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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

November 21, 2014



President Obama’s executive action on immigration leads the higher education news this morning—stories from Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education are below. In other news, University of California regents have adopted a 5-year tuition plan, and Florida State deals with the aftermath of a campus shooting. These stories and more below:



Obama’s Immigration Shift
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 21, 2014)

How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 21, 2014)

UC Raises Tuition Amid Students’ Cries of Opposition
The San Francisco Chronicle (Nov. 21, 2014)

A Difficult Day of Emotions on FSU Campus Following Deadly Shooting
The Miami Herald (Nov. 20, 2014)

Student Debt: A Calculator Focused on College Majors
The New York Times (Nov. 20, 2014)

Corinthian Colleges to Sell 56 Campuses Across U.S.
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (Nov. 20, 2014)

Ohio's Public Colleges Becoming More Selective to Qualify for State Funding, Report Says
The Plain Dealer (OH) (Nov. 20, 2014)

Advocates Want Public Benefits for Low-Income Students on Table
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Nov. 20, 2014)


Top Headlines From the Past Week . . .  

Thursday, Nov. 20

The Washington Post previews President Obama’s plan for executive action on immigration, which he will unveil in a speech tonight. The Wall Street Journal looks at the impact of the plan on so-called DREAM students. In other news, Inside Higher Ed reports on yesterday’s House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on copyright, and NPR looks at student debt for students with no degree.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Inside Higher Ed reports that the top Democrats on the House and Senate education committees are criticizing the Obama administration for modifying the student loan default rates of some colleges. In other news, Middlebury College selects Laurie Patton as its first female president, and Rep. Rush Holt is named president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against Harvard and the University of North Carolina over the institutions' race-conscious admissions policies. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the the growing number of federal regulations impacting colleges and universities, and Inside Higher Ed reports on new data from the National Student Clearinghouse on completion rates for students who enrolled in college at the beginning of the recession.

Monday, Nov. 17

Inside Higher Ed is among the outlets reporting on the 2014 Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, which found an increase in the number of both international students on U.S. campuses and Americans studying abroad. In other news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Obama administration’s compromise system for religious organizations, including faith-based colleges, that object to providing contraceptive insurance, and The New York Times looks at community college fundraising with a focus on LaGuardia Community College.

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