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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

October 30, 2014



In today’s headlines, Politico is among those covering the long-anticipated release by the Obama administration of  final “gainful employment” rules, and an Inside Higher Ed/Gallup survey includes a finding that a significant minority of public college presidents feel pressure from governors. In other news, The Wall Street Journal looks at an effort by colleges to use micro grants to keep students in school. See these and more stories below.

Obama Retreats on College Crackdown
Politico (Oct. 30, 2014)

Pressure on the Presidents
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 30, 2014)

Micro Grants Keep College Students in School
The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 30, 2014)

How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into Science
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 30, 2014)

Grand Canyon Rethinks For-Profit Status
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 30, 2014)

UNC-Chapel Hill Chief Speaks Out on ‘Paper Class’ Scandal
The Washington Post (Oct. 29, 2014)

To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire
All Things Considered (NPR) (Oct. 29, 2014) 


Top Headlines From the Past Week . . .  

Wednesday, Oct. 29

In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed’s new survey of faculty attitudes on technology finds that professors are skeptical that online courses can produce outcomes equivalent to those of face-to-face classes. In other news, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad looks at the impact of the American College Application Campaign in a column in The Huffington Post.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

The Washington Post reports on new global university rankings by U.S. News. Also, Inside Higher Ed carries a column by ACE’s Pattie McGill Peterson exploring how to create a globally connected campus.

Monday, Oct. 27

Inside Higher Ed looks at a new report urging a federal-state “compact” to encourage greater state investment in higher education. In other news, The New York Times writes about how social media is shaking up college fund-raising, and University of California System President Janet Napolitano urges executive action on comprehensive immigration reform.

Friday, Oct. 24

In this morning’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that three senators are urging Education Secretary, Arne Duncan to provide better safety information to college students who plan to study abroad, while Inside Higher Ed covers the brief submitted by ACE and a group of education associations in a study-abroad liability case. In other news, Harvard President Drew Faust writes about the benefits—both tangible and intangible—of attending college.

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