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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

February 22, 2019



Inside Higher Ed reports on Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-TN) proposal to apply a single loan-repayment system to programs at all colleges . . . The New York Times explores the trend of community colleges using mobile classrooms  to help workers keep their skills current . . . Education Dive looks at what scandals can teach higher education leaders.

Simplifying Higher Ed Accountability -- or Complicating It?
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 22, 2019)

These Colleges Classes Are Going to Work
The New York Times (sub. req.) (Feb. 22, 2019)

What College Scandals Can Teach Higher Ed Leaders​​
Education Dive (Feb. 21, 2019)

Headlines From the Past Week

Thursday, Feb. 21

The Washington Post reports that three dozen advocacy groups are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to intensify monitoring of college programs that enroll veterans . . . The New York Times looks at the steps colleges are taking to manage what some experts are calling a mental health crisis on campus . . . In an op-ed for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Kristina M. Johnson, chancellor of The State University of New York, explains what her institution is doing to ensure no student goes hungry . . .  An op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks at why African-American students are still underrepresented at the University of Georgia.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

ACE's Lorelle Espinosa and Sandy Baum of the Urban Institute write in The Hechinger Report about the problem of African American student loan debt . . . As part of its 2019 "Trends" report, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the shift toward more-aggressive strategies that take aim at colleges’ autonomy . . . Emerson College President Lee Pelton writes in The Boston Globe that on the heels of the First Step Act, the country needs to go further to open educational opportunities for the incarcerated . . . The Wall Street Journal reports on the continuing graduation gap for low-income students . . . Inside Higher Ed looks at Sen. Lamar Alexander's proposal to automatically deduct loan payments as a share of borrowers' paychecks . . . The Washington Post​ reports on the latest developments in the financial aid funding problems at Argosy University.​

Friday, Feb. 15

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education explores the data in the ACE report, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report, and how people reacted to it at an event yesterday . . . Inside Higher Ed covers a new study showing that liberal arts college graduates are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility . . . The Education Department’s independent inspector general’s office shows​ some borrowers weren’t getting the guidance and protection they needed as they sought the best plan for paying off their student loans.  

Thursday, Feb. 14

The Chronicle of Higher Education details ACE’s report released today suggesting college-student populations are growing more diverse, yet achievement gaps persist among different racial groups . . . Inside Higher Ed looks at the contenders seeking the Democratic party nomination in 2020 and their records on higher ed . . . The Hechinger Report asks what credentials and certificate programs older Americans are utilizing to retrain themselves for a changing workforce . . . Hobart and William Smith Colleges have named​ Wesleyan University Provost Joyce Jacobsen as president.

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