Headlines From the Past Week
Thursday, Dec. 13
Despite Education Secretary DeVos’ comments in November that when financial aid increases, colleges raise their costs, there isn't definitive evidence to support this, writes NPR . . . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau failed to release an annual analysis of borrowers’ top complaints for the first time since the agency started investigating student-loan complaints in 2012 . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the University of California at Los Angeles’ negotiations with Elsevier, the academic publishing giant . . . Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy . . . The Atlantic takes a close look at how decades of budget cuts to higher education and changing views on the liberal arts are affecting the University of Wisconsin System, at a time considered one of the greatest higher education systems in the country.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
NPR reports on the hardships that first-generation rural college students face . . . Inside Higher Ed writes about an international conference on e-learning . . . An opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education argues that the students of today are vastly different from generations past—and they should be taught that way . . . A study released by The Institute for College Access & Success offers recommendations on college graduate employment data.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Republicans are joining Democrats in a vigorous examination of Department of Veterans Affairs failings, a rare area of bipartisan oversight on Capitol Hill . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a working paper suggesting that after telling high-achieving, low-income students they should apply to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, many of them did . . . The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Wendy Raymond, the new president of Haverford College . . . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviews former Clark Atlanta University president Ronald A. Johnson, who resigned after three-plus years leading one of the largest private universities in Georgia.
Monday, Dec. 10
The Atlantic asks what students do when a for-profit college closes . . . NPR reports that the Education Department has released a plan to help fix the troubled TEACH grant program . . . Washington and Lee University President William Dudley writes in The Washington Post how the school increased its number of Pell-eligible students . . . The Wall Street Journal takes a look at data on the costs of college . . . Inside Higher Ed looks at guaranteed admissions policies.