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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

May 25, 2016



In this morning’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed looks at how SUNY-Buffalo has made big gains on graduation rates, and The Chronicle of Higher Education asks whether campus activists can sustain the momentum built during last year’s protests. These stories and more below:

Pledging to Graduate on Time
Inside Higher Ed (May 25, 2016)

At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum?
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (May 24, 2016)

Critique of Performance-Based Funding
Inside Higher Ed (May 25, 2016)

College Dean Tapped to Be Edinboro University President
The Associated Press (Raleigh News & Observer) (May 24, 2016)


Headli​nes From the Past Week 

Tuesday, May 24

Inside Higher Ed reports that colleges around the country are adding facilities and adopting policies designed to help transgender students. The Associated Press looks at U.S. colleges that are opening their doors to Syrian refugees, and The Chronicle of Higher Education considers what Donald Trump’s higher education platform might be.

Monday, May 23

The discussion continues about the potential impact of the new federal overtime rule on campuses. An op-ed by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the Knoxville News Sentinel says the rule will increase tuition, while Inside Higher Ed looks at how it will effect community colleges. Veterans groups are asking the federal government to crack down on predatory for-profit colleges, and Maricopa Community Colleges appoints the first female and first Latina chancellor in Arizona.

Friday, May 20

Stateline looks at what happens when students are forewarned about borrowing too much money for college. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education examines the traction community colleges are making in providing four-year degrees in STEM fields.

Thursday, May 19

The Hechinger Report covers a new study finding that states are collectively investing 17 percent less in public colleges and universities since 2007. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at a partnership between a historically black college and a major research institution that aims to support more underrepresented minorities working toward doctorates in STEM fields, and an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed says colleges and universities looking to diversify STEM faculty should consider talented women in industry, government or private research.

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