Headlines from the Past Week
Friday, April 24
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Arizona State University President Michael Crow and explores ASU’s plan to offer a low-cost freshman year via MOOCs. Inside Higher Ed looks at the new book on campus sexual assault by prominent author Jon Krakauer.
Thursday, April 23
The Wall Street Journal looks at how institutions are rethinking the operations of their academic medical centers. The New York Times reports on a move by Arizona State University to offer an online, low-cost program to freshmen, and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education writes that a new analysis predicts that spending on Medicaid over the next decade could crowd out state spending on public colleges.
Wednesday, April 22
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls for doubling the budget for the National Institutes of Health in an op-ed for The New York Times. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Hill report on resolutions and legislation introduced this week in the House and Senate targeting college affordability, and Inside Higher Ed interviews new University of Texas Chancellor William H. McRaven.
Tuesday, April 21
The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the hurdles faced by new community college presidents, while Inside Higher Ed reports on the increasing participation in online courses at 2-year institutions. The Arizona Republic reports on a new plan to charge “Dreamers” less in tuition at state institutions, although not the in-state cost paid by other Arizona residents.
Monday, April 20
Inside Higher Ed reports on a contract between the Department of Education and a nonprofit research company hired to analyze data, test models and build a website for the Obama administration’s planned college ratings system. The Hechinger Report looks at a new report on the impact of tightened credit standards for parent PLUS loans, and Bloomberg reports that Stanford University has announced it will ban students found guilty of sexual assault.