Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Georgia University Warning About HIV-Positive Man Transmitting HIV Comes Under Fire

Posted on: September 5th, 2013 by Todd Heywood 6 Comments

On a Tuesday in August, Georgia Southern University issued an alarming “health alert” to its students. A “dominant” black man was “intentionally and knowingly” transmitting HIV. School officials warned the press, too. But weeks later, amid denials by state health officials that they authorized or distributed the alert, the school has quietly removed it from its website. A lot of people are demanding to know why it was posted in the first place. (more…)

U. of Phoenix anticipates accreditation trouble

Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Sarah Pavlus 1 Comment

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

The University of Phoenix disclosed late Tuesday that it may be put “on notice” by the organization that accredits the for-profit college. (more…)

Amid online education wave, a rural college chooses face-to-face programs

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 4 Comments

As online higher education programs grab headlines across the country, one rural community college in Arizona fought for – and won – the ability to offer more campus-based degree programs to its students. (more…)

University of Phoenix fought against community college expansion

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 8 Comments

From a University of Phoenix web ad.

The University of Phoenix played a key role in defeating legislation that would have allowed community colleges in Arizona to offer low-priced bachelor’s degree programs, interviews and state records show. (more…)

For-profit university targets community college students

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 2 Comments

The University of Phoenix plans to roll out more than 100 new partnerships with community colleges in the coming year – a strategy that, if successful, will provide a much-needed financial and reputational boost to the nation’s largest for-profit school.

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UT seeks to withhold parenting study documents, citing ‘investigation’

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 9 Comments

The University of Texas is arguing it should not have to release documents related to a controversial parenting study conducted by one of its professors, citing as one of its reasons an “ongoing compliance investigation” into allegations of scientific misconduct. (more…)

Calif. cracks down on aid to for-profit colleges

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 3 Comments

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

California lawmakers dealt a blow to the for-profit college industry last week by disqualifying poorly performing schools from a key state financial aid program. (more…)

In California, a for-profit college battles for tax dollars

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 2 Comments

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

The nation’s largest for-profit college is aggressively lobbying against a proposal in California that would disqualify it and other proprietary schools from a key state financial aid program. (more…)