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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

June 18, 2019



Inside Higher Ed writes that big solutions for student debt will be one of the top higher education debates for 2019 . . . The New York Times reports that visa delays have left hundreds of international students stranded, while Bloomberg examines how the U.S. trade war with China might affect the flow of international students . . . The Hechinger Report examines studies on working while in college, finding that work interferes with academics but also boosts adult earnings . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education writes that Turning Point USA is funneling thousands of dollars to student-government campaigns on college campuses . . . Diverse: Issues In Higher Education writes about the priorities of Dr. Marcheta Evans, new president of Bloomfield College in New Jersey. 

Top Higher Ed Debate in 2019? Big Solutions for Borrowers
Inside Higher Ed (June 18, 2019)

Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students​
The New York Times (sub. req.) (June 16, 2019)

U.S. Colleges Worry Trade War Imperils Flow of Chinese Students
Bloomberg (June 18, 2019)

The Paradox of Working While in College
The Hechinger Report (June 17, 2019)

Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (May 7, 2017)

Pioneering PBI-HSI President Discusses Priorities​
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (June 17, 2019)

Headlines From the Past Week

Monday, June 17

Inside Higher Ed examines a new survey by Third Way that shows the public still believes in the value of colleges and universities and their degrees and also thinks the institutions must do a better job of educating students affordably and effectively . . . The Associated Press reports that the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats running for president . . . The Hechinger Report examines how the University of Georgia is working to make sure academic jargon is not a barrier to entry for students navigating the college application process  . . . The Washington Post​ profiles Esther Garcia in a piece on what it means to be a first-generation college student.

Friday, June 14

Inside Higher Ed looks at Google’s plans to bolster its online IT certificate program by adding career resources for students and expanding its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees . . . Education Dive covers a report examining how states are planning to boost attainment rates . . . The Seattle Times Editorial Board writes in support of the College Board’s new “adversity index” in college admissions . . . A survey​ released by the University of Colorado Denver finds that the institution makes an $802 million economic impact on the state each year through research, student spending, construction, and teaching.

Thursday, June 13

Education Dive looks at how colleges are working to reenroll students who leave school . . . The Washington Post examines the role athletics plays in admissions . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education explores efforts to more effectively recognize and prevent intimate-partner violence . . . Inside Higher Ed covers the deal struck between State University of New York system and Lumen Learning to expand and fill gaps in a system wide platform to deliver open educational resources free to students . . . Detroit's 92-year-old Marygrove College will close in December, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Wednesday, June 12

Inside Higher Ed reports on the Education Department’s proposed accreditation rules . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how researchers at Johns Hopkins University explained their work helping Baltimore ninth-graders build vocabulary and read more fluently to members of Congress . . . The Hechinger Report​ explores efforts to enhance college guidance programs for rural students.

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