While all eyes have been on a high-profile #CollegeAdmissionScam involving super-rich people buying and bribing their kids' way into elite universities, hardly anyone noticed that an entire network of private and for-profit universities was shut down this month. Faculty and staff have been abruptly fired and tens of thousands of students have been completely abandoned with no more financial support--the government cut off their student loans, which many used to pay for basic living costs--and no certainty that they will be able to graduate, transfer their course credits, or get their money back. In Part II of this mini-cast series, we talk with Torrey Wilson, (former) Associate Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
Additional links/info below...
- Stacy Cowly & Erica L. Green, The New York Times, "A College Chain Crumbles, and Millions in Student Loan Cash Disappears"
- Michael Vasquez, The Chronicle of Higher Education, "'Ruined' and Evicted: How Dream Center Closures Are Affecting Students"
- Michael Vasquez, The Chronicle of Higher Education, "The Nightmarish End of the Dream Center's Higher-Ed Empire"
- Ben Unglesbee, Education Dive, "Timeline: How Dream Center's Higher Ed Bid Went off the Rails"
- Zachary Small, Hyperallergic, "The Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across America"
- Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post, "'The Department Must Do More': Trump Administration's Handling of Argosy University Faces Criticism"
- Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune, "As Argosy University in Chicago Shuts Down Amid Student Loan Scandal, Confusion and Emotion Reign"
- Savannah Eadens, Chicago Sun Times, "Argosy University Closing Leaves Students in Limbo: 'We're Sinking'"
- Rachel Leingang, AZ Central, "Latest Victims of Argosy University Meltdown: Staff and Faculty Don't Get Final Paycheck"
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- Lobo Loco, "Malte Junior - Hall"