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Winter for Higher-Ed
Winter for Higher-Ed
College Debt Woes Point to Grim Future

Sooner or later, interest rates will go up generally, and that’s likely to price some colleges out of the bond market completely.

Winter for Higher-Ed
Grad School’s Equivalent of Uber

Online programs and other start-ups are stealing graduate students away from traditional programs. If this trend continues, it will force changes on the university’s business model.

Winter for Higher-Ed
MOOCs Could Save the World

American education is spreading around the world even as it gets more expensive and broken at home. MOOCs to the rescue?

Winter for Higher-Ed
A College “Campus” Without the Classroom

A new seeks to offer an education that is more rigorous and cheaper than an Ivy League degree—but equally prestigious. The key to this model is its “campus” without classrooms.

Winter for Higher-Ed
School’s Out Forever

One vision for what the future of higher education might look like: small, inexpensive start-up colleges using MOOCs that have a global reach.

Winter for Higher-Ed
Blue Civil War Hits Academia

Adjunct professors across the country are angry with higher ed trends that make them poor and miserable. But the blue model they support is responsible for their troubles.

Winter for Higher-Ed
Suppressing Academic Freedom as the University Burns

Higher education is in a precarious position. That makes it an especially bad time for Marquette University to violate academic freedom.

Winter for Higher-Ed
College President Salaries Keep Pace with Rising Student Debt

A university is a corporation draped with a bit of ivy: State schools that pay the highest salaries to their presidents also have fast-rising rates of student debt, an abundance of administrators, and a proliferation of adjuncts.

Winter for Higher-Ed
Maryland Puts Up Roadblocks to Online Ed

Maryland demands more money from distance education programs that enroll students in Maryland. The state is protecting its own online education outfit at the expense of students, chasing away competitors that may offer cheaper, better programs.

Winter for Higher-Ed
Small Colleges Sink Further into the Red

Small, private schools with small endowments tend to overly rely on tuition funds, and many are in dire straits right now as enrollments decline. Some may survive, but many will fail.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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