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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

February 05, 2016



In this morning’s headlines, Stanford University has named neuroscientist and entrepreneur Marc Tessier-Lavigne as its 11th president, the Department of Education adds requirements for accreditors, and George Washington University sees applications rise after dropping test scores requirements. These stories and more below:

Neuroscientist to Return to Stanford as Its 11th President
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (Feb. 5, 2016)

Education Dept. Adds Requirements for Accreditors
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 5, 2016)

No Test Scores? No Problem: Applications Surge After GW Goes Test-Optional
The Washington Post (Feb. 4, 2016)

NCAA Academic Committee Considering Changes to Rating System
The Associated Press (Miami Herald) (Feb. 4, 2016)

In a Crisis-Stricken City, a Public University Searches for Its Role
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Feb. 4, 2016)

OPINION: Keep McKenna, Fix Suffolk Board
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) (Feb. 4, 2016)

UC Expands Its Recruiting Efforts Targeting Black and Latino Students
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (Feb. 5, 2016)


Headlines From the Past Week 

Thursday, February 4

The Atlantic looks at President Obama’s legacy in higher education, while The Wall Street Journal reports on the president’s actions on accreditation. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at information security vulnerabilities at the Department of Education.

Wednesday, February 3

Inside Higher Ed covers a new ACE-commissioned paper exploring how where students live affects their options for attending college. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on yesterday’s House hearing on data security at the Education Department, and The Washington Post offers commentary on asking about criminal and disciplinary records during the admissions process.

Tuesday, February 2

Inside Higher Ed reports about skepticism that the Higher Education Act will be reauthorized this year, and The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Michael A. Middleton, interim president of the University of Missouri.

Monday, February 1

The Washington Post reports on public universities that are enrolling increasing numbers of out-of-state students, often to offset decreases in state support for higher education. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross discusses how to balance tackling debt and making college more affordable, and Suffolk University faculty and students rally behind President Margaret McKenna in the wake of pressure from the Board.

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