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Why Blackboard’s
                                                                 A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Special discounts: Place the same ad in two
Plan to Buy
a Rival Sparked                              Many college
                                             graduates borrow
a Campus Uproar                              lightly or not at all,

T                                                                                                                                                                                                              issues and get 10% off the second
         he jokes began orbiting the         statistics show
         Internet almost immediate-
         ly after Blackboard Inc. an-        By Robin Wilson
nounced its plan to buy yet another

competitor in the course-manage-                      ne college graduate had
ment software market this month.                      smashed a ceramic piggy
This time the target was Angel                        bank, while another had

                                                                                                                                                                                                               insertion. Place the same ad in three or
                   Learning, which           adorned a life-size human statue
JeffreY r. had lured away                    with nothing but a silver ball and
Young              dozens of Black-          chain. A third drew a picture of
                   board clients in          a woman in a red coat stumbling
College 2.0        recent years with         down a seemingly endless path-
                   a friendly, ap-           way. The objects were all part of
proachable corporate culture that            an art show last month in which

                                                                                                                                                                                                               more issues and get 15% off on all but the
stood in stark contrast to Black-            graduates expressed fear and
board’s reputation for pushiness.            frustration over their student-
   One college administrator said            loan debt.
the company should now be called                The show joins a number of in-
“Dark Angel.” Another said a better          creasingly high-pitched campaigns
name would be “Blackborg.”                   aimed at exposing what some con-
   The Star Trek reference to charac-        sider a national crisis: Student-loan

                                                                                                                                                                                                               first insertion.
ters who seek to assimilate everyone         borrowing that is threatening the
into a collective “borg” rang true for       financial future of today’s college      Robert Carter graduated in 2006 from Bryan College, in Tennessee, with $30,000 in student-loan debt
several college leaders, who chose to        students. In January a lawyer with       and is paying it off on his salary as a middle-school science teacher in Berryville, Va.
work with Angel in part because it           $100,000 in education debt start-
was not Blackboard but found them-           ed a facebook campaign urging                Attending a private Christian           A psychology graduate                  Ten years later, a Denison U.
selves right back in the larger com-         the federal government to “free              college was “definitely worth           of the U. of Iowa is glad she          graduate says borrowing was
pany’s gravitational pull.                   us of our obligations to repay our           it,” despite the debt, a                chose to borrow within her             one of the best decisions
   “Shocked, dismayed, and be-                           Continued on Page A18            schoolteacher says: A19                 means: A20                             she ever made: A22
trayed” was how Travis Souza, a
technology coordinator at one Angel
client, Truckee Meadows Communi-
                                          New Medical Schools Pair Students With Patients From the Start
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Note: The first insertion is always charged
ty College, in Reno, Nev., said he felt
when he first heard about the deal,
adding that he would rather quit his      By Katherine Mangan                        approaches like sending first-year stu-   medical schools, which are in vari-         existing schools have taken steps
job than work with Blackboard’s                                                      dents out with ambulance crews and        ous stages of seeking full accredi-      in this direction. But, says John e.

software. Strong sentiment, consid-                  hen Lawrence G. Smith           encouraging future doctors to develop     tation. (four of the schools, which      Prescott, chief academic officer of
ering the topic is merely which soft-                was tapped to help create       long-term relationships with patients.    graduate doctors with M.D. degrees,      the Association of American Medi-
ware will run the administrative as-                 a new medical school on            Otherwise, he says, “you’re two        have already received preliminary        cal Colleges, “the new schools are

                                                                                                                                                                                                               the full rate, and no copy changes are
pects of the college’s teaching pro-      Long Island, the last thing he wanted      years into medical school and             accreditation.)                          moving the bar farther and faster in
cess, like the course discussions and     was a traditional model in which stu-      $100,000 in debt, and you’re about           Unlike the schools of old, where      coming up with innovative ways to
the online grade book.                    dents had to wait until their third year   as useful as a Boy Scout at a fam-        students spent two years focused on      provide important clinical experi-
   Outsiders might ask, Why all the       of training to have any meaningful         ily picnic.”                              science and theory before they set       ences early in medical education.”
fuss?                                     interaction with patients. Dr. Smith,         Dr. Smith is the founding dean of      foot in a hospital, these new schools       At least two new osteopathic med-
   The answer is that course-man-         the chief medical officer of a 15-hos-     hofstra University School of Medi-        are integrating clinical care into the   ical schools, which graduate Doc-
              Continued on Page A11       pital health system, instead favored       cine, one of nine new allopathic          first two years.                                       Continued on Page A8

                                                                                         Granny’s Ashes Not Welcome Here
                                                                                     By Thomas Bartlett                        ashes off the Waller Creek bridge,
                                                                                                                               a picturesque spot on the Austin
                                                                                                                                                                                                               allowed for subsequent insertions. Ads that
                                                                                          t is, in a sense, the ultimate       campus. But allowing that would

                                                                                                                                                                                                               benefit from the above discounts cannot be
                                                                                          donation.                            raise questions about who could
                                                                                             Some alumni, not con-             scatter, and where, and whether
                                                                                     tent with a bumper sticker, wish          ceremonies would be permitted.
                                                                                     to demonstrate their undying af-          “It would open up a whole can of
                                                                                     fection for their alma maters by          worms,” he says.
                                                                                     having their earthly remains scat-           Still, he knows people do scatter
                                                                                     tered on campus. The problem is           ashes because some later confess.        The Difference Obama’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                               counted toward other frequency discounts.
                                                                                     that colleges generally won’t grant       “I always say, ‘Thank you for tell-      One Year Could Make
                                                                                     them permission, fearing that soon        ing me,’ ” he says.                      A yearlong program in medical
                                                                                     everyone will be emptying urns               Matthew B. Merrell has had            technology, for example, can
                                                                                     onto the quad.                            much the same experience. The            mean more income for life: A16
                                                                                        But they do it anyway.                 official policy of Davidson Col-
                                                                                        When Jim Boon gets a request,          lege, where Mr. Merrell is director      New Private Universities
                                                                                     he always says no. Mr. Boon, ex-          of major gifts, is not to allow the      Blaze a Trail in Kuwait
                                                                                     ecutive director of the alumni as-        scattering of ashes. However, a rel-     The institutions have grown
Jim Boon, executive director of the alumni association at the U. of Texas,           sociation at the University of Tex-       ative of a recently deceased alum-       through deep partnerships with
says that people sometimes sneak onto this campus bridge to scatter ashes.           as, says people often want to throw                     Continued on Page A13      American colleges: A24

               This week’s news briefing: Page A3                               The Chronicle Review: Section B                           146 job opportunities: Page A40

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