Previous explanations as to the rising cost of higher education—focused on salaries and amenities—haven’t placed enough blame on those who are profiting.
July 16, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Don’t be afraid to stick with your liberal arts education. If history is any guide, it could be just as valuable as knowing how to write code.
June 19, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Black and Hispanic college students experience more loneliness and depression than their white peers, even at schools where whites are the racial minority.
May 29, 2014 • 2:01 PM • Share
Five studies you should read before you deploy a trigger warning.
May 20, 2014 • 10:04 AM • Share
Now that we’re finally starting to recognize mental health as a serious problem in America, we need to put in place the structures necessary to support those willing to study—and treat—it. As part of our week-long series on booms and busts, Jamie Wiebe asks: If MHC is a booming field, where’s the boomtown?
May 8, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 19, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
New Department of Education data shows rising default rates on federal loans to parents.
April 9, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Lawmakers in 10 states and over 50 cities have already enacted Ban the Box policies, eliminating the check-box that asks about an applicant’s criminal record. It’s time for Congress to follow suit.
April 7, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
According to a number of former varsity athletes at Indiana University, it does. But don’t panic just yet: The findings are still very preliminary.
March 20, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The generation of knowledge by professors. The transformative conversations that happen outside of the classroom. The advancements in our understanding of society. How can you put a value on any of these things?
March 17, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box?
March 7, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Many massive open online courses serve as giant, viral marketing campaigns for universities looking to find even more potential students.
February 24, 2014 • 4:46 PM • Share
Those slashed retail prices that fueled your holiday shopping binges might be illusions. We explain why college pricing is similar—but even less transparent.
January 6, 2014 • 6:00 PM • Share
Over the past year, unpaid internships in journalism, film, and government have drawn more scrutiny. But some schools—notably, their athletic departments—have sought out unpaid interns, too.
December 30, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
After years of repeatedly claiming to practice “need-blind” admissions, administrators at George Washington University now acknowledge that the school has long given an edge to wealthier students.
November 18, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
Access to alcohol isn’t anything new, but access to members of the opposite sex is.
November 18, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
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