HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

April 9

Inside Higher Ed profiles William Woods University President Jahnae Barnett as she prepares to retire at the end of the calendar year after three decades at the helm...Florida lawmakers pass a bill requiring “viewpoint diversity” surveys at public colleges and universities, Higher Ed Dive reports…A piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks at the challenges facing individuals lacking a postsecondary education degree…Stories by the Bay Area News Group and NPR  look at the issue of whether institutions are going to require or encourage COVID-19 vaccines…The Boston Globe explores how the pandemic has changed the college admissions process.

More Than a ‘President in a 3-Piece Suit’
Inside Higher Ed | April 9, 2021

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring 'Viewpoint Diversity' Survey at Public Colleges
Higher Ed Dive | April 8, 2021

OPINION: No Degree = Higher Degree of Life Challenges
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | April 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Encouraged but Not Required at Cal State Universities Next Fall
Bay Area News Group | April 8, 2021

Some Colleges Are Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines — But At What Cost?
NPR | April 8, 2021

The Pandemic Has Upended College Admissions With More Surprises and More Wait Lists
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) | April 8, 2021

April 8

Inside Higher Ed looks at the issue of campus vaccine requirements…Higher Ed Dive reports on legislation in Nevada that would create an independent state community college system.

Vaccine Mandates: The Next Political Battlefront
Inside Higher Ed | April 8, 2021

Nevada Bill Would Spin Off State's Community Colleges
Higher Ed Dive | April 7, 2021

April 7

Inside Higher Ed reports that the number of Hispanic-serving institutions has grown 94 percent in the last 10 years, with the latest data adding 30 new institutions to those ranks…The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the Biden administration’s review of Title IX…The Christian Science Monitor explores how community colleges are handling the impact of the pandemic…Higher Ed Dive reports on a survey that indicates low-income students are lagging higher-income peers in filing FAFSAs.

HSIs on the Rise
Inside Higher Ed | April 7, 2021

Biden Is Taking a Fresh Look at Title IX. Here’s What to Expect.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | April 6, 2021

Community College: How Education’s ‘Best-Kept Secret’ Stays Afloat
The Christian Science Monitor (sub. req.) | April 6, 2021

Low-Income Students Lagging Higher-Income Peers in Filing FAFSAs: Survey​
Higher Ed Dive | April 6, 2021

April 6

Higher Ed Dive looks at a Moody’s prediction that colleges and universities could feel the aftershocks of international enrollment declines for years…Inside Higher Ed covers an Association of American Colleges and Universities survey that looks at the value employers place on liberal arts skills…Oakland University in Michigan announces that students can start receiving COVID-19 vaccinations this week on campus.

Colleges Could Feel Aftershocks of International Enrollment Declines for Years: Moody's
Higher Ed Dive | April 5, 2021

What Employers Want
Inside Higher Ed | April 6, 2021

Oakland University Announces Vaccination Availability on Campus Starting Wednesday
Detroit Free Press | April 5, 2021

April 5

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education names California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley its 2021 Diverse Champion…NBC News looks at how the Biden administration is undoing President Trump’s immigration record, including pushing for changes that would boost international student enrollment…The Washington Post looks at why making test scores optional encouraged more students to apply to top colleges this year.

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Is 2021 Diverse Champion
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | April 2, 2021

Biden Is Undoing Trump’s Immigration Record, But More Slowly Than Tech Would Like
NBC News | April 2, 2021

More Students Applied to Top Colleges This Year. How Making Test Scores Optional Opened the Field.
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | April 5, 2021

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