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Do Undergrads Learn Much in College?

Do undergrads learn much in college? Many students don’t. That’s the conclusion of a new book that’s got the higher-ed world buzzing today. The book is Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which was published by the University of Chicago Press. A pair of professors at New York University and the University of Virginia […]

18Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 0 comments | Continued
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25 Ways for Colleges To Cut Their Costs

American colleges and universities are continually getting slammed for costing too much, but there are precious few people suggesting concrete ways to shrink these costs. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, however, has produced a white paper that lays out: 25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College There are some excellent suggestions on […]

17Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 1 comment | Continued
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CollegeWeek Live: Shrinking the Cost of College

I gave a presentation on Shrinking the Cost of College last night on CollegeWeek Live. I talked for about 30 minutes from my office and then I answered questions from the audience. Here are some of the topics that I covered: Where you can find the greatest source of college grants. How you can improve […]

14Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 2 comments | Continued
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Crisis Time for California Universities

If  your teenager is hoping to attend a state university in California, brace yourself. The grim financial challenges consuming the University of California and the California State University systems, as well as the state’s huge community college system are of historic proportions. Remember the student protests at UC Berkeley, UCLA and elsewhere last year? I […]

12Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 0 comments | Continued
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Another Take on Asian Students and Their Parents

Yesterday I wrote a post on Asian parenting after reading a disturbing essay in the Wall Street Journal that was written by a Yale law professor/mother, who admitted to calling her daughter “garbage” and demanding that her children be No. 1 in academics. Here is my original post: Asian Students At UCLA, UCSD and UC […]

11Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 0 comments | Continued
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Asian Students at UCLA, UCSD and UC Berkeley: The Price of Success?

When you look at the race of undergraduates attending the premiere state schools out here in California – UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UCSD — Asian students dominate. At UCSD, for instance, 50% of undergrads are Asian. At UCLA and UC Berkeley the percentage of Asian undergrads are respectively 40% and 42%.  In contrast, whites represent […]

10Jan2011 | Lynn O’Shaughnessy | 9 comments | Continued