College students today

Almost 2 million first-year college and university students are heading back to schools around the country this month. Many of them were born around 1990 when headlines sounded more than a little familiar: Big Three car companies were facing declining sales and profits; a president named Bush was increasing the number of troops in theContinue reading “College students today”

Colleges increasing student aid in recession

Recessions are, by nature, uncertain times. This is especially true for families with children in college. Thankfully, many colleges are creating additional student aid programs or expanding existing ones. Other colleges are providing additional student counseling or extending grace periods for tuition payments. These are welcome advances, in my view, and I hope more willContinue reading “Colleges increasing student aid in recession”

Young Adults Online

A new study from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation suggests that young adults are developing important social and technical skills while online, and online, and online. The study was conducted over 3 years, utilized 28 researchers, interviewed more than 800 young people and logged over 5,000 hours of online observation. What doContinue reading “Young Adults Online”