HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

July 1

Inside Higher Ed reported that Senate Republicans are signaling they will propose funding to help colleges with coronavirus testing, but Democrats have proposed a much broader and more expensive aid package…NPR writes that college admissions officers stress they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now…Education Dive looks at how institutions are turning to states, along with the federal government, for COVID-19-related temporary and targeted liability protection…

Republicans Signal More Aid for Testing
Inside Higher Ed (sub. req.) | July 1, 2020

What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic
NPR | June 29, 2020

Colleges Turn to States for Coronavirus Liability Protection
Education Dive | June 30, 2020

June 30

The New York Times reports that the House failed to override President Trump’s veto limiting student loan debt relief…Diverse: Issues In Higher Education looks at how Historically Black Colleges and Universities are planning a phased return to campus…Education Dive explores how Texas’ community colleges will help the state recover from its latest oil and gas bust…

House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto Limiting Student Loan Debt Relief
The New York Times (sub. req.) | June 26, 2020

HBCU Fall Preview: Colleges Plan a Phased Return to Campus
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | June 29, 2020

How Texas' Community Colleges Will Help the State Recover from Its Latest Oil and Gas Bust
Education Dive | June 24, 2020

June 29

The Washington Post looks at how Sweet Briar College and other small institutions are pivoting to reopen and respond to the pandemic…The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on Princeton University’s decision to strip Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school…Inside Higher Ed releases a new survey of campus leaders finding they remain most concerned about COVID-19’s impact on institutional finances and on students, particularly disadvantaged ones…The Detroit Free Press writes about plans for campuses in Michigan to reopen in the fall… Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, says in an op-ed in Education Dive that the pandemic shouldn’t stop colleges from filling key leadership positions and that virtual searches have benefits for candidates and administrators…The Washington Post Editorial Board writes that a temporary and targeted shield from coronavirus-related lawsuits would help colleges and universities resume teaching and research…

This College Is Tiny and Isolated. For Some Students During the Pandemic, That Sounds Perfect.
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | June 28, 2020

'An Inappropriate Namesake': Princeton Strips Woodrow Wilson's Name From Public-Policy School
The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 27, 2020

Presidents' Growing Worry? Perceived Value of College
Inside Higher Ed | June 29, 2020

Michigan University Campuses Plan to Open in Fall Despite COVID-19. What We Know
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2020

President Speaks: The Pandemic Shouldn't Stop Colleges Filling Key Leadership Positions
Education Dive | June 26, 2020

A Shield from Lawsuits Could Help Our Schools Resume Teaching and Research
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | June 27, 2020

June 26

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Diverse: Issues In Higher Education recaps a discussion on what role higher education should play in combating racism and also profiles Roanoke College, which recently established The Center for Studying Structures of Race to address systemic racism and further explore the institution’s history with slavery . . . An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching newsletter looks at what it means to support vulnerable students during the pandemic . . . Budget woes for University of Michigan athletics are a bad sign for the rest of college sports, writes the Detroit Free Press . . . An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times argues that California needs affirmative action now more than ever.

What Role Should Higher Education Play in Combating Racism?
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | June 24, 2020

Roanoke College Establishes Center to Discuss Racism and Slavery
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | June 25, 2020

What Does It Mean to Support Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic?
The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 25, 2020

Why Michigan Athletics' Budget Woes Should Alarm the Rest of College Sports
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2020

Op-Ed: Why California Needs Affirmative Action More Than Ever
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) | June 26, 2020

June 25

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Americans are generally positive about the value of higher education, but a New America survey finds more skepticism among Black and Latino respondents . . . An opinion piece in The Durango Herald by the president and board chair of Fort Lewis College addresses the issue of Native American caricatures on college campuses . . . Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, writes in Forbes about the online experience students want . . . The Seattle Times looks at the steps Washington state governor Jay Inslee outlined for colleges and universities to reopen in the fall. . . California will vote on a ballot measure in November that could restore race-conscious college admissions in the state.

Perception Gaps for Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed | June 25, 2020

Ernest House and Tom Stritikus: Caricatures of Natives Do Not Fit with Our Values
The Durango Herald | June 24, 2020

Beyond Zoom U: The Online Learning Experience Students Want
Forbes | June 23, 2020

Inslee: What Washington Universities, Colleges Must Do to Open In Person for Fall Quarter
The Seattle Times (sub. req.) | June 24, 2020

California Voters Will Be Asked to Restore Affirmative Action in November
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) | June 24, 2020

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