Report exposes hidden failure of part-time students

A new report finds evidence of a new majority on college campuses: part-time students, the Washington Post reports. Three-quarters of today’s college students attend part time, juggling classes along with work and family responsibilities, according to a new report from the nonprofit Complete College America. Only one quarter attend residential colleges as full-time students supported by their parents, the customary vision of college embraced by the suburban middle class…

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Why is Northwestern University teaching journalism in Qatar?

Three years ago, Northwestern University opened a satellite campus for journalism and communications in Qatar, reports the Washington Post. It might have seemed an odd choice for the Midwestern university’s first overseas campus. Qatar is a small, peninsular nation in the Middle East whose principal claim to fame is its oil wealth: Qatar has the world’s largest per-capita gross domestic product…

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