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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

September 29, 2016



In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed reports on a survey by the Association of Governing Boards that indicates while most presidents and board members from both public and private institutions believe that shared governance is working adequately, they believe it could be more effective. In other news, The Hechinger Report covers a report on college cost and completion by The Education Trust that takes state and federal governments to task, and the Los Angeles Times looks at that city’s plan to target community college students for free tuition. See these and more stories below.

Shared Governance, Not Shared Power
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 29, 2016)

College Completion Failures Must Be Tackled in Tandem with Costs, Report Says
The Hechinger Report (Sept. 29, 2016)

L.A. Targets Full-Time Community College Students for Free Tuition
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (Sept. 29, 2016)

Hillary Clinton’s College Plan Appeals to the Left, but Educators Have Doubts
The New York Times (sub. req.) (Sept. 29, 2016)

Mizzou Incident Rekindles Anger Over Treatment of Black Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Sept. 29, 2016)

Feds Found Widespread Fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why Are Students Still Paying the Price?
The Washington Post (Sept. 29, 2016)

Mathematician To Become Chapman University's 13th President
Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) (Sept. 28, 2016)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Inside Higher Ed reports that the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has become a key regulator of the student loan industry and for-profit higher education institutions. The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how the University of Central Missouri has worked to institute novel changes in how it handles sexual assault cases, and The Washington Post carries an excerpt from a book by the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education criticizing the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter on Title IX issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. 

Tuesday, Sept. 27

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at unconventional wisdom on student debt. NPR explores a program helping Native Americans access higher education and a Boston Globe op-ed examines hunger on campus.

Monday, Sept. 26

The Chronicle of Higher Education carries an essay by Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth examining President Obama’s higher education legacy, as well as a series of responses to Roth’s piece. NPR reports on nontraditional students becoming the “new normal.”

Friday, Sept. 23

Politico is among those covering the decision by the Department of Education to withdraw recognition from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The Chronicle of Higher Education explores in an episode of its Re:Learning podcast how colleges should adapt in a networked age.

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