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Federal graduate school loans are more expensive, too, with higher interest rates than loans for undergraduate studies. On top of that, 55% of master's degree-holders have debt from both their undergraduate and graduate studies, owing an average total of over $69,000. Similar to undergraduate degrees, science, technology, engineering and math-related master's degrees tend to lead to higher-paying salaries compared with degrees in the arts and humanities. That said, these are the 10 master's degrees with the highest average starting salaries for the class of 2022, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In fact, fewer than 60% of master's degree programs deliver a positive return on investment, according to a recent study by The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
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The Vatican said on Tuesday that Pope Francis “extends his apologies” after reports that he had used an offensive slang word referring to gay men at what was intended to be a private meeting with 250 Italian bishops last week. Francis had been taking questions from Italian bishops meeting for their annual assembly on a number of issues when the question of whether or not to admit openly gay men into seminaries, or priesthood colleges, came up. According to several people present at the meeting, who spoke anonymously to Italian media, Francis stated a firm no, saying that seminaries were already too full of “frociaggine,” an offensive slang term referring to gay men. “Pope Francis is aware of articles that recently came out about a conversation, behind closed doors,” said Matteo Bruni, the press office director for the Holy See, in response to questions from reporters. “The pope never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he extends his apologies to those who were offended by the use of a term, reported by others.”
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Young Gen Z adults are skipping college in favor of trade schools and tech training. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementDespite a bad reputation for devaluing education and sneering at work, Gen Z might just be thinking outside the box. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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It winks at the absurdity of finding an exact, full-size replica of an ancient Athenian temple in a Nashville city park while simultaneously acknowledging the breathtaking grandeur of the building. By the mid-19th century, Nashville had come to be known as the Athens of the South, a reference to the city’s uncommonly high number of colleges and universities. Our Parthenon was built in 1897 as a temporary exhibition space in connection with Tennessee’s centennial celebration. It is now a museum and still stands in Centennial Park, surrounded by 132 acres of gardens and other public spaces. Like the original Parthenon, Nashville’s Parthenon tells the world something about how the city sees itself, how it hopes to be understood, the truths it values most.
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Tim Cook has delivered at least seven commencement addresses since becoming the chief executive of Apple. The superstar Taylor Swift, whose concerts have been credited with lifting local economies, addressed New York University’s graduation ceremony in 2022. Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Dimon — they’ve all given graduation speeches more than once. The appeal of being a commencement speaker, however, seems to be waning. Just three Fortune 50 chief executives appear to be commencement speakers this year, as colleges have faced campus protests over the war in Gaza, student arrests and wealthy alumni threatening to break ties with their alma maters over antisemitism.
Persons: Tim Cook, Taylor Swift, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Dimon —, They’re, , David Murray Organizations: Apple, Fortune, Professional Speechwriters Association Locations: New, Gaza
General signage before practice for the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at PPG Paints Arena. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsA major change could be coming for college athletes — they may soon start getting paid. Other casesThe settlement is expected to cover two other antitrust cases facing the NCAA and major conferences that challenge athlete compensation rules. Hubbard v. the NCAA and Carter v. the NCAA are also in front of judges in the Northern District of California. College sports have been trending in this direction for years, with athletes receiving more and more monetary benefits and rights they say were long overdue.
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University Leaders Face a Long, Complex Summer
  + stars: | 2024-05-24 | by ( Jeremy W. Peters | )   time to read: +1 min
Around now, university officials might usually take a deep breath. Gone, for the most part, are the tent cities that student activists erected as a symbol of opposition to Israel’s war in Gaza. And protesters have likewise promised not to give up — with hundreds walking out at Harvard’s graduation on Thursday, and students at U.C.L.A. Over the next few months, colleges will need to navigate a complex set of challenges. There are ongoing federal investigations at scores of universities and school districts over their handling of antisemitism claims.
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and the major athletic conferences agreed on Thursday night to a $2.8 billion settlement of a class-action antitrust lawsuit by college athletes, it was a pivotal moment in the long history of college sports. agreed to allow colleges and universities to pay athletes directly for playing sports, through revenue sharing plans. Here’s what we know about the settlement and its possible impact. How is this settlement different from other lawsuits and decisions over pay for student athletes? An earlier decision three years ago permitted college athletes to make money on their own by marketing their names and images individually.
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CNN —College athletes could soon get dramatically different paychecks. The lawsuitThe House v. NCAA lawsuit was filed by Grant House and Sedona Prince, two college athletes, against the NCAA and the Power 5 conferences – the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast – in US District Court Northern District of California Oakland Division in 2020. But college athletes in the House lawsuit say current NIL rules and an “anticompetitive” college system hurt their chances to make money. The possible settlement comes against a backdrop of attitudes toward college athletes receiving payments gradually changing. Earlier this year, members of the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team became the first college athletes to vote to join a union, a significant milestone in the rapidly changing business for collegiate sports.
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In 2011, 86% of college graduates said their degree had been a good investment; in 2013, 70% of U.S. adults said a college education was "very important," according to Pew Research Center and Gallup surveys. Today, 29% of Americans say that college isn't worth the cost — and roughly half (49%) say having a four-year college degree is less important for landing a high-paying job today than it was 20 years ago, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Only 22% of U.S. adults say the cost of getting a four-year degree today is worth it even if someone has to take out loans, Pew found. College graduates on average earn more than those without a four-year degree — but this so-called college wage premium is shrinking. A recent report from the San Francisco Federal Reserve found that the college wage gap peaked in the mid-2010s but declined by four percentage points in 2022.
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The media line fed to the public about weeks of protests at Columbia — and the administrative crackdown that followed — has been selective at best. Columbia students have made clear that that’s what drives their protests. Why, even as numerous students at Columbia and elsewhere have been doxxed, harassed and bullied, were no congressional hearings called? But if Columbia students didn’t care about their university and the values it claims to uphold, they wouldn’t have risked so much with their protests. By the same token, if students didn’t care about our country, they wouldn’t protest so vocally against its policies.
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What Do Students at Elite Colleges Really Want?
  + stars: | 2024-05-22 | by ( Francesca Mari | )   time to read: +1 min
“Freshmen after spending 0.02 seconds on campus,” read the caption, posted in 2023 to the anonymous messaging app Sidechat. The campus in question was Harvard, where, at a wood-paneled dining hall last year, two juniors explained how to assess a fellow undergraduate’s earning potential. It’s easy, they said, as we ate mussels, beets and sautéed chard: You can tell by who’s getting a bulge bracket internship. One of the students paused, surprised that he was unfamiliar with the term: A bulge bracket bank, like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase or Citi. Not to be confused with M.B.B., which stands for three of the most prestigious management consulting firms: McKinsey, Bain and Boston Consulting Group.
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The overwhelming and overriding culprit of my students' college failures was their parents. They were terrified of letting their parents know that money had been "wasted" or that they didn't meet their parents' own college dreams for their kids. Look into community collegeSo many students told me their parents turned their noses up at the idea of their child attending a community college, and my question is: Why? AdvertisementI attended a community college and eventually became a college teacher. Community college is cheaper, sometimes more conveniently located, and offers a less abrupt and extreme step between high school and a university.
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Morehouse College President David A. Thomas speaks at Northeastern University’s commencement ceremony in Boston on May 5. Danielle Parhizkaran/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesMorehouse College President David A. Thomas said Thursday he would shut down commencement ceremonies “on the spot” rather than allow police to remove student protesters in zip ties during President Joe Biden’s graduation speech. Biden’s scheduled commencement speech Sunday at one of the nation’s preeminent historically Black colleges comes as school officials around the country have called in law enforcement to clear pro-Palestinian encampments and quell demonstrations in recent weeks. “So, for example, prolonged shouting down of the president as he speaks. I have also made a decision that we will also not ask police to take individuals out of commencement in zip ties.
Persons: David A, Thomas, Danielle Parhizkaran, Joe Biden’s, Biden’s, ” Thomas, , Morehouse Organizations: Morehouse, Northeastern, Boston Globe, Getty Images Morehouse College, CNN, White House Locations: Boston, Atlanta, Gaza
Live Updates: Biden to Speak at Morehouse Graduation
  + stars: | 2024-05-19 | by ( Katie Rogers | )   time to read: +3 min
ET Maya King andImage At Morehouse College in Atlanta, discontent over the Gaza war has played out relatively quietly, in classrooms and auditoriums rather than on campus lawns. Yet Mr. Biden appears to be entering a different type of scene at Morehouse. Many started lower on the economic ladder and are more intently focused on their education and their job prospects after graduation. At Morehouse — which has a legacy of civil rights protests and is the alma mater of the Rev. “This should not be a place that cancels people regardless of if we agree with them,” David Thomas, the Morehouse president, said in an interview earlier this month.
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Trump’s advisers don’t see their agenda as aspirational political messaging. “Think about the first term, but on steroids,” a former senior Trump administration official who is working outside the campaign to draft immigration policy options for a second term. In closed-door fundraisers, Biden has also called attention to the radical nature of Trump’s immigration proposals – something his 2020 campaign used to its advantage. It shouldn’t.”The dramatic scale of Trump’s immigration agenda would have a sweeping effect across the US, Schulte said – one that shouldn’t get lost in debates over his rhetoric. Once viewed as radical and relegated to the fringes of the GOP, Trump’s immigration agenda is now an animating force for most, if not all, Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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"We as students, faculty and alums who are standing on the right side of history do not stand with Biden," said another Morehouse student, sophomore Anwar Karim. Most recently, Morehouse faculty were split over the decision to award Biden an honorary doctorate degree at the ceremony. Divisions on campus led to at least three meetings between Morehouse President David Thomas and students and faculty. That sentiment was shared by other Morehouse students critical of Biden's visit. But still, Biden's Morehouse visit will come amid a concerted effort by his administration and campaign this week to sharpen his message to Black voters.
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U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Morehouse College graduates during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 19. Biden's commencement address at Morehouse comes as recent polling has showed Black voters, especially young ones, have weakening enthusiasm for the president. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump's support from Black voters has increased by 9 percentage points. But Biden still has the majority of support among Black voters, at 69% vs. Trump's 18%. Vice President Kamala Harris has spent years reaching out to Black voters over the course of Biden's first term.
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The burdens of these culture war assaults are compounded by parents worried that the exorbitant costs of higher education aren’t worth it. Only 36 percent of Americans have confidence in higher education, according to a survey by Gallup last year, a significant drop from eight years ago. But the problems facing American higher education are not just the protests and culture war attacks on diversity, course content, speech and speakers. The problem is that higher education is fundamentally misunderstood. In response, colleges and universities must reassert the liberal arts ideals that have made them great but that have been slipping away.
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New York CNN —Universities across the United States have adopted a number of tactics in recent weeks to prevent disruptions by pro-Palestinian protesters at graduation ceremonies. Some universities have reached agreements with on-campus demonstrators, while others have cited safety concerns and canceled, postponed or relocated their schoolwide ceremonies. Several schools continue to grapple with pro-Palestinian protesters ahead of their spring commencement, subjecting themselves to internal scrutiny and public criticism. Friday’s arrests follow the arrest of at least 33 people on May 10 when law enforcement broke down a pro-Palestinian encampment erected on campus. Biden is expected to deliver a commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 25.
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Opinion | ‘The Very Real Insanity of College Admissions’
  + stars: | 2024-05-18 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
To the Editor:Re “2024 Was the Year That Finally Broke College Admissions,” by Daniel Currell (Opinion guest essay, May 5):While Mr. Currell effectively lays out the current admissions climate, the sunny last-minute outcomes for the two applicants he follows undermine his otherwise valid critiques. While Ivy was rejected by her early decision school, she was admitted to her second choice, Dartmouth, an Ivy with a 6 percent acceptance rate. Rania, though disappointed with her Barnard rejection, also found herself a terrific outcome at Wesleyan, another highly acclaimed school, with a free ride to boot. Both of these outcomes are extreme positive outliers these days. Following two applicants who actually had to make significant compromises would have more accurately encapsulated the reality check that college-bound kids and parents need in the face of the very real insanity of college admissions these days.
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CNN spoke to 10 students and four faculty members at Morehouse College who had differing opinions on Biden speaking at their school. Jalen Silas Burch, a 19-year-old freshman, told CNN that he feels the president’s speech is a move to “pander” to Black male voters. Biden and Harris previously spoke at Morehouse College in 2022 as part of a major voting rights push with legislation stalled on Capitol Hill. Student volunteers assisting with the graduation ceremony at Morehouse College are also required this year to undergo a virtual de-escalation training with the Morehouse College Police Department before the graduation ceremony, according to an email obtained by CNN. “The number one conversation going on is that this graduation is not for President Biden.
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“You just feel terrible,” said Vanessa Hlavacka, a counselor for multilingual students at La Follette High School. High school ramps up supportOnce the issues with this year’s FAFSA became apparent, La Follette High School ramped up support services for families of college-bound seniors. Some La Follette students from mixed-status families have had success since then submitting the FAFSA, but others are still having problems. Students at La Follette are behind the national trend, but they have had more success filing the FAFSA in recent weeks. It’s a glitch that several other La Follette students have experienced.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCampus protests called for schools to divest from Israel — Here's how that would actually workU.S. colleges grabbed global attention in recent weeks as students organized demonstrations protesting the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. Students from over a hundred universities, including prestigious institutions like Columbia, Yale, Harvard, and UCLA, rallied around one primary demand: Divest from Israel. Watch the video to understand what 'divestment for Israel' means and whether it has any significant impact.
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One expert said colleges end the year earlier in the Spring now in part to avoid "protest weather." download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have erupted at universities across the country in recent weeks, prompting harsh responses from some college administrators. The University of Southern California and Columbia University, most notably, called in the police to clear protest camps. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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