"The futures of for-profits DeVry University, Walden University, Ashford University are uncertain." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/college-meltdown-shows-few-signs-slowing-2019-dahn-shaulis/
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Who is left? https://www.thelayoff.com/laureate-education
Laureate has publicly stated in SEC documents that they were considered selling off Walden University. Do you think a real sale is possible, or is it a ploy so Laureate continue to operate Walden as the servicer, to reduce liability and tax burden?... read more
Does Laureate's clearing for corrupt practices in Turkey act as a green light to bribe officials in Brazil? Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) discloses that the Department of Justice closed its inquiry into possible violations of the U.S. Foreign... read more
"Simplification of portfolio"=layoffs. https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17327227-laureate-education-reports-third-quarter-nine-months-ended-september-30-2018-financial
Vangie Williams, the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 1st U.S. House District, said she has $200,000 in student-loan debt from taking classes through for-profit colleges....In an interview, she said she has three degrees and is working toward a... read more
Did a former member of Drexel Online steal ideas when she came to Walden?
With Laureate's sell off, it's interesting to see how the business is moving away from the US. Two US schools down just this year, SFUAD and St. Augustine. http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-laureate-sells-st-augustine-20180425-story.html... read more
"Although results were also impacted by the softness in Walden third quarter intake, we are very encouraged by the improvements in new enrollment trends we experienced in the fourth quarter at Walden. Total enrollment for the full year grew 2%... read more
"Earlier this month, the Baltimore-based Laureate sold Chicago-based Kendall College for $1 to National Louis University, a private nonprofit institution. Laureate also agreed to pay National Louis up to $14 million to support the construction of... read more
Looks like the parent company is on another spending spree. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/912766/000110465917073494/a17-28498_18k.htm
Eilif Serck-Hanssen It has a significant impact and that’s why I am -- in my earlier remarks, I cautioned the impact for fourth quarter and for next year. Because of this the average tuition at Walden is about three times the average of the system... read more
We received a letter dated October 12, 2017 from the DOE stating that, based on Laureate’s failure to meet standards of financial responsibility for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we are required to either: 1) increase our LOC to an amount... read more
Laureate Education Inc. announced Thursday that effective Jan. 1, 2018, Eilif Serck-Hanssen will become the for-profit company's new chief executive officer and Ricardo Berckemeyer will take over as the company's president. Serck-Hanssen is replacing... read more
Waddell Reed now holds more than 5M shares in Laureate (more than 10% of LAUR shares). https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/912766/000119312517280605/d436005dsc13g.htm Waddell Reed is an old financial firm that appears to be out of touch. They had... read more
The current domestic cases include: (1) On October 5, 2016, a student filed suit against us and Walden University in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in the matter of Latonya Thornhill v. Walden University, et. al.... read more
Has anyone seen an invasion of UoPX folks? Or Capella?
Enderson Guimarães was terminated by Laureate, but he'll get more than $5M in total compensation. Any comments?
On March 8, 2017, 15 to 20 attackers stormed a demonstration marking International Women’s Day at Istanbul Bilgi University (a Laureate International school), The university said some students and security personnel were beaten and one student was... read more
LAUR raised $490M in its IPO, less than half than they expected to get. The company will need to cut costs to make profits. http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-laureate-ipo-20170201-story.html
Walden University granted 562 doctorates in 2015. It is notable that Walden grants more doctorates to African Americans than Howard University, Jackson State, and Georgia State combined... read more
It should be interesting to see who stays on at the upper echelons. Politics and power do matter. Good thing for the guy who has a wife working for the IFC... read more
"Minnesota education officials have launched a review of online PhD programs at a for-profit college with ties to former President Bill Clinton. 'We have seen an increased number of complaints related to dissertations at Walden University,' Sandy... read more
I see NBC News investigated Walden University and found a group of students, mostly women, several women of color, whose lives have been ruined by Walden. The segment here says there is a class action currently coming together... read more
It looks like the Laureate IPO is materializing. The parent company is $4.5-$5.9 billion in debt. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/laureate-education-clintons-threaten-democracy-global-dahn-shaulis?trk=mp-author-card
Will the Clinton's protect Laureate from any scrutiny?... read more
For those online people still at Walden, how much time do you think you have left before you will be unloaded? Is there anything you plan on doing to slow down the process (resistance)? Has anyone talked about organizing with a trade union? Have you... read more
As ABC News says, it's more of a "political pipe dream." But more progressive states can do this.....http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-proposes-publicly-funded-community-college-28105522
Walden Mentioned in Lead Generating Scams.... http://fortune.com/2014/11/19/business-school-rankings-lead-generation-marketing/
New round of layoffs - admissions will be hit hard
Owned by Laureate Edu - you can check out their board here: http://www.thelayoff.com/laureate-education
The whole Walden organization is in turmoil - at the rate we are going (less and less students enrolling) we might as well close the shop and let all our staff go.