HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

November 21

Education Dive explores how institutions are learning to better serve their Hispanic students as a growing number of campuses approach the threshold for qualifying as a Hispanic-Serving Institution . . .The U.S. Department of Education released data on first-year earnings of college graduates, for the first time broken down by program level, reports Inside Higher Ed . . . An op-ed in The Hechinger Report writes that it is past time for America to pay its debt to Historically Black Colleges and Universities . . . USA Today looks at the push to bring college education back to prison.

As More Colleges Become Hispanic-serving, Some Are Playing Catch-up
Education Dive | (Nov. 20, 2019)

U.S. Releases Earnings Data for Thousands of College Programs
Inside Higher Ed
| (Nov. 21, 2019)

OPINION: HBCUs Are Leading Centers of Education — Why Are They Treated as Second-class Citizens? 
The Hechinger Report | (Nov. 20, 2019)

'Undoing a Mistake': Inside the Push to Bring College Education Back to Prison
USA Today | (Nov. 21, 2019)

November 20

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair of the education committee, is supporting bipartisan legislation aimed at recruiting of student veterans by for-profit colleges, according to Inside Higher Ed . . . Congressional negotiators have failed to galvanize support for restoring federal funding to minority-serving colleges and universities as part of a bill to keep the government running, writes The Washington Post . . . The Hechinger Report writes about the growing trend of colleges adding second language sections to English-instructed courses.

Bipartisan Movement in Washington
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 20, 2019 

Minority-serving Colleges Dealt Another Blow in Funding Fight
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Nov. 19, 2019 

What Happens When College Students Discuss Lab Work in Spanish, Philosophy in Chinese or Opera in Italian?
The Hechinger Report | Nov. 19, 2019

November 19

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that fear of gun violence is driving international students away from U.S. campuses . . . Inside Higher Ed reports on risks to academic freedom  at universities around the world . . . A congressional report released Monday says the U.S. government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, writes the Associated Press.

America Draws Students From Around the World: Its Gun Culture is Pushing Them Away.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | Nov. 15, 2019 

Free (or Unfree) to Think
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 19, 2019 

US Failing to Stop China From Stealing Research, Report Says
The Associated Press (The New York Times, sub. req.) | Nov. 18, 2019

November 18

Following the release of the 2019 Open Doors report, The Washington Post writes that the number of foreign undergraduates enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities has dropped for the first time in 13 years, while Inside Higher Ed highlights the results showing the number of Americans studying abroad in college is increasing . . . Pennsylvania State University will soon release the first national scorecard on fraternities and sororities, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer . . . Low-income students are only half as likely to graduate from college as their more affluent peers even when they attended top suburban high schools, according to first-of-its-kind state education data analyzed by The Boston Globe . . . The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines what impact trade war between the United States and China could have on Pennsylvania Colleges.

Study Finds Fewer Foreign Undergraduates in U.S. Colleges — the First Drop in 13 Years
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Nov. 16, 2019 

Study Abroad Numbers Continue Steady Increase
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 18, 2019 

Penn State Soon to Unveil National Report Card on Greek Life; 55 Colleges Have Provided Data
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Nov. 15, 2019

For Low-income Students, the Suburbs Are No Sure Path to College
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) | Nov. 16, 2019

China Economic Slowdown Could Have Significant Impact on Pa. Colleges
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Nov. 18, 2019

November 15

NPR looks at the “high-stakes standoff” over student loan forgiveness. . .Inside Higher Ed reports on how USC and other institutions are searching for ways to address the opioid epidemic. 

Betsy DeVos And The High-Stakes Standoff Over Student Loan Forgiveness
NPR | Nov. 15, 2019

Wake-Up Call
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 15, 2019

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 Letters to the Editor