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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

July 31, 2015



In today’s headlines, The Wall Street Journal reports that the NLRB is soon to rule on the bid by Northwestern University (IL) football players to unionize. In other news, Inside Higher Ed looks at the federal work-study program and The Chronicle of Higher Education explores how the Obama administration’s limited program to offer Pell Grants to prisoners may spark change. See these and more stories below.


NLRB to Rule on Northwestern Football Players’ Bid to Unionize
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) (July 30, 2015)

Making Work-Study Work
Inside Higher Ed (July 31, 2015)

Pell for Prisoners? A Limited Program May Spark Change
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (July 31, 2015)

For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center
NPR (July 30, 2015)

College Board Bows to Critics, Revises AP U.S. History Course
The Washington Post (July 31, 2015)



Headlines from the Past Week 

Thursday, July 30

The Chronicle of Higher Education covers a Senate hearing on campus sexual assault, and The Associated Press reports that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the University of Phoenix. Inside Higher Ed explores whether a city’s police force could handle law enforcement on campus in the wake of a University of Cincinnati police officer being indicted for murder.

Wednesday, July 29

Inside Higher Ed looks at how the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is trying to deal with major state funding cuts, and The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on why Cornell University’s new applied-science campus in New York City wants to import Israeli-style entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, July 28

The Wall Street Journal has a pair of stories looking at postsecondary education for prisoners, including previewing a plan by the Obama administration to restore Pell Grants for prisoners. The Washington Post reports that The George Washington University has joined a growing number of institutions that are “test-optional,” and NASPA President Kevin Kruger writes in The Post that colleges don’t need more state mandates in the area of campus sexual assault.

Monday, July 27

Inside Higher Ed previews a speech Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is slated to deliver today outlining the higher education priorities of the Obama administration as it enters its final 18 months in office. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the rules surrounding campus police patrolling off campus and The New York Times examines issues around campus mental health and suicide.

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