Tag: university

The radical idea on college campuses: Using endowments to help students and staff in crisis

Think back to spring of 2020, when “university by Zoom” replaced the college experience of popular imagination and became the reality of students’ lives for the next year and half.  Schools rushed to empty dorms and classrooms, while suddenly students found themselves studying through computers from their childhood homes — if they were lucky enough […]

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Amazon, Walmart and others offer free college degrees to lure talent. But read the fine print first

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. In this week’s column we’re taking a closer look at corporate initiatives designed to help potential students avoid debt — programs offered by employers that cover tuition for their workers. Though these programs often sound […]

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A college degree is now ‘a matter of life and death,’ says this Nobel Prize winner

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch interview series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Last year, Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, both emeritus professors at Princeton University, published “Deaths of Despair,” a much-acclaimed book that delved into why the mortality rate among non-Hispanic white […]

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Karnataka sets up task force on R&D

Participating in the platinum jubilee celebrations of his alma mater B.V. Bhoomaraddi College in Hubballi on September 27, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced setting up of an R&D Task Force for Karnataka. Vice Chancellor of KLE Technological University (earlier BVB College) Prof. Ashok Shettar was named chairman of new task force. Inaugurating the platinum jubille […]

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Student debt is keeping many Americans from becoming homeowners — and COVID didn’t help

While the pandemic has been economically devastating for many Americans, for others it hasn’t proved as destructive. Indeed, even when they weren’t receiving stimulus checks, Americans’ credit scores in 2020 rose to their highest level in more than a decade. But those with student-loan debt have had little opportunity to move ahead financially during the […]

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American credit scores have continued to climb — even without stimulus checks. Here’s why

In the second quarter of this year, Americans didn’t get a stimulus check, many were prevented from collecting an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits — but you wouldn’t know that from looking at their credit scores. Americans’ average Vantage credit scores rose to 695 last quarter, a seven-point increase from the second quarter […]

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