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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

August 18, 2016



Daily headlines will be on hiatus beginning Aug. 18 through Labor Day. We will return on Sept. 6.



Headli​nes From the Past Week 

Wednesday, August 17

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at three institutions that experienced campus racial tension over the past year and how the leaders of those schools are searching for common ground between protesters and administrators. In other news, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Morehouse College has received a grant to ramp up its efforts to diversify the STEM field and coverage continued about the Education Department’s announcement that it will provide funding for an experiment to open federal student financial aid to alternative providers.

Tuesday, August 16

The Wall Street Journal reports on the Education Department’s plan to give up to $17 million in loans and grants to fund nontraditional training for students and in an opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher urges lawmakers to look at what states are already doing to reduce tuition costs for low- and middle-income students. And as colleges and universities prepare to welcome new students on campus this month, Elon University (NC) president Leo Lambert explains what institutions can do to make college matter in The Conversation.

Monday, August 15

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual Almanac of Higher Education includes a look at diversity at primarily white institutions led by African-American presidents. In other news, NPR reports on a program that works to help college-bound Native Americans.

Friday, August 12

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how state higher education officials are discussing ways they can promote the goal of making diversity and inclusion a part of the fabric of their institutions, and Inside Higher Ed reports that the U.S. Department of Education has denied a Utah-based for-profit college's application to change its tax status.

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