university http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2308/all en New Obama Regulations Takes Second Shot at For-Profit Schools http://mrc.org/articles/new-obama-regulations-takes-second-shot-profit-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Administration’s new rules could jeopardize 840,000 students’ education, put 1,400 programs at risk. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Media outlets spent years <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education">bashing</a> for-profit colleges and universities, calling for regulation, claiming they provided “woefully inadequate education,” all while ignoring these institutions’ efforts to educate underprivileged students. </p><p dir="ltr">On Oct. 30, 2014, the Department of Education announced new regulations on for-profit colleges that would strip them of financial aid unless these institutions proved graduates achieved “gainful employment.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-obama-regulations-takes-second-shot-profit-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Education Government Media Barack Obama College Department of Education education education regulation for-profit gainful employment rules Obama Administration private colleges Schools student debt university Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:19 +0000 julia.seymour 47493 at http://mrc.org Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York Times, USA Today, LA Times echo liberal attacks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government. </p> <p>Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today – portrayed for-profit education negatively by a factor of 15-1 in roughly three years of news coverage. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Education Government Media Politics APSCU Barack Obama Chronicle of Higher Education College Corinthian Colleges Democracy Alliance Department of Education education education industry for-profit colleges for-profit schools gainful employment Glenn Kessler Inside Higher Ed Los Angeles Times open society foundations Regulation Sen. Harkin soros Statistics the New York Times university USA Today young invincibles Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:04:33 +0000 julia.seymour 46992 at http://mrc.org Occupying the Classroom: NYU to Offer Class in Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>While it may sound like a joke, and New York City website <a href="http://gothamist.com/2011/12/08/nyu_offering_course_in_occupy_wall.php">Gothamist </a>reported it with plenty of snark, New York University will offer a class next semester on Occupy Wall Street (possibly two). Perhaps it's an attempt to keep their students in class making use of their students loans, rather than camped out in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/occupy-student-debt-campaign_n_1106379.html">Zuccotti Park </a>and other parks complaining about them.<br /></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media class College Credit cultural george left lists movement NYC nyu OccupyWallStreet offer pay political protest reported semester social street studentloan undergraduate university walk wall york Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:34:00 +0000 38620 at http://mrc.org Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards of Directors or Advisers http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/top-journalists-serve-soros-funded-boards-directors-or-advisers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="Section1"> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul.html">Read the Full Report</a></p> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p><strong>Center for Public Integrity</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Board of Directors:</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/top-journalists-serve-soros-funded-boards-directors-or-advisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business advisory annenberg board center CEO charles columbia communication correspondent director directors editor executive foundation graduate investigative journal journalism knight llc member national news PBS post president public radio reporting school senior university universitys Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:08:00 +0000 2080 at http://mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://mrc.org Media Ignore Labor Attacks on Catholic Colleges http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-labor-attacks-catholic-colleges <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) apparently thinks itself qualified to judge how religious a college is. So far in 2011, the NLRB declared two Catholic colleges not Catholic enough to be exempt from federal labor law. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-labor-attacks-catholic-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Constitution Education Faith Labor Life 2011 adjunct assault board cardinal catholic church College colleges court decisions declared higher jurisdiction major Manhattan newman nlrb operated patrick president professors reilly relations religious Schools society stated supreme tradition university Thu, 16 Jun 2011 01:08:00 +0000 admin 2161 at http://mrc.org ClimateGate 1 Year Later: Networks Barely Cover Scandal, But Defend and 'Exonerate' Accused Scientists http://mrc.org/articles/climategate-1-year-later-networks-barely-cover-scandal-defend-and-exonerate-accused-scienti <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s been a year since thousands of emails and files were leaked from a prominent climate science group at the University of East Anglia, with startling comments including this one: “We can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment.”</p> <br /> <p>Other leaked emails showed potential manipulation of temperature data, a willingness to destroy information rather than release it under the British Freedom of Information (FOI) law and the intimidation of publications willing to publish skeptical articles. The files also indicated that the temperature data was in a “hopeless” state.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/climategate-1-year-later-networks-barely-cover-scandal-defend-and-exonerate-accused-scienti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment International Media 2010 abc cbs climate ClimateChange climategate data Emails exonerated findings global GlobalWarming hidethedecline independent institute investigations MyronEbell NBC network networks news people Scandal Science scientists stories threat university warming Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 27036 at http://mrc.org ABC Links Credit Card Companies to College Suicides http://mrc.org/articles/abc-links-credit-card-companies-college-suicides <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Credit card companies – not irresponsible borrowers – are to blame for the debt that college students rack up, according to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy reported June 26 that lenders use “deceptive tactics” to “lure college students in” and even tried to link suicide to that debt.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-links-credit-card-companies-college-suicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy borrower College creditcard death debt lender Loan owe pay student suicide teen teenager university Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:05:44 +0000 admin 26085 at http://mrc.org CBS Praises Oil Company for $50 Million in College Aid http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-praises-oil-company-50-million-college-aid <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For once, “CBS Evening News” gave viewers a break from seeing oil companies demonized.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At a time when gas has topped $4 a gallon and the media are looking for someone to blame for “pain at the pump,” “Evening News” took a different approach and showed how one oil company is reinvesting its profits – not in politically correct alternative sources of energy, but back into the community.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-praises-oil-company-50-million-college-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Education aid College company gas Loan money oil pain price pump student university Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:57:28 +0000 admin 26111 at http://mrc.org CNN Targets Gun Web Sites http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-targets-gun-web-sites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pity the business that gets caught in a media feeding frenzy. The latest example is gun sellers, following another school shooting. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN’s Veronica De La Cruz turned a negative spotlight on an online gun dealer for selling legal products that were then used in crimes. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-targets-gun-web-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business College gun GunControl killing massacre SecondAmendment shoot shooter Shooting spree university Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:46:30 +0000 admin 26369 at http://mrc.org The Death Of Sportmanship http://mrc.org/bozells-column/death-sportmanship <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Rutgers University is known as the birthplace of college football, but in the last few weeks it's seemed more like the deathplace of sportsmanship. On September 7, Rutgers hosted Navy's football team. What respect was shown in the wake of the Midshipmen's forthcoming service to the country and the approaching September 11 anniversary? The rowdy student fans of Rutgers hurled obscenities at Navy, thoroughly embarrassing their college and their town.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/death-sportmanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes rutgers sizefontppfont students university Mon, 24 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4493 at http://mrc.org 'Today' Demonizes Student Loan Companies for Alleged 'Schemes' http://mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using background music that would be better suited for a “Dateline” story about a tragic teen death, NBC’s “Today” show launched the latest attack on the student loan industry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “You would assume that the college you choose would be on your side and find the best interest rate for a loan that you’ll be paying for many years. Well, think again,” said consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government bank College Cuomo lender scheme student loan university Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:15:25 +0000 admin 25473 at http://mrc.org What Now -- Student Lenders Stealing Food from Borrowers? http://mrc.org/articles/what-now-student-lenders-stealing-food-borrowers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The latest slant on student loans: private lenders essentially steal food off borrowers’ tables. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A&nbsp;woman who earns only $200 more a month than she pays toward her student loan is not a representative example, yet it’s the one ABC chose for its June 17 report.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “World News” used the example of Nicole Gibson, a graphic designer making $1,400 a month, who pays $1,200 a month toward her student loans. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/what-now-student-lenders-stealing-food-borrowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education abc borrow College debt financialaid lender Loan money owe payment school student university Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:03:15 +0000 admin 25481 at http://mrc.org Media Exaggerate Student Loan 'Crisis' http://mrc.org/articles/media-exaggerate-student-loan-crisis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s graduation season again. Time for college graduates to go find jobs that will pay their bills, and for many that will include a student loan payment.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Student loans make a college education possible for many people, but some of the companies offering loans to students are under attack by the media.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-exaggerate-student-loan-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Government bank College debt direct financial aid illegal kickbacks lender private Scandal school shady student loan university wrong doing Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:43:14 +0000 admin 25487 at http://mrc.org Student Loan Providers 'Sound Like Drug Companies,' CNN Reporter Scolds http://mrc.org/articles/student-loan-providers-sound-drug-companies-cnn-reporter-scolds <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/rachel-waters">Rachel Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Guilty until proven innocent – that was the verdict for the student loan industry on CNN’s “In the Money.” </p> <br /> <p >     The show’s anchors turned a story on investigation of college financial aid offices into a diatribe on corporate scandal and an approval of more government control of student borrowing. </p> <br /> <p >     “This kind of a scandal is the kind of thing you think about when you think about Enron and, y’know, Wall Street firms and chop shops …” said panelist Jennifer Westhoven on the April 14 program. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/student-loan-providers-sound-drug-companies-cnn-reporter-scolds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government borrow College company cost drug financialaid investigation kickback lending Loan pharma pharmaceutical SallieMae student university Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:43:10 +0000 admin 25548 at http://mrc.org