In the News Archive 2012

12/1/12 WGU mentioned in The Economist

December 2012 WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of 2012’s most influential people in the field of education

11/29/12 The New York Times, "An 80-Year-Old Graduate With an Online Marketing Degree Kept His Promise"

11/22/12 The Wall Street Journal, "The Cost of Dropping Out"

11/11/12 Forbes, "Bill Gates On Why American Colleges Have To Change"

11/11/12 The Deseret News, "Credit hours vs. competency debate continues for classes"

11/4/12 WGU mentioned in The Washington Post

10/30/12 The Gates Notes, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" (Review by Bill Gates)

10/19/12 Reuters, "Five online classes to rev up your career" and "Getting the most out of an online education"

10/18/12 TIME, "Can an Online Degree Really Help You Get a Job?"

10/11/12 The Christian Science Monitor, "The Monitor’s View"

10/5/12 The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), "Robert Mendenhall: Measuring learning, not time" and "What if you could receive university credit for what you already know"

9/12/12 American RadioWorks, "A School of Clicks, Not Bricks"

9/5/12 Huffington Post Blog, "What Is Competency-Based Education?"

8/23/12 Bloomberg Businessweek.com, "WGU: A Second Chance at College"

8/20/12 BlogTalkRadio, "Student Services and Student Success in Online Education"

8/9/12 Wired Academic, "Interview: Western Governors University Chief Robert W. Mendenhall On WGU’s Growth"

August 2012 EDUCAUSE Review, "You’re the Game Changer in Next-Generation Learning" by WGU Texas Chancellor Mark D. Milliron

7/26/12 Inside Higher Ed, "Graduate First, Transfer Later"

7/14/12 The Salt Lake Tribune, "Western Governors graduates those who prove ‘competency’"

7/12/12 Associated Press, Western Governors Founders Mark 15th Anniversary

6/25/12 USA Today, "Chaunte Lowe knows how it feels to fly"

6/12/12 Huffington Post, "Commencement 2012: America Needs More Graduates and Not Just Young Ones"

5/2/12 Huffington Post, "Quality Higher Education Doesn't Need to Cost So Much"

4/19/12 Onlinedegrees.com, Success Story — WGU Grad Carlisha Moore

4/12/12 The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), "Students find Western Governors University"

3/27/12 WGU President Mendenhall Participates in The Atlantic Town Hall Event

3/12/12 WGU Indiana Recognized for Academic Quality

3/6/12 Austin360.com, "Colleges should use tech advances to adjust education strategies, online university chancellor says"

2/26/12 The Chronicle of Higher Education, "A President Brings a Revolutionary University to Prominence"

2/7/12, CNN, "Students go at own pace at school without boundaries"

2/2/12 WGU President Robert W. Mendenhall Testifies Before a U.S. Senate Committee on Improving College Affordability

1/16/12 The Washington Post, "Middle class is moving forward, not backward"

1/14/12 KSL.com, "Policy makers to focus on quality allocation of funds in education"

1/3/12 NPR - All Things Considered, "Online School Helps Grown-Ups Finish College"