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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

May 02, 2016

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In this morning’s headlines, The New York Times looks at the financial struggles of small liberal arts colleges, Boston will cover community college tuition for the city’s high school graduates who are Pell Grant-eligible, and Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead will step down in June 2017. These stories and more below:




At Small Colleges, Harsh Lessons About Cash Flow
The New York Times (April 30, 2016)

Boston to Cover Community College Tuition for BPS Students
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) (April 29, 2016)

Duke University President to Step Down in 2017
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (April 28, 2016)

What Can the U.S. Learn From Switzerland, a World Leader in Apprenticeships?
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (May 2, 2016) 

Education Dept. Grants Researchers More Data Access
Inside Higher Ed (May 2, 2016)

Chicago State Lays Off 300 Employees Due to Budget Impasse
WLS-TV Chicago (April 30, 2016)

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Headli​nes From the Past Week 

Friday, April 29

Inside Higher Ed reports on why the University of Idaho has become the first institution to leave college football’s top level. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how colleges are turning racially fraught histories into teaching opportunities in the classroom.

Thursday, April 28

The Washington Post reports that the White House has unveiled a series of initiatives to improve the way the government collects payments on education loans, at a time when defaults are rising. In other news, former ACE Fellow Scott Newman writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education about some of the traits of successful college presidents. 

Wednesday, April 27

The Chronicle of Higher Education covers a new report finding that state spending on higher education is up, but not above pre-recession levels and with wide variations across the country. The Wall Street Journal reports that test scores released Wednesday show only 37 percent of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier.

Tuesday, April 26

Inside Higher Ed reports on a new White House push for its free community college initiative, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at what community colleges are doing to counteract declining enrollments and University Business explores how two-year institutions are reinventing themselves by shifting their focus from access to success.

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