition that African-American fraternities and sororities not only created but also consider an essential part of their cultural expression? It means an uncomfortable discussion about race, history, culture and inclusivity that is not black and white.
Questions arise after an all-white team won a competition typically associated with African Americans. KNWA reports.
Tuition at many public colleges and universities is skyrocketing, thanks to state budget deficits that have choked off funding for higher education.
Ohio State University is No. 1 again, but not in football or basketball. For the second year in a row, the school's president was the highest paid public university executive in the United States, according to a study published Monday.
America could be facing a nursing shortage that will worsen exponentially as the population grows older.
Her bedside manner is comforting, the questions to the point.
President Obama praises the Senate's health reform compromise and says the new framework will pave the way to passage.
Community colleges have long held second-class-citizen status in the world of higher education. But they've suddenly become top tier when it comes to one important thing: training for new green-economy jobs.
The wisdom of business professors, once only available to MBAs and business students, can now be accessed by anybody with an Internet connection.
In 2007, a resident surgeon snapped a picture of a patient's tattoo -- the words Hot Rod on his penis -- and shared it with colleagues, making international news when the story was leaked to the press. At least the resident didn't post the picture on the Internet.
Interest in business training programs is at record levels, as the economic downturn sends students flocking back to school.
The incoming freshmen at one of the nation's newest medical schools will have more freedom to choose whether to become a specialist or help fill the shortage of primary care doctors.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday called on the state bar to overlook a technical error and allow a paralyzed law school graduate to take the bar exam next week.
Community colleges are only two-year institutions, but the Obama administration says they could play a key role in helping boost the ailing economy for years to come.
With top consultancy firms charging thousands of dollars for a day's work, employing their services is a luxury most companies simply can't afford.
"Above all, do no harm." That phrase is attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, the ancient physicians' pledge that's made in a modernized form by many of today's graduating doctors.
Mohamed Desoky says his friends have mixed reactions when he tells them he's landed a seemingly stellar job on Wall Street.
A British med school is having students learn by treating virtual patients in the online world 'Second Life'.
At Imperial College London, medical students navigate a full-service hospital where they see patients, order X-rays, consult with colleagues and make diagnoses.
Enrollment in business schools is booming as would-be chief executives and entrepreneurs sit out the worst of the economic slowdown with a year or two of invaluable study.
Business schools were once a distinctly American proposition, but now, as illustrated by the 2009 version of what is perhaps the leading league table for global MBAs, excellence is being spread around the world.
Janice McFadden's story hardly stands out.
All around the world, businesses are taking a long, hard look at their future plans, particularly any ambitious schemes to expand or restructure. Stock markets are in turmoil, banks in crisis and credit increasingly tight.
There are, as covered before on Executive Education, a plethora of lists purporting to rank business schools in order of excellence, which are useful but can sometimes be slightly blunt instruments.
Research is a major part of life for mainstream universities, with the ultimate accolade for any academic institution coming when one of its faculty is handed a Nobel prize, the latest winners of which were announced this month.
When Bill Gates gets worked up about something, his body language changes. He suspends his habit of rocking forward and back in his chair and sits a little straighter. His voice rises in pitch. Today the subject is America's schools.
The total cost of going to a private four-year college rose to $34,132 on average for the 2008-09 academic year, according to a report released Wednesday.
Business school graduates are heading out into a cold, cold climate as financial companies clam up or close down
If you want to learn about business then who better to hear from than a pair of the world's richest men? But what about an Oscar-winning film director? And how about a former spy chief?
A recent controversy at Baylor University has brought new attention to the widespread misuse of standardized college admission tests to rank the quality of America's colleges and universities.
Compared to pricey private colleges, state schools can be a bargain. But extra fees are adding to the financial burden
In a virtuous circle that has doubtless brought a wry smile to many MBA professors' faces, the very process of getting into a top business school has, itself, now become a deeply lucrative activity.
Only 2% of graduating medical students say they plan to work in primary care internal medicine, raising worries about a looming shortage of the first-stop doctors who used to be the backbone of the American medical system
A specific league table of the best business schools for Hispanic students? Why, some might ask, would anyone need that?
Applications to business schools are booming as record numbers of people seek to weather the current global economic turmoil by arming themselves with an MBA or similar qualification, according to a new global survey.
Campuses may be getting greener, but college curriculums are falling behind in teaching students the basics of global warming and sustainability
The Federal minimum wage is increasing to $6.55 an hour today. But for most folks facing higher prices on everything from a gallon of milk to a gallon of gas, it's still getting harder to make ends meet.
Edna sits on an examining table ready and alert -- she wants answers about the lump in her breast.
Jen Wang of Short Hills, New Jersey, took her first SAT when she was in sixth grade, long before she would start filling out college applications.
Where do MBA students most want to work when they get out of school? Investment banks and consulting firms are still popular choices, but for the second straight year, the most coveted employer is Google, a recent survey found.
Dan Berger, a 26-year-old aide to New York Congressman Charles Rangel, knew he wanted to get an MBA but, he says now, he was overwhelmed by the number and variety of programs available: "I knew I needed to gather a lot of information before choosing a school, but I really didn't know where to start."
Wake Forest University will no longer require applicants to take the SAT and ACT exams, boosting a movement to lessen the importance of standardized tests in college admissions
There is an industry in this country that is making billions in profit while average Americans are struggling to fill up their gas tanks.
Last fall, as bad news about the credit crisis began to pile up, MBA student Brendan McHugh started to wonder about his chances of securing a coveted internship at a top securities firm.
Secretly, I'm congratulating myself.
While the U.S. remains the globe's pre-eminent business school destination, Europe is increasingly hot on its heels, with the continent's schools attracting ever more students from around the world.
Getting accepted into a top MBA program is an arduous, time-consuming process, with plenty of potential pitfalls along the way. Witness that the most prestigious and selective schools - Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and their ilk - say they accept only 10% of all those who apply.
The subprime lending crisis might have delivered a sizeable kick in the ribs to the worldwide economy, but amid the gloom one sector is still booming -- business school applications.
According to popular myth, people take MBAs for two connected reasons -- to advance their career and boost their salaries.
It's Wednesday evening and Megan Reis can't remember when she last saw her husband Chris. Small wonder. Since Sunday morning, Meg has worked more than 60 hours at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, the Chicago-area facility where she is training in pediatrics.
After nearly 20 years in the energy industry, Jay Mulki was earning a handsome six-figure salary and managing a department of 50 employees. But Mulki longed to work fewer hours and pursue another dream: to teach marketing at a university.
It is a common way for business schools to secure their future: In exchange for a substantial bequest from a former student or other benefactor the school is re-named in their honor.
In a recent column, Emily Breidbart, a second-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine, expressed concerns about her medical education and the frustrating health-care system she will soon enter.
One of the key elements of any MBA is the internship -- in fact it is often the difference between securing your dream job and having to make do with something less exciting and challenging.
The big question right now in Russian politics is who will succeed Vladimir Putin as President in the 2008 election. As it turns out, the two front-runners -- first deputy prime ministers Sergei Ivanov and Dmitry Medvedev -- are also squaring off in a contest for business-school supremacy in Russia.
The average total cost of a private four-year college rose to $32,307 for the current school year, but the rate of increase has slowed compared to public school prices, according to a report released Monday.
The many league tables which rank MBA programs vary in their methodology, but mainly share a few assumptions, including that a prime mark of quality is a stream of graduates entering highly-paid jobs in financial services and consulting.
What makes a good business school the best? According to a new survey, the extra quality which distinguishes the top MBA programs is quite simple - ensuring its graduates get the jobs they want.
A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future
Organizers of the Beijing Olympics are looking for a few good students.
Omar Yaqub didn't want a conventional 9-to-5 job after business school. He wanted to help save the world. So the 28-year-old MBA went to Nigeria to tackle an impossible task: creating demand for a product no one wanted.
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