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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

April 01, 2015



In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed reports that speedier and more severe responses are being taken against students linked to racist incidents and The Chronicle of Higher Education explores whether making colleges bear some of the cost of student loan defaults is a good idea. See these and more stories below.

Punishment, Post-Oklahoma
Inside Higher Ed (April 1, 2015)

'Risk Sharing' Is All the Rage. Is It a Good Idea?​
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (April 1, 2015)

Loan Recipients on 'Strike' Meet with Federal Officials
The Associated Press (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) (March 31, 2015)

OPINION: Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom
The New York Times (sub. req.) (March 31, 2015)

EMU President Susan Martin: 'I Will Be Moving On'
Detroit Free Press (March 31, 2015)

Universities Add Degree Programs While Spurning Fads​
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (April 1, 2015)

GOP Congressman Says Higher-ed Cuts Hurt Arizona
The Arizona Republic (March 31, 2015)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Tuesday, March 31

Inside Higher Ed reports on the Education Department’s release of the names of institutions on the federal “cash monitoring list,” and The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the “New Proving Ground for the Presidency: Student Affairs.” In other news, The New York Times op-ed page hosts a forum looking at what selective colleges and universities can do to improve the admissions process.

Monday, March 30

The New York Times reports that the Rhodes Scholarships grant program is expanding to include Chinese students, and The Chronicle of Higher Education explores how Sweet Briar’s board decided to close the college. In other news, Inside Higher Ed takes a look at the push to allow concealed weapons on campuses. 

Friday, March 27

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at a GAO report asking the Education Department (ED) to look into why so many students who have received federal Teach Grants have had their grants changed to loans. Inside Higher Ed reports on the results of an audit looking at how ED is enforcing regulations designed to crack down on colleges' use of incentive compensation, and The Boston Globe looks at competency-based education.

Thursday, March 26

Inside Higher Ed looks at the Department of Education’s tracking of risky colleges. The New York Times reports that support for embattled University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continues to grow, with thousands protesting plans to oust him. And University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has pledged to resign if he fails to reduce proposed state budget cuts and is unable to protect tenure, shared governance and academic freedom for UW campuses.​

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