higher education

Letter to the Editor

If higher education truly wishes to help solve the world’s complex problems, it is essential that all voices get a seat at the table, including those of graduate student workers.

Meredith Kelling | Graduate Student in the College of Arts & Sciences

Op-ed Submission: The cost of universities hurts both students and teachers

Higher education in the U.S. has become an ugly simulacrum of an educational system for most students and faculty.

Cody Burleson | Third-year Neuroscience Ph.D. Student

Thorp LinkedIn blog offers advice to candidates in administrative searches

Provost Holden Thorp decided to take on a different sort of project this summer—one that made use of his depth of experience working as an administrator in institutions of higher education.

| Staff Reporter

Obama’s higher education plan: One step in a long path toward equity in access

In an op-ed submitted to Student Life and authored to college campuses across the nation, President Barack Obama identifies national problems caused by the cost of higher education and outlines the steps his administration is taking to solve them. Though American higher education is the best in the world, a lack of ability to afford it has left many without access.

Junior Jumpstart expanding beyond pre-health students

As students’ academic and career interests grow to be more diverse, Washington University has made upgrades to its career counseling program, Junior Jumpstart, in hopes of meeting students’ needs. Junior Jumpstart is a one-day conference for third-year students to explore their career interests after final exams in May.

| Staff Reporter

Tuition to rise 4.2 percent in 2010-2011 school year

Undergraduate tuition at Washington University will be $39,400 for the 2010-11 academic year, a 4.2 percent increase over the 2009-2010 tuition of $37,800, the administration announced Thursday.

| News Editor

Private colleges see fewer applications in tough times

As the current state of the economy forces many families to rearrange their budgets, many private universities are seeing a decline in the number of applicants this year. At small private colleges and universities, the effects of the economy on applications have been significant. Although the number of early decision and early action applicants is […]

| Staff Reporter

Conservatives seek to promote ideas through academics

Although conservatives have created new academic programs with likeminded professors on several college campuses across the country to change the way undergraduates are educated, Washington University has no plans for such initiatives.

| Staff Reporter

McCain, Obama plan to improve higher education funding

With students applying for federal financial aid assistance in record numbers this year, the financial fate of college students may be impacted by who the next president of the United States will be.

| News Editor

Improve education, change the world

Our nation faces several difficult challenges: a climate crisis, an economic meltdown, terrorist threats and insurance costs that are so high that many people cannot afford basic health care, to name a few.

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