Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis.
April 8, 2013 In its chess team's first year, Webster University has won a national championship. When the school hired coach Susan Polgar from defending champions Texas Tech last year, her players came along with her. Webster officials say the chess title raises the school's profile.
May 25, 2012 Over the past 15 years, the sticker price has gone way up. The price students actually pay has risen more slowly.
How much are they paying?
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May 11, 2012 There's a huge gap between the sticker price for college tuition and the price students actually pay. On today's show, we try to figure out why.
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May 11, 2012 There's a huge gap between the sticker price of college and the price students actually pay. Here's how to get an idea of what you'd actually pay.
"My mom opened the letter and she called me and told me I got the Marquis Scholarship. And she's like, 'It's a humungous scholarship!'" -Michele Tallarita
May 2, 2012 Colleges use money to woo top students. It's an effective tactic, but it drives up tuition for everyone else.
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April 30, 2012 "...if you are going to do anything worthwhile, you will face periods of grinding self-doubt and failure."
April 23, 2012 Total student debt has gone through the roof. But the average debt per college grad has gone up much more slowly.
Half of college students who drink say they have blackouts.
March 15, 2012 About half of college students who drink say they have blackouts. They're much more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new study, and cost a college about $500,000 a year in medical expenses.
November 23, 2011 In his latest column for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson examines the dwindling power of a college degree.
These days, some colleges are offering more than your typical sociology or public speaking electives.
August 17, 2011 Ever wanted to learn gender politics in black satire, based on a Dave Chappelle skit? How about earning credit for watching and discussing The Wire? The Root takes a look at quirky college electives offered at colleges across the nation.
College students aid a colleague as he performs a keg stand in this file photo. Princeton Review released its new list of top party schools in America Monday.
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August 1, 2011 For the second year in a row, two universities in towns named Athens are at the top of the Party Schools ratings put out by the Princeton Review. But this year, Ohio University topped the University of Georgia for the No. 1 spot.
With the advent of e-textbooks come challenges — like keeping highlighted notes intact.
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July 28, 2011 Amazon just made its debut in the burgeoning e-textbook market, by offering up to 80% off titles that can be read on the Kindle and other digital platforms. Are students — and publishers — ready for the change?
June 27, 2011 More on the rising wage gap between high school and college grads. Also: What's a better investment, stocks, bonds or tuition?
June 22, 2011 In terms of both unemployment and earnings, the gap between high school and college grads keeps getting wider. But people keep questioning the value of college.
May 25, 2011 Peter Thiel thinks college is overrated, and he wants to to help talented teenagers become entrepreneurs.
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