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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

October 17, 2014



In today’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at why using federal graduation rate data as part of a college-rating system is problematic, and NPR explores the revitalized role on campuses of interfaith chaplains. In other news, Inside Higher Ed reports that two new studies show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world. See these and more stories below.

Why Colleges Don’t Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 17, 2014)

Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses
All Things Considered (NPR) (Oct. 16, 2014)

Jobs for Humanities, Arts Grads
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 17, 2014)

UTEP’s Aggressive Interventions Driving Student Achievement Success
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Oct. 16, 2014)

As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 17, 2014)


Top Headlines From the Past Week . . .  

Thursday, Oct. 16

The Chronicle of Higher Education covers a federal report finding that borrowers with private student loans face increasingly uncertain—and often conflicting—information from the servicers of those loans. In other news, the Miami Herald reports that Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs has been chosen as the next University of Florida president. 

Wednesday, Oct. 15

The Chronicle of Higher Education explores how Catholic colleges are greeting an “unchurched generation,” and Inside Higher Ed looks at how Spelman College is attempting a “wellness revolution” after leaving the NCAA.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the job market for new college graduates is looking up, and The New York Times explores why dozens of schools have started around the country to teach computer programming. 

Friday, Oct. 10

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education explores how a growing number of colleges and universities are partnering with employers to train students to break into local industries. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on efforts by institutions to attract more students to education-degree programs after states slashed teacher hiring and dropped the pay bump for those with master’s degrees, and Inside Higher Ed takes a look at higher education issues on state ballots this fall. 

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