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You may recall – I have been particularly critical about for-profit educational institutions for preying on lower quality students and soak them with debt to enrich the executives at these universities. Here is a great revelation by a pimp for these Fraudversities (another Freudian slip).
Vince Sampson, president, Education Finance Council, said during a panel at [...]
What is education? Does getting a degree means one got education? How do we acquire knowledge? Through curriculum? Professors? Learning environment? Our own motivation? What makes some institutions great? Why do students from certain institutions come out as the best? What is the virtual cycle of education (per my definition)? Take a listen.
విద్య అంటే ఏమిటి? [...]
On Sunday, Aug 7 TANA Treasurer Mr. Satish Vemana joined Prof Mohan Venigalla for a special live show on TORi. Satish has taken the lead on behalf of TANA to represent the interests of UNVA students with US Government. The conversation was focused on TANA’s efforts to help UNVA students from India. Several affected students [...]Continue reading …
Tune in to Prof Mohana Murali’s special live show on TORi on Sunday, Aug 7 at 2 PM US Eastern.
Mr. Satish Vemana, Treasurer of TANA will join Prof Mohan to give an update on TANA’s efforts to resolve the situation of Indian students affected by the ICE action against University of Norther Virginia.
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As in the case of Tri-Valley University, about 90% of the students who are affected by this action by the Feds are Indians, and a vast majority of them are from Andhra Pradesh. In this particular case, I beg to differ from the standard line of excuse: ignorance or innocence. We all know the maxim: ignorantia legis neminem excusat (ignorance of the law excuses no one.) I contend that it is willful participation by many students.Continue reading …
My good friend and a former student of mine, a veteran of the US Air Force, and currently an Assistant Professor in the Norther Virginia Community College (NVCC) System, Colonel Michael Krimmer, Ph.D. will join me on July 22, 2011 MMGL. We will will chit-chat about professionalism and career planning. [Fair warning: Neither of us [...]Continue reading …
The average cost of attending a four- year for-profit college surpassed expenses at both U.S. state and private nonprofit universities, a government report found.
Full-time students paid an average of $30,900 annually at the for-profit schools in the 2007-2008 academic year, almost double the $15,600 average paid at public universities, according to U.S. Education Department [...]
Graduation time at Mason has been one of the best times on my job. This is a time of the year we all look forward to. Students with smiley faces and beaming optimism, and joy-filled parents – the euphoria is contagious. It is also a moment of pride for all the faculty. The pride is [...]Continue reading …
Here is a summary of scathing report published in Barron’s on for-profit colleges. (Via Wall Street Cheat Sheet)
On Sunday April 24, 2011, 10:31 pm EDT
The barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once the American economy (NYSE:SPY) has proved to bear little fruit for recent college graduates. It seems that the avaricious, aggressively credit-dispensing financial [...]
On Good Friday’s Mohana Muralee GaanaLahari, April 22, 2010, Professor Rao Mulpuri will be my guest. We will be taking about education. Unlike his previous visits on the show, there will be no specific focus on the level – Kinder Garten through Doctoral education. Be it a question about your kids’, or your own education, [...]Continue reading …
This is a bit dated news (from June 2010), which I keep forgetting to post here. Hedge fund manager, Steve Eisman gave a scathing testimony to congress on the pervasive fraud by major for-profit profit outfits (I refuse to call them universities). It is true that as a person who is short the stocks of [...]Continue reading …
Here is how the lobbying works in Washington DC (Via Huffington Post):
Last week, a bipartisan group of House members pushed for a rider in the spending bill that would block the Department of Education from implementing rules that would punish certain for-profit college and community college programs for saddling students with debts they [...]