Jon Marcus

A new approach, imported from England, to getting students through college

Daniel Conn (Photo by Jon Marcus) BRIGHTON, England—When he was 14, Daniel Conn was part of a circle of friends so bright they programmed computer code…

Financial aid not always going to neediest college students

Chris Ogren, 20, a junior studying acting and American Sign Language at New York University, stands outside a student building after a meeting with financial aid officers. (Photo…

How Maryland universities were able to cut costs and keep tuitions down

The members of the board of regents that oversees Maryland’s multibillion-dollar public uni­versity system settled in around a whiteboard in a sterile conference room as if preparing for a siege.…