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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

August 31, 2015



In today’s headlines, the University of Texas at Austin removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. And The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the pressures colleges and universities are facing to provide mental health services to student bodies with increasing rates of anxiety and depression. These stories and more below:

University of Texas at Austin Moves Confederate Statue
The New York Times (August 30, 2015)

An Epidemic of Anguish
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (August 31, 2015)

Trouble for an Accreditor
Inside Higher Ed (August 31, 2015)

3 HBCU Nursing Programs Ranked in Top 15 in Eastern Region
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (August 30, 2015)

From Madrid to the Melting Pot, Educator Helps Map Others’ Success
The Washington Post (August 29, 2015)



Headlines from the Past Week 

Friday, August 28

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at Southern University at New Orleans, a public, historically black university that has struggled more than any other college in the city in the decade since Katrina. Inside Higher Ed reports that more colleges and universities than in the past are considering using psychological assessments or personality tests as they search for the next leader of their institution.

Thursday, August 27

Inside Higher Ed reports on a new analysis by the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities showing that four-year public colleges and universities have increased their education-related spending even as overall funding has declined. “Cougar Nation” remembers the late Washington State University President Elson Floyd during a memorial service.

Wednesday, August 26

Inside Higher Ed reports that Tennessee is enrolling far more students than had been expected in its free community college program, Tennessee Promise. The Washington Post looks at the implications of stagnant ACT scores for college and career readiness in America.

Tuesday, August 25

Inside Higher Ed covers a new report by National Association of College and University Business Officers on tuition discounting. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the evolution of Coursera.

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