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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

October 21, 2016



In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed reports that a group of colleges has released voluntary standards for competency-based education. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at efforts by college admissions offices to comply with the new federal overtime wage threshold rule. See these and other stories below.

Quality and Competency
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 21, 2016)

Admissions Offices Scramble to Comply With New Overtime Rule
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (Oct. 21, 2016)

How Much Graduates Earn Drives More College Rankings
The New York Times (sub. req.) (Oct. 20, 2016)

Deferring a Key Battle for Wealthy Universities
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 21, 2016)

Arkansas Chancellor First Woman To Lead Connecticut School
Associated Press (Chicago Tribune) (Oct. 20, 2016)


Headlines from the Past Week 

Thursday, Oct. 20

Inside Higher Ed looks at who might lead the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee if Hillary Clinton is elected, and also reports on a joint statement signed by eight college presidents on values they and others hope to see in next U.S. president. The Hechinger Report examines Germany’s recent shift to free higher education, and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education reports that Education Secretary John King said in a speech yesterday that students need more preparation for civic life.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Inside Higher Ed looks at a new report on graduation rates for black football players, and The New York Times investigates the impact of Brexit on science and research.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Inside Higher Ed reports that enrollments in the community college sector are falling, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the cost of competency-based programs, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiles an initiative at the University of Virginia that lets donors decide collaboratively how to fund projects that strengthen the student experience.

Monday, Oct. 17

Inside Higher Ed writes that leaders of historically black colleges see opportunity for a strong relationship with Hillary Clinton, while The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a closer look at income-based repayment, the centerpiece of Donald Trump's higher education speech last week. The Atlantic explores the dangers of conflating “first-generation” and “low-income” students.

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