HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

May 18

The percentage of male, Latino and Black high school seniors who want to go to college has declined in the last three years, according to a new report, rep​orts Inside Higher Ed… Ukraine’s President Zelensky spoke to the U.S. higher education community in an effort to encourage them to provide expertise in defense, cybersecurity, aeronautics and healthcare needed to rebuild his country’s war-torn economy and infrastructure… Lowe’s has expanded its higher education program, now offering 300,000 full-time and part-time employees a chance to pursue college degrees, certificates and high school diplomas for free, reports Higher Ed Dive.

Decline in Male, Black and Latino Students Planning on College
Inside Higher Ed | May 18, 2022

President Zelensky Urges Us Universities To Help Rebuild Ukraine’s Higher Education System 

Science Business | May 17, 2022

Lowe’s Joins in on Debt-free College Trend
Higher Ed Dive | May 17, 2022

May 17

With the Biden administration saying it will soon publish its proposed rule governing Title IX, Higher Ed Dive looks back on 11 years of the federal law banning sex-based discrimination in educational settings… Experts say many students think college is out of reach, despite financial aid options, because the process of applying is too daunting, reports The Hechinger ReportThe Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the impact on female students if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.  

A Look at 11 Years of Title IX Policy
Higher Ed Dive | May 17, 2022

Decoding the Price of College: Complexity of Figuring Out Costs Holds Students Back
The Hechinger Report | May 16, 2022

If ‘Roe’ Falls, More Female Students Could Face the ‘Motherhood Penalty’
The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 16, 2022

May 16

The New York Times Editorial Board argues against widespread debt forgiveness… The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators along with other higher education associations, developed more than two-dozen recommendations to improve the federal loan system in a report released today... Thirty-four briefs were filed, most of them last week, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse its past support for affirmative action in college admissions, reports Inside Higher Ed.

Student Debt Is Crushing. Canceling It for Everyone Is Still a Bad Idea.
The New York Times (sub. req). | May 14, 2022

Financial Aid Administrators Call for Student Loan System Reforms
Higher Ed Dive | May 16​, 2022

Making Their Arguments Against Affirmative Action
Inside Higher Ed | May 16​, 2022

May 13
​Higher education leaders and policymakers are introducing tuition waiver programs for Native American students across the country, reports Inside Higher Ed… With a decision on student loan forgiveness looming, a New York Times column looks at mistakes made, such as not improving the Pell Grant, that created the current situation… Inside Higher Ed looks at how inflation has pushed tuition costs up… Governor Gavin Newsom will give California's public higher education systems a large funding boost, and a bill moving through California's legislature would mandate colleges and universities create revenue-sharing agreements to pay their athletes… Diverse: Issues in Higher Education looks at the possibility of Supreme Court ruling against the use race as a factor in college admissions.​

Righting 'Historical Wrongs'
Inside Higher Ed | May 13, 2022

Student Loan Borrowers Don't Deserve 'Forgiveness.' They Deserve an Apology.

The New York Times(sub. req.) | May 13, 2022

Inflation Swells Tuition Prices
Inside Higher Ed | May 13, 2022

UC, CSU and Community Colleges Set to Get Big Funding Boost — With Big Expectations

Los Angeles Times(sub. req.)| May 12, 2022

California Bill Would Create Revenue-sharing Agreement With College Athletes
Higher Ed Dive | May 12, 2022

Affirmative Action on the Chopping Block?
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | May 12, 2022

May 12

Pell Grant recipients will qualify for high-speed internet subsidies under a new federal program, reports Higher Ed DiveInside Higher Ed looks at University of Nebraska's innovative approach for financing infrastructure projects... The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health challenges among college students, especially Black students, reports Diverse: Issues in Higher Education… Adrien Bennings will be Portland Community College's next president, and Parwinder Grewal was named Vermont State University's next president.

White House Eyes Digital Divide With Discount for Low-income Families
Higher Ed Dive | May 11, 2022​

A New Plan to Fix Old Buildings
Inside Higher Ed | May 12, 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Mental Health Issues for Black Students
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | May 11, 2022

​New Presidents or Provosts: Mercy College of Health Sciences, National Louis U, Pittsburg State U, Portland CC, Southern Crescent Technical College, Southern State CC, U of South Carolina, Vermont State U, Wright State U

Inside Higher Ed | May 12, 2022​

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