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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

June 26, 2017



In today’s headlines, The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a limited version of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, and will consider the case in the fall. In other news, The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that African Americans hold the top academic job at three major universities in that city, and The New York Times explores initiatives at Smith College (MA) and elsewhere that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks. See these and more stories below.

Supreme Court Allows Limited Version of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect
The Washington Post (June 26, 2017)

African Americans Hold Top Academic Job at City's Three Major Universities
The Philadelphia Inquirer (June 26, 2017)

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus
The New York Times (sub. req.) (June 24, 2017)

In the Time of Trump, Colleges Start to ‘Make Title IX Our Own’
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (June 25, 2017)

Do Free Speech and Inclusivity Clash?
Inside Higher Ed (June 26, 2017)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Friday, June 23

Inside Higher Ed reports on Department of Education “regulatory relief” efforts, noting the department has asked for advice on what rules to eliminate. The Los Angeles Times looks at success among African American students at University of California, Riverside.

Thursday, June 22

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks how colleges around the country are dealing with confronting their historical ties to slavery and racism. The Washington Post covers a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and NPR reports that Louisiana will be the first state to ban its public colleges from asking prospective students about their criminal history.

Wednesday, June 21

The Washington Post reports on a Senate hearing that discussed free speech on college campuses. The Atlantic looks at how a program at Vassar College (NY) has helped student-veterans thrive.

Tuesday, June 20

Several outlets cover the release of ACE’s American College President Study 2017, which showed there has been slow progress in diversifying the leadership ranks, presidents are increasingly concerned about funding and more (see here, here and here). Inside Higher Ed reports on the Department of Education’s announcement Monday that summer Pell Grants will be available to students beginning July 1. 

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