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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

December 02, 2016



In this morning’s headlines, The Washington Post reports on the growth of graduate enrollment at for-profit institutions; David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College, speaks with The Chronicle of Higher Education about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrant students; and Inside Higher Ed looks at issues surrounding the use of the term “sanctuary campus.” These stories and more below:

The Surprising Growth of Graduate Enrollment at For-Profit Colleges
The Washington Post (Dec. 1, 2016)

Video: Supporting Undocumented Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 2, 2016)

What’s in a Name?
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 2, 2016)

Experts Wary of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Dec. 1, 2016)

Most High School Students Aren't Applying for Financial Aid, Study Says
Marketplace (Dec. 1, 2016)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Thursday, Dec. 1

The University of California has announced a series of policies to protect its students who came into the country illegally in what is being described as the first unified approach toward federal immigration issues for the system’s 10 campuses. Judith Eaton writes in Inside Higher Ed about the new federal authority over accreditation, which she says will have drawbacks for accreditors, higher education and students alike.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how last week’s injunction against implementing the Obama administration’s new overtime rule is impacting colleges and universities. The rule was set to go into effect tomorrow, Dec. 1. University of California President Janet Napolitano writes in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in The New York Times, and The Washington Post reports on the annual tuition survey by Moody’s Investor’s Service, which found that tuition revenue will remain “steady, but tempered” in FY 2017.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

11 people were injured at Ohio State University Monday after a student drove into a group of pedestrians outside a classroom building and stabbed several people. Inside Higher Ed has the details. The New York Times looks at the new website Professor Watchlist, which is being criticized as a threat to academic freedom.

Monday, Nov. 28

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that the new Republican-led Congress could have an outsize influence on American higher education policy, while Inside Higher Ed profiles the higher education views and experience of Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education. A pair of stories looks at how college presidents are urging protection for undocumented students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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