In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed tells the story of how a faculty member laid off from the University of Southern Maine returned to become the institution’s provost. In other news, Sheila Bair, president of Washington College (MD) shares her strategies for ensuring that students can get a good liberal arts education and not pay too high a price for it. See these and more stories below.
From Laid-Off Professor to Provost
Inside Higher Ed (July 29, 2016)
Damming Student Debt: One Liberal-Arts College’s Approach
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (July 29, 2016)
Clinton's Free-Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?
All Things Considered (NPR) (July 28, 2016)
Northern Essex CC Combating Immigrant ‘Brain Waster’ Phenomenon
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (July 28, 2016)
Headlines From the Past Week
Thursday, July 28
NPR interviews author and higher education finance expert Sandy Baum, who makes the case that the student loan crisis is overblown and says the focus should be on the small percentage of borrowers who are really struggling. Inside Higher Ed reports on the potential next act for Corinthian Colleges’ campuses.
Wednesday, July 27
Higher education and now-official Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s college plan continue to be a focus of discussion and coverage as the Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia. Bloomberg looks at the ongoing impact on public institutions in Illinois as a result of that state’s budget fight.
Tuesday, July 26
Inside Higher Ed reports on how nine institutions in Washington state are working together to foster a college-going culture among local K-12 students. The Wall Street Journal looks at efforts by colleges to spur more students to graduate within four years.
Monday, July 25
The Hechinger Report looks at the Democratic Party’s higher education platform as the party’s convention opens in Philadelphia, and Inside Higher Ed explores the higher education record of Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s first conference, held last week at George Washington University.