You may have noticed that some colleges seem to be marketing their cost of attendance in a variety of new ways. Seton Hall University in New Jersey recently announced it was slashing prices by two-thirds for top students only, says Stephen MacDonald, president of Lebanon Valley College, for the Washington Post. Now, Seton Hall isn’t the first and it won’t be the last institution to do this. Lebanon Valley College, the institution that I lead, has done this for years. The only difference is that we disclose a student’s merit aid up front. Why?…Read More
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Watch: South Park creators crash NYU class
While unseasonably chilly New York University students braved the dreary weather in the wake of the Labor Day holiday, one very fortunate handful of the campus’s newest urbanites found no reason to complain on their first day of class, the Huffington Post reports. Multiple-paged syllabi, intimidating grading policies and redundant personal introductions are synonymous with the first day of college classes. Students struggling with the transition from the freedom of summer to the structure of a class schedule find difficulty concentrating during these preliminary academic gatherings. But, for the students of Professor Ken Liotti’s “Story-Telling Strategies” class, this first meeting was perhaps the most captivating hour and fifteen minutes they will experience all semester……Read More