New York Times writer Jacques Steinberg reports “applications to elite private colleges rose again this academic year, despite the economic constraints on many families. As a result, admission rates often fell to record lows. Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Cornell, Stanford, MIT, and Duke each reported sharp increases in applications this year compared with last year.”
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The New York Times examines how colleges are beginning to look at internet-enabled iPods, iPhones, and the like as potentially useful tools–for sending messages, sharing campus information like menus and bus schedules, and even enabling students to vote in realtime class surveys. Of course, concerns about students goofing off in class remain.
According to Newsweek, the trend towards big tuition breaks for the upper-middle class at the most elite universities might have some unintended consequences: drawing stellar students away from flagship public universities, and driving some top colleges to cut funds for low-income students in order to attract star students who are upper-middle class.