Higher Education (College)

5:23am

Wed September 11, 2013
Planet Money

Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 9:01 am

Share of women in most lucrative majors
Quoctrung Bui/NPR Anthony Carnevale

The other day, I was interviewing an economist who studies the effect college majors have on peoples' income. He was telling me that women often make decisions that lead them to earn less than they otherwise might.

Women are overrepresented among majors that don't pay very well (psychology, art, comparative literature), and underrepresented in lots of lucrative majors (most fields in engineering).

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9:39am

Tue September 10, 2013
Education

New Survey Gives U.S., U.K. Universities Top Rankings

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Harvard Square, a large triangular area located in the heart of Cambridge and adjacent to Harvard University and near MIT University — two of the world's top-ranked institutions of higher learning.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

A new ranking of the world's 800 best universities has U.S. institutions dominating the Top 10, with MIT and Harvard ranking first and second, respectively.

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1:08pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Planet Money

The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 11:59 pm

Matt Stiles NPR

Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which turned into a full-time job after she graduated. Now, at age 24, she makes $110,000 a year.

Michael Gardner just graduated from City College in New York with a degree in psychology. He applied for more than 100 jobs, had trouble getting interviews and worked at Home Depot to make ends meet.

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2:57pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Education

Adjunct Faculty Highlighted In CSU Fall Address

Colorado State University

Facing an uncertain funding landscape, Colorado State University President Tony Frank highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing the Fort Collins campus during his annual fall address.

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12:15am

Wed September 4, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Why Keep Athletes Eligible But Uneducated?

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 2:31 pm

Ersin Kisacik iStockphoto.com

Each football season brings exciting plays and game heroes, but Frank Deford says the real heroes are often overlooked.

As another school year and college football season gets underway, Deford looks at the frustrations and challenges facing educators to keep student athletes eligible.

Click on the audio link above to hear Deford's take on this issue.

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