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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

July 29, 2016



In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed tells the story of how a faculty member laid off from the University of Southern Maine returned to become the institution’s provost. In other news, Sheila Bair, president of Washington College (MD) shares her strategies for ensuring that students can get a good liberal arts education and not pay too high a price for it. See these and more stories below.

From Laid-Off Professor to Provost
Inside Higher Ed (July 29, 2016)

Damming Student Debt: One Liberal-Arts College’s Approach
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (July 29, 2016)

Clinton's Free-Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?
All Things Considered (NPR) (July 28, 2016)

Northern Essex CC Combating Immigrant ‘Brain Waster’ Phenomenon
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (July  28, 2016)


Headli​nes From the Past Week 

Thursday, July 28 

NPR interviews author and higher education finance expert Sandy Baum, who makes the case that the student loan crisis is overblown and says the focus should be on the small percentage of borrowers who are really struggling.  Inside Higher Ed reports on the potential next act for Corinthian Colleges’ campuses.

Wednesday, July 27

Higher education and now-official Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s college plan continue to be a focus of discussion and coverage as the Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia. Bloomberg looks at the ongoing impact on public institutions in Illinois as a result of that state’s budget fight.

Tuesday, July 26

Inside Higher Ed reports on how nine institutions in Washington state are working together to foster a college-going culture among local K-12 students. The Wall Street Journal looks at efforts by colleges to spur more students to graduate within four years.

Monday, July 25

The Hechinger Report looks at the Democratic Party’s higher education platform as the party’s convention opens in Philadelphia, and Inside Higher Ed explores the higher education record of Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s first conference, held last week at George Washington University.

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