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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

June 20, 2018



The Washington Post reports that despite uproar over family separations at the border, President Trump is offering no clear path forward on immigration, while The Chronicle of Higher Education writes about college and university leaders protesting the administration’s actions on this issue . . . Inside Higher Ed features an op-ed arguing that high schools shouldn’t overlook the benefits of Advanced Placement courses, which was in response to reports that several private schools in Washington, DC, area announced they are ditching the program.

Trump Offers No Clear Path Forward on Immigration Amid Uproar Over Family Separations
The Washington Post (sub. req.) (June 20, 2018)

College Leaders and Professors Ramp Up Protest of Trump’s Family-Separation Policy
The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 19, 2018)

OPINION: The Costly Downside to Ditching AP​
Inside Higher Ed (June 20, 2018)


Headlines From the Past Week

Tuesday, June 19

The Trump administration is planning additional crackdowns on immigration before the November midterms, including tightening rules on student visas and exchange programs, despite a growing backlash over the administration’s move to separate migrant children from parents at the border . . . Identifying and replicating practices and policies that lead to improved rates of attaining college degrees among underrepresented groups in higher education generated frank discussion at an ACE co-sponsored forum Wednesday . . . Inside Higher Ed reports that as the number of universities contracting with corporate entities to recruit for and manage first-year programs for international students keeps growing, institutions report mixed results with the model . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that eliminating tenure could bring unanticipated costs . . . Education Dive​ profiles the higher education prison systems at two New Jersey schools, Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College.

Monday, June 18

Norman Augustine, the retired chairman and CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corp. and a member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, warns in an op-ed in Roll Call, that higher education in America finds itself on a slippery slope . . . The Atlantic looks at two new reports showing that black and Latino adults are far less likely to hold a college degree than white adults​ . . . Inside Higher Ed reports that the Education Department has announced another delay of gainful-employment disclosures as the department works on the regulation . . . NPR​ examines how a virtual advising program is helping high-achieving, low-income students apply to college on their own.

Friday, June 15

The Washington Post reports that Harvard University (MA) is seeking to end a lawsuit challenging its race-conscious admissions policy . . . Inside Higher Ed covers a new report examining where graduate students struggle with loan repayments . . . The New York Times​ explores how states are cracking down on campus protests.

Thursday, June 14

Republican leaders came up short this week on the votes needed to pass the PROSPER Act, legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act . . . In an op-ed in Teen Vogue, former Secretary of Education John King discusses why colleges need to support student activism . . . The Trump administration undermined a student debt relief unit while claims mounted, according to the Department of Education’s inspector general . . . The University of Chicago eliminates the SAT/ACT requirement . . . At Harvard University (MA), significantly more black students are admitted than enrolled, reports The Boston Globe . . . New studies​ from the Education Trust show many states get mediocre grades on improving degree attainment by race and ethnicity.

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