college

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed February 13, 2013

"The Shadow Scholar" by Dave Tomar

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Vox Pop : College Admissions and Financial Aid : 1/23/13

Seniors document their last moments as undergraduate students at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York in May 2008
Credit Flickr / Nazareth College

Planning for college is the focus of today’s program, and certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk more about it.

As many of us have found, securing an acceptance letter to an institution of higher learning is often only half the battle – the other half involves funding the educational experience you hope to have there. We’ll have more on this from Lynell, who helps prepare students for these aspects of the college experience. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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North Country News
3:15 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Dartmouth College Ending Advanced Placement Credit

Dartmouth College campus
Credit Photo by Kane5187/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Dartmouth College will stop awarding credit based on Advanced Placement exam scores starting with the class of 2018.

The Ivy League school in Hanover, N.H., currently awards some credit for AP and other test scores. But faculty recently voted to end the practice because they believe AP courses are not equivalent to Dartmouth classes. Though some students have used the credit to graduate early, officials say future students will still have other ways to do that.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 10, 2013

"Back to School" by Mike Rose

Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Vox Pop : College Planning with Lynell Engelmeyer : 10/17/12

On this edition of Vox Pop, Lynell Engelmyer - certified educational planner with over twenty years of experience in college admissions and financial aid - joins us to talk college financial planning and admissions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Women's College Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant

A women’s college  in Massachusetts has received a substantial financial boost from the federal government.   It will mean an overhaul of the curriculum and new services to help ensure student’s graduate.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New York News
12:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NY College Ending Free Tuition for Employees' Kids

Employees of the University of Rochester are losing a major benefit: free tuition for their children who attend the college.

Administrators at the private college tell the Democrat and Chronicle that starting in 2013, children of the university's faculty and staff will no longer get free tuition.

But they won't have to pay UR's tuition of nearly $43,000. Instead, they'll pay the rate charged to attend the state's public four-year colleges, about $5,600.

The change won't affect students already enrolled at UR or who will begin college this fall.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
12:09 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Michael Roth

President Roth

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Wesleyan University president Michael Roth, a professor, author and historian. Roth has served as Wesleyan’s 16th president since 2007.

Commentary & Opinion
3:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: What students need from higher education?

 

Students are choosing where to go to college. A college education is expensive but too many graduates come out of college without a skill set. What do they need from higher education?

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