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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

February 17, 2017



In today’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how much power a secretary of education has to shake up higher education and The Associated Press covers remarks touting the importance of community colleges in fueling economic growth by Betsy DeVos to the Community College National Legislative Summit. See these and more stories below.

How Much Power Does Betsy DeVos Really Hold to Shake Up Higher Ed?
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Feb. 16, 2017)

Education Secretary: Community Colleges Key for Growth
The Associated Press (The Philadelphia Inquirer) (Feb. 16, 2017)

Online Education Costs More, Not Less
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 17, 2017)

Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Feb. 16, 2017)

Required to Detain
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 17, 2017)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Thursday, Feb. 16

Inside Higher Ed looks at how two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow. The Washington Post covers two reports arguing against bringing banks back into federal student lending, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says in an op-ed in USA Today that the time is ripe for reinvestment in the University of Wisconsin System.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

The Washington Post looks at how Boston College is taking a different approach to helping students with weak academic records. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV) profiles ACE’s 2016 Student of the Year and The Atlantic covers a report finding that state funding for higher education continues to show growth overall.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

There is more coverage of challenges to President Trump’s immigration executive order. The Wall Street Journal looks at the troubled state of tenure at some institutions.

Monday, Feb. 13

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at President Trump’s unexpected focus on historically black colleges and universities. Several outlets explore the state of free community college programs in states such as Oregon and Tennessee and The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on how institutions are helping students struggling with hunger.

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