July 23 higher education round-up

  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a new survey that found only 63.5% of respondents believed college is a good investment – down from 80.9% in 2008
  • Five per cent of the applications to Harvard’s medical residency program show signs of plagarism [The Boston Globe (via Huffington Post)]
  • The Eagle of Byran-College Station, Texas reports that Texas A&M University dormitories no longer will stock toilet paper in an effort to close a budget gap
  • “Washington State University found that freshmen who were enrolled in science and engineering programs, were members of fraternities or sororities or were varsity athletes had higher graduation rates than other students” [The Associated Press, via the Seattle Times]
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