Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/10/11


News coverage of the Senate HELP Committee hearings on March 10, 2011. Democratic committee members spent a signficant amount of time questioning Sylvia Manning, president of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Ashford's accreditor, about the decision to continue the accrditation of Franciscan College of the Priairies after the purchase by Bridegpoint Education.

"Republicans, who have accused Mr. Harkin of conducting a witch hunt against for-profit colleges while overlooking problems in the nonprofit sector, boycotted the hearing."

AuthorKeith Blakeman