The New Yorker takes on the MOOC
: “One of the edX
people said, ‘This is being sponsored by Harvard and M.I.T. They wouldn’t do anything to harm higher education!’ What came to my mind was some cautious financial analysts saying, about some of the financial instruments that were being rolled out in the late nineties or early two-thousands, ‘This is risky stuff, isn’t it?’ And being told, ‘Goldman Sachs is doing it; Lehman Brothers is doing it.’ ” Previously
posted by oinopaponton
on May 13, 2013 -
is offering hundreds of links to free online courses from the top universities in the United States (and Oxford).
posted by gman
on Jan 12, 2011 -
The economic mess is squeezing everyone but many college students are really feeling it. Syracuse University
has made an emergency appeal for aid for 400 current students who may not be able to return for the spring semester without an infusion of cash; Harvard University
lost an incredible 22 percent of its very fat endowment but is trying to raise money through a $600 million bond issue
. [more inside]
posted by etaoin
on Dec 7, 2008 -
Pay to play.
The children of big-donor Harvard
alums are systematically given preference
over legacy offspring of lesser means. Additionally David Karen, now a professor at Bryn Mawr, concluded that alumni children at Harvard lose most of their admissions advantage if they apply for financial aid.
posted by The Jesse Helms
on Apr 7, 2008 -