In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed examines how colleges and universities use discount rates as part of their recruitment strategies, with nearly 10 percent of colleges offering discount rates of 60 percent or more. In other news, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the end of Perkins Loans will send many students scrambling to find different financial aid assistance, and Triton College, a community college in Illinois, has selected Interim President Mary-Rita Moore as its permanent president. See these stories and more below.
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 25, 2015)
Triton College Selects Interim President Mary-Rita Moore as Permanent President
The Chicago Tribune (Nov. 24, 2015)
End of Perkins Loans will Send Students Scrambling for College Aid
Pittsburgh Post- Gazette (The Philadelphia Inquirer) (Nov. 25, 2015)
OPINION: State Must Invest More in Higher Education
Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) (Nov. 24, 2015)
A Debate Over a Mascot, A Racially Charged Threat and Another College Cancels Classes
The Washington Post (Nov. 24, 2015)
How Much Can Campus-Crime Reports Tell Us About Sexual Assault?
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Nov. 24, 2015)
Headlines From the Past Week
Tuesday, November 24
Inside Higher Ed reports that the freshman class in Tennessee's public colleges has increased by 10 percent this fall, driven by the effect of Tennessee Promise in the state's technical and community colleges and despite decreases at the state's public universities. The Washington Post highlights ACE research that shows a steep decline in college enrollment among low-income students.
Monday, November 23
The Associated Press looks at how college presidents are defending free speech on their campuses. An op-ed by The Times-Picayune’s editorial board implores state legislators to more fully fund higher education in Louisiana, and an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed by ACE’s Deborah Seymour shows how taking alternative credit courses can help nontraditional students earn college degrees and credentials.
Friday, November 20
Inside Higher Ed rounds up the latest on the recent campus protests, including the news that Princeton has agreed to consider changing role of Woodrow Wilson name on campus. The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a closer look at the resignation of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, and Wesleyan University President Michael Roth writes in The Washington Post that the idea of the coddled college student is a myth.
Thursday, November 19
Inside Higher Ed reports on yesterday’s House hearing called to review the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid, while The Washington Post writes about a separate House hearing on the department’s information security systems. Moody’s finds that slow tuition growth is the new normal, and the National Survey of Student Engagement releases its 2015 report.