Education

WaPo: VCU budget cuts “unfolding disaster”

The Washington Post published a scathing editorial on how budget cuts for public universities in the state is threatening to undo the strides made by Virginia Commonwealth University over the last decade. The Post describes VCU has the fastest growing school in state history, citing the addition of more than 8,000 students over the last… Read more »

Short Pump U

Another for-profit private university is cropping up in Short Pump, leasing more than 50,000 square feet at the former S&K Menswear warehouse.

Knowledge is good

Ten days after the University of Richmond set the date for the first information session about next fall’s MBA program, the 40 available seats were already reserved.

VCU Business School dean leaving in June

Michael Sesnowitz, dean of the VCU Business School and an instrumental figure in the money-raising and design of the new business school building, will be leaving the dean chair at the end of June. In an email sent out to the VCU faculty on Aug. 28, Sesnowitz said that he first accepted the VCU deanship… Read more »

UVA grads make more than VT grads; both earn more than VCU grads

Where you go to college can have a huge effect on how much you make over your career, even more than your major. The differences get magnified later in life. A yearlong study conducted by the compensation company PayScale Inc. found that Virginia Tech grads earned more upon graduating than UVA grads. But after ten… Read more »

Virginia college savings plans best in class

Virginia’s college savings plans ranked as some of the best in the nation by Morningstar, which examines diversification, fees, flexibility, and the underlying funds of the plans. According to the research firm’s recent report, the Virginia Education Savings Trust and Virginia College America funds have low costs and some of the best returns. “We also… Read more »

New website

The VCU Business School now has a new website to go with its new digs. The new site is much easier to use and has clearer descriptions of the classes and programs geared toward Richmond small businesses. BizSense will run a detailed story on Thursday about how to capitalize on the local business school, which… Read more »