Beginning of the end for 568 Group oligopoly

January 16, 2008
There is nothing I love more than a good old-fashioned oligopoly in academia. Trouble is, not everyone knows how to communicate with the wink of an eye or a chummy old pat on the back over whiskeys in your “drawing rooms.” Damn literalists may look at you like you have a third eyeball just above »

Unlike Yale, Harvard recognizes its societal sway

December 12, 2007
In case there were any lingering doubt about the relative merits of financial aid policies among the top three private universities in the country (“Financial aid policies defy easy rankings” 11/1: “If a student just wanted to pick a college by which school had the best financial aid, I’m not sure they could do that,” »

Yale should reconsider place in aid group

April 20, 2007
Let me tell you an open secret: In 1989, the Justice Department of the United States filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against all eight Ivy League schools and MIT under the Sherman Antitrust Act for collusion in the determination of need for financial aid students. The schools had been meeting every spring to discuss how »