College http://nhpr.org en Grading Greek Life On College Campuses http://nhpr.org/post/grading-greek-life-college-campuses <p>For some students pledging that fraternity or sorority is a rite of passage, creating a sense of belonging and friendship on campus.&nbsp; But after a series of recent ugly incidents - including hazing, binge drinking, and sexual assaults - some colleges are looking harder at Greek organizations and whether some are getting out of control.&nbsp; We’re examining the big picture, nationally and in New Hampshire. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43378 at http://nhpr.org Grading Greek Life On College Campuses 5.8.14: Defending Millennials, Wheelchair Motocross & 'I Didn't Type This Article' http://nhpr.org/post/5814-defending-millennials-wheelchair-motocross-i-didnt-type-article <p></p><p><span class="st"><em>"No man ever steps in the same river</em> <em>twice" </em>- Heraclitus</span>, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher</p><p>While the philosophy of Heraclitus and his pre-Socratic peers is debatable, fans of <strong>Word of Mouth</strong> can attest that they never listen to the same WoM show twice. Ideas change. Concepts Change. Times change. Even when the segments stay the same, the takeaway, the emotion, the value in context of your life can change. Today, we bring you new ideas, old sound with new meaning, and new sound with retrospective importance. So join us, scholars of WoM, for today's show, and share your thoughts on <a href="https://twitter.com/wordofmouth" target="_blank">Facebook </a>and <a href="https://twitter.com/wordofmouth" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:26:11 +0000 Word of Mouth 48086 at http://nhpr.org 5.8.14: Defending Millennials, Wheelchair Motocross & 'I Didn't Type This Article' 5.7.14: NCAA Athletes' Rights & 'Why Is A Crossfit Gym Suing Scientists?' http://nhpr.org/post/5714-ncaa-athletes-rights-why-crossfit-gym-suing-scientists <p></p><p>Today's Word of Mouth is chock full of the stories that keep us on our toes. Why would a Crossfit gym sue scientists? Guest <strong>Warren Cornwall </strong>gives us the scoop. We're also continuing our examination of higher education with two segments: one about the NCAA Pay-for-Play debate; the other about a <em>brain-</em>y college course.</p><p>Listen to the full show for these and more, and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Word of Mouth 48072 at http://nhpr.org 5.7.14: NCAA Athletes' Rights & 'Why Is A Crossfit Gym Suing Scientists?' What's Shaping New Hampshire's Higher Ed Landscape? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-shaping-new-hampshires-higher-ed-landscape <p>As we start <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">this week's look at higher education in New Hampshire</a>, we thought we would start with a look at how the landscape of higher education is changing – in effect, what’s prompting institutions to change.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:38:56 +0000 Brady Carlson 47952 at http://nhpr.org What's Shaping New Hampshire's Higher Ed Landscape? Why College Costs So Much & What N.H. Schools Are Doing About It http://nhpr.org/post/why-college-costs-so-much-what-nh-schools-are-doing-about-it <p>We kick off <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees"><em>A Matter of Degrees</em></a>, a week-long series on higher education, with what's behind the rising costs of college. Critics blame sports programs, fancy cafeterias, and highly paid professors, but officials say you need to make college attractive, and what students pay now will be returned exponentially in the future. (<em>digital post by Faith Meixell</em>)</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS</u>:&nbsp; </strong></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47802 at http://nhpr.org Why College Costs So Much & What N.H. Schools Are Doing About It N.H. Ranks High For Students Transferring Out Of State http://nhpr.org/post/nh-ranks-high-students-transferring-out-state <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">As college students prepare to leave New Hampshire and Vermont for summer break, a recent national study raises questions about how many will return in the fall.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:37:28 +0000 Associated Press 47071 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Ranks High For Students Transferring Out Of State Rethink 2014: Football http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-football <p>Despite lockouts, replacement referees, and a lawsuit to settle brain trauma-related lawsuits, America's passion for football remains in play. We continues our series Rethink 2014 with America's beloved pastime, football. We begin at the college level, where many professional football careers begin. Critics charge that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that the danger and violence inherent to the game have no place in academic institutions.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR's program <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/">Intelligence Squared U.S. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:00:08 +0000 Maureen McMurray 41558 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Football At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt http://nhpr.org/post/32698-nh-second-worst-nation-average-student-debt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/classof2012.pdf" target="_blank">report released this week</a> by the Project on Student Debt shows average student debt among New Hampshire’s college graduates increased slightly last year.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:59:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 39648 at http://nhpr.org At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt Students Speak On Economy, College & Careers http://nhpr.org/post/students-speak-economy-college-careers <p>At the height of the recession, the Class of 2011 was taking PSATs and perusing college brochures. What is it like to make plans for your future in a country whose economic future is uncertain?</p><p>To find out, we talk to four former students of Pembroke Academy: Matthew Lindsay, junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sarah Kelley, junior at University of New Hampshire; Hannah David, junior at University of New Hampshire; and Kali Mara, senior at Plymouth State University</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:12:14 +0000 Sara Plourde 38993 at http://nhpr.org Students Speak On Economy, College & Careers Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation http://nhpr.org/post/younger-granite-staters-and-workforce-preparation <p>We continue our series, 'How We Work: Five Years Later,' with a look at younger Granite Staters and how they’re prepared for the workforce. &nbsp;We’ll examine how we educate students, from high school to college, and how that’s changed since the recession.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38801 at http://nhpr.org Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation As The Job Market Changes, So Does The College Career Services Office http://nhpr.org/post/job-market-changes-so-does-college-career-services-office <p>With new calls for accountability and transparency on placement numbers and returns on investment, colleges are working to ensure that students see their degrees – and the money they put toward them – as worthwhile, not only in the programs and courses they offer, but in the services students can use to find meaningful work.</p><p>The career services office has been a longtime fixture on most campuses, but what goes on in that office is changing as the job market becomes more complex – and, for many, more challenging.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:01:58 +0000 Brady Carlson 38809 at http://nhpr.org Toronto Students Are Selling Seats In Popular College Courses For Profit http://nhpr.org/post/toronto-students-are-selling-seats-popular-college-courses-profit <p>If you don&rsquo;t have the scratch to <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/weirdest-quick-rich-scheme-buying-stamps" target="_blank">buy 10 million stamps</a>, maybe selling seats in college courses is an easier way to make a buck &hellip;<strong> Joel Eastwood</strong> of the Toronto Star, <a href="http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2013/09/19/u_of_t_students_trade_cash_for_seats_in_full_classes.html" target="_blank">wrote about savvy students</a> at the University of Toronto registering for classes and then selling those spots to students who need that particular course but can&rsquo;t get in through the normal registration process.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:57:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36530 at http://nhpr.org Toronto Students Are Selling Seats In Popular College Courses For Profit Tough Talk On College Costs http://nhpr.org/post/tough-talk-college-costs <p>President Obama has put colleges on notice – if tuition does not stop rising, federal financing will drop. And he’s laid out proposals addressing both affordability and accountability. Some say this attention is long overdue, but others warn of unintended consequences. We’ll talk with leaders in New Hampshire higher-education about these issues in the state.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35527 at http://nhpr.org Tough Talk On College Costs The Sad Truth About Student Loans: They're Not Really Loans http://nhpr.org/post/sad-truth-about-student-loans-theyre-not-really-loans <p>The quagmire that is student loan debt has finally surpassed credit card debt in America. We’ve heard a lot about what this level of debt means to college graduates, drop-outs and families but now we’re going to dig a little deeper into the “loan” part. What a student signs up for looks, feels and sounds like a loan…but doesn’t fine-print like a loan. Decisions made by congress in recent decades have rendered traditional loan safeguards such as bankruptcy filing, inaccessible to borrowers. <strong>David Dayen</strong> is a freelance writer and contributor to salon, where we found his article, “<a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/06/05/let_college_students_go_bankrupt/" target="_blank">Your Student Loan Isn’t Really a Loan</a>.”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:44:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29177 at http://nhpr.org The Sad Truth About Student Loans: They're Not Really Loans SNHU's College For America Receives D.O.E. Approval http://nhpr.org/post/snhus-college-america-receives-doe-approval <p></p><p>In his <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/remarks-president-state-union-address" target="_blank">state of the union</a> address in February, President Obama asked for legislative help in making higher education more accessible to American students.</p><blockquote><p>“So tonight, I ask Congress to change the Higher Education Act so that affordability and value are included in determining which colleges receive certain types of federal aid. And tomorrow, my administration will release a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria -- where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.”</p></blockquote><p>The President’s calls for reform come at a time when an estimated 40 million Americans want to go further with their education. Beyond the rhetoric, Obama’s 2013 budget outlined plans to overcome common barriers to getting a degree, including access, affordability, and completion. An initiative from Southern New Hampshire University is looking to change that.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:56:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25819 at http://nhpr.org SNHU's College For America Receives D.O.E. Approval