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Wisdom From One Of World's Most Influential People

Freeman Hrabowski was named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World," earlier this year. He heads the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and helped transform the school into one of the country's top institutions in graduating students of color in science, math and engineering. He talks with host Michel Martin.

Grad Who Beat The Odds Asks, Why Not The Others?

Growing up in the South Bronx, Juan Carlos Reyes' dream was to be a doorman in Manhattan. A college degree has helped him achieve much more, but Reyes is convinced his success is an aberration — and that few of his peers will ever achieve the American dream.

Colleges Agree To More Transparency In School Costs

The Obama Administration announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with more than 100 colleges and universities on a new, more transparent form for laying out student financial aid packages. Students and parents have complained for years that colleges provided opaque and confusing information about how much students will actually pay for college and how much they will owe after they graduate.

High School Draws Chinese Students, Tuition Dollars

A record number of Chinese students are attending U.S. colleges and universities. In Michigan, a public high school is getting in on the trend. Lake Shore High School will host 88 full-time students from Beijing during the 2012-2013 academic year.
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Andrew Delbanco: "College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be"

The value of college in an era of rising tuition and high unemployment. A prominent cultural critic argues for a broadly humanistic model for higher education.