DeVry University

  • Betsy DeVos Oct 1, 2018

    For Critics of DeVos, Sale of DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags

    A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The business friendly Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    After Tax Season, Beleaguered IRS Must Deal With Code Overhaul

    The IRS, pummeled for years by congressional Republicans and funding cuts, faces the challenge of administering the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. But first the beleaguered agency had to get through the current tax-filing season. The final year under the “old” tax regime, 2017, has to be accounted for by taxpayers in returns by...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Administration Support

    The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness...

  • Donald Trump Apr 7, 2018

    For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Assist From DeVos

    The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness...

  • Chicago Feb 15, 2018

    4 Bobsledders, 5 Master’s Degrees: The US Women’s Bobsled Team Is as Smart as It Is Fast

    As if the four women on the American women’s bobsled team aren’t impressive enough for zooming down a frozen tube of ice faster than almost anyone in the world, each bobsledder also holds, or is working toward, at least one master’s degree.

  • head Dec 29, 2017

    Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Elected Liberia President

    Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded on Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star. With more than 98 percent of votes counted, Weah received 61.5 percent of...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2017

    Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

    Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect...

  • Massachusetts Jul 26, 2017

    Student-Loan Forgiveness Has Halted Under Trump: Records

    The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office, according to records sent to an Illinois senator. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin released the records Wednesday and blasted the department for its inaction and for a June decision to delay and rewrite Obama-era rules that would have...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2016

    For-Profit Colleges Expect Fortunes to Improve Under Trump

    After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump’s election as a chance for a rebound. As stock prices for some of the nation’s largest college chains have surged, industry lobbyists say they have received a warm welcome from Trump’s transition team and already have launched a campaign to rebrand the embattled industry as...

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