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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

May 04, 2016



In this morning’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s veto of campus carry legislation won’t end the fight over the issue in the state. In other news, The Boston Globe reports on the success of the University of Maine’s Flagship Match program, and the higher education funding battle continues in Illinois. These stories and more below:

Governor's Veto Won't End Fight Over Concealed Guns at Georgia's Public Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 3, 2016)

Tuition Cuts Make UMaine a Hot College for Mass. Students
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) (May 3, 2016)

Illinois Legislators Consider More Higher Education Funding
The Chicago Tribune (May 3, 2016)

British Universities Reach Out to the New Minority: Poor White Males
The Hechinger Report (May 4, 2016)

Growing Number of Students Starting at Community Colleges
The Chicago Tribune (May 3, 2016)


Headli​nes From the Past Week 

Tuesday, May 3

Inside Higher Ed reports on the comments submitted in response to the Department of Education’s distance education provisions in the teacher preparation rule, including from ACE. A new law in Tennessee allows full-time faculty, staff and other employees of the state's public colleges and universities to carry guns on campus, and The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at a unique presidential transition process at the University of Dayton.

Monday, May 2

The New York Times looks at the financial struggles of small liberal arts colleges, Boston will cover community college tuition for the city’s high school graduates who are Pell Grant-eligible, and Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead will step down in June 2017.

Friday, April 29

Inside Higher Ed reports on why the University of Idaho has become the first institution to leave college football’s top level. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how colleges are turning racially fraught histories into teaching opportunities in the classroom.

Thursday, April 28

The Washington Post reports that the White House has unveiled a series of initiatives to improve the way the government collects payments on education loans, at a time when defaults are rising. In other news, former ACE Fellow Scott Newman writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education about some of the traits of successful college presidents. 

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