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Education Secretary warns against sequestration’s cuts to aid, work-study

After the deadline for sweeping spending cuts as part of the “fiscal cliff” was pushed from Jan. 1 to March 1, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the 10-percent, across-the-board cuts will cause dramatic harm to institutes of higher learning. The automatic spending cuts, referred to as sequestration, are considered major issues at Boston […]

Northeast at risk for sharper enrollment drop, report suggests

While recent studies predict a forthcoming decrease in enrollment in higher education across the country, particularly in the northeast, some Boston University students said they feel BU will experience little change, if any. Jason Lane, director of education studies at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the University at Albany, State University of […]

Freshmen see college as necessary to riches, study suggests

Despite the findings of a recent study, several Boston University students and professors said it is more important to find fulfillment and experience at college than to be hired in a high-paying job. “Taking a long-range view will be better in the long run, but given the difficult job market today, it’s reasonable for students […]

Proposed legislation allows students to declare bankruptcy

While proposed legislation would provide loan forgiveness for students who have no way out, it could also cause credit problems, Boston University professors said. “The advantage of defaulting on your loans is you’re out of debt — you don’t owe the money any longer and you don’t have to make payments,” said economics professor Kevin […]

Brown highest paid Mass. private college president, report says

Boston University President Robert Brown was the highest paid Mass. private college president in 2010, according to data by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2010, Brown received a total compensation of $1,141,330, about $70,000 more than Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun, the second highest paid Massachusetts private college president, a data report released Sunday […]