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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 […]

Longer class time for public HS could lead to more diverse colleges

While a collaborative effort by state leaders, the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning to add 300 hours of class time to select public schools might not directly affect BU students, School of Education professor Philip Tate said BU’s diversity might increase as a result. Tate said the initiative is expected […]

BU reports 40 percent more E.D. apps

Boston University received over 40 percent more applications for early decision in 2012 than it did in 2011, BU officials said. Colin Riley, BU spokesman, said 1,505 people applied for early decision admission to BU for the fall 2013 semester, while only 1,069 applied for early admission for the fall 2012 semester. “BU admissions professionals […]