- The New York Times questions the need for (and the value of) college application processes that increase the number of applicants while maintaining the same number of admissions.
- “For-profit college companies take in enormous amounts of federal student aid money by recruiting and enrolling military service members, veterans and their families, with questionable returns, says a new report from a vocal Senate critic of the industry.” [Washington Post]
- Jerry Vincent Nix was awarded a Ph.D. from Washington State U. after submitting a dissertation based on his experiences teaching in China for a joint U.S.-China post-secondary program. Now, the U.S. college involved in the program is defending itself from charges it is running a diploma mill for Chinese students who want the prestige of an American degree. [Inside Higher Ed]