Tag Archives: low-income students

Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

As we begin a new school year with a new way to apply to college, several questions remain about the rationales that led to the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Some of the mechanics of applying … Continue reading

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Micro-/Macro-Access and $100M in Pocket Money

“Access” in the college admission world has long been a term repeated so often it’s lost its meaning. The College Board has used it for years to characterize a test that helps colleges weed out applicants (although its original intent was … Continue reading

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Accessing “Access”

There’s “access” and then there’s “access” in the college admission world. See the differences here. Continue reading

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Share the Wealth, Part II

Crabby says colleges should think systemically… Back in January 2014, the White House assembled a group of college and university officials as well as heads of community organizations, businesses and philanthropies, to promote greater access to college for first generation and … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth to Widen College Access

Crabby takes on Mr. Burns… An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education documents a banner year for college endowments and also features a report about the $101 million gift to Northwestern University from Warren Buffet’s sister, a 1954 alumna, the largest gift … Continue reading

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Show Them the Money!!!!

Crabby wonders what they’re talking about in Washington today…. Today (Dec. 4, 2014) a group of college, university, and organization leaders is meeting in Washington DC to discuss how to improve access to higher education for non-privileged students. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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“One Percent” Institutions and the Public Interest

Crabby pries open the golden gates… Yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education reported some good news for low-income students (fuller article in the New York Times): The University of Chicago will now do more for those students by, among other things, replacing … Continue reading

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