HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

October 7

The Wall Street Journal editorial board says there is "moral and economic imperative" for Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers... Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has been named as the sole finalist to be the next president of the University of Florida.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse Emerges as Likely New President of U. Of Florida
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | Oct. 6, 2022

OPINION: The Legal Way To Help the ‘Dreamers’
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)| Oct. 6, 2022

October 6

A federal appeals court has ruled that the DACA program is unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider new Biden administration regulations, reported Reuters... The Washington Post writes that the White House has shared more information on student loan forgiveness applications and efforts to curb scams, while Inside Higher Ed looks at legal efforts to block the loan forgiveness policy... The Seattle Times explores how Washington state community colleges are helping solve that state's teacher shortage.

U.S. Appeals Court Sends DACA Case Back To Lower Court To Consider New Rules
Reuters | Oct. 5, 2022

White House Shares More on Student Loan Forgiveness Application, Efforts To Curb Scams
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Oct. 5, 2022

Lawsuits Threaten Biden’s Debt-relief Plan
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 6, 2022

How WA Community Colleges Are Helping Solve the State’s Teacher Shortage
The Seattle Times (sub. req.) | Oct. 6, 2022

October 5

In a series of actions to protect access to abortion, the White House said that the Department of Education would issue a reminder to colleges and universities that they cannot discriminate against students on the basis of pregnancy, including if a pregnancy has been terminated, reports The New York Times… A conservative Wisconsin law firm sued to overturn President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers, reports USA Today… A new report found that federal emergency aid disbursed during the pandemic helped college students stay enrolled in classes, provided stress relief, and improved academic outcomes.

White House Unveils New Measures To Protect Abortion Access
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Oct. 4, 2022

Biden's Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan Hit With Lawsuit Over 'Racial Motive'
USA Today (sub. req.) | Oct. 4, 2022

Students Say COVID-19 Aid Improved Grades, Relieved Stress
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 5, 2022​

October 4

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that Americans increasingly see the public value of higher education... Inside Higher Ed reports that a new paper suggests introductory STEM courses disproportionately push underrepresented minority students out of the natural and applied sciences... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at tips for first-generation students applying to college.

The Return of College as a Common Good
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | Oct. 3, 2022

‘The System Needs To Be Changed’
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 4, 2022

Tips for First-generation Students Applying to College
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Oct. 4, 2022

October 3

Inside Higher Ed reports on the impact of Hurricane Ian on colleges and universities in Florida, as well as in the Carolinas... USA Today looks at how the student loan debt forgiveness process will work... The Associated Press explores why unpaid internships are facing new scrutiny... A new classical music student exchange will link four HBCUs with students and faculty at conservatories, reports The Washington Post...The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says withholding college transcripts for loan payment is "abusive," writes The Hechinger Report.

Battered Florida Colleges Regroup in Ian’s Wake
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 3, 2022

When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven? What To Know About Debt Relief Applications.
USA Today | Oct. 2, 2022

Unpaid Internships Face New Scrutiny as Barriers to Careers
The Associated Press (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) | Oct. 1, 2022

Shared Voices Program Aims To Help HBCU Student Performers Grow
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Sept. 30, 2022

Withholding College Transcripts for Loan Payment Is ‘Abusive,’ Federal Agency Says
The Hechinger Report | Oct. 1, 2022

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