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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

October 24, 2014



In this morning’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that three senators are urging Education Secretary, Arne Duncan to provide better safety information to college students who plan to study abroad, while Inside Higher Ed covers the brief submitted by ACE and a group of education associations in a study-abroad liability case. In other news, Harvard President Drew Faust writes about the benefits—both tangible and intangible—of attending college. These stories and more below:

3 Senators Urge Education Dept. to Make Studying Abroad Safer
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 23, 2014)

Duty While Students Are Abroad
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 24, 2014)

OPINION: College Helps Students Dream of More Than a Salary
USA Today (Oct. 23, 2014)

Christian Group Fights for Identity Against Cal State Policy
Los Angeles Times (Oct. 24, 2014)

New Lawsuit Targets NCAA and Every Division I School
USA Today (Oct. 23, 2014)

One Message at Meeting of Community-College Trustees: Pay Attention to Demographics
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 24, 2014)


Top Headlines From the Past Week . . .  

Thursday, Oct. 23

Inside Higher Ed reports on the study released yesterday detailing the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while Diverse: Issues In Higher Education looks at the new requirements for parent PLUS loans. In other news, The Tennessean reports that with 10 days to go before the Nov. 1 application deadline, almost 45,000 students have started the process to apply for free tuition at a Tennessee community college.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Inside Higher Ed looks at the push by a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers to bring back financial aid for college students without a high school diploma. Other top stories include a Politico profile of Susan Herbst, the first woman to serve as president of the University of Connecticut, and The New York Times on how some universities are tightening travel rules in the wake of Ebola.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Inside Higher Ed looks at the higher education issues that are at play in the midterm elections, and The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the issues dominating the American Association of State Colleges and Universities annual meeting this week.

Monday, Oct. 20

Inside Higher Ed looks at Friday’s federal appeals court decision in Cambridge v. Patton, which rejected a one-size-fits-all rule for determining the fair use of copyrighted works. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the new rules issued this morning interpreting the Violence Against Women Act and amending the campus-crime law known as the Clery Act, and The Washington Post looks at why poor students don’t stay in college.

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