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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

July 30, 2015



In today’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education covers a Senate hearing on campus sexual assault, and The Associated Press reports that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the University of Phoenix. In other news, Inside Higher Ed explores whether a city’s police force could handle law enforcement on campus in the wake of a University of Cincinnati police officer being indicted for murder. See these and more stories below.


3 Themes From a Senate Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault
The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 30, 2015) 

FTC Investigating Online College University of Phoenix
The Associated Press (Los Angeles Times (sub. req.)) (July 29, 2015) 

Campus or City Police?
Inside Higher Ed (July 30, 2015)

Former University of Virginia Fraternity Members Sue Rolling Stone
The New York Times (sub. req.) (July 29, 2015)

UT Austin Announces Program That Will Give College Students Credit Where It’s Due
Austin American-Statesman (July 28, 2015)



Headlines from the Past Week 

Wednesday, July 29

Inside Higher Ed looks at how the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is trying to deal with major state funding cuts, and The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on why Cornell University’s new applied-science campus in New York City wants to import Israeli-style entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, July 28

The Wall Street Journal has a pair of stories looking at postsecondary education for prisoners, including previewing a plan by the Obama administration to restore Pell Grants for prisoners. The Washington Post reports that The George Washington University has joined a growing number of institutions that are “test-optional,” and NASPA President Kevin Kruger writes in The Post that colleges don’t need more state mandates in the area of campus sexual assault.

Monday, July 27

Inside Higher Ed previews a speech Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is slated to deliver today outlining the higher education priorities of the Obama administration as it enters its final 18 months in office. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the rules surrounding campus police patrolling off campus and The New York Times examines issues around campus mental health and suicide.

Friday, July 24

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at faculty diversity policies at Skidmore College, which requires training for hiring-committee members during the search process. A new report out from the Department of Education finds enrollment at for-profit colleges and the number of these institutions both on the decline, and First Lady Michelle Obama hosts low-income college students at the White House.

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