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HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

April 27, 2015



In today’s headlines, Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced Sunday that it will close all of its remaining 28 campuses today. And on Friday, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released guidance pertaining to Title IX coordinators on campus. These stories and more below:

Corinthian Colleges Inc. to Close Its Remaining Campuses
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) (April 27, 2015)

Title IX Coordinators Required
Inside Higher Ed (April 27, 2015)

College for the Masses
The New York Times (April 24, 2015)

The Rich Get Richer in Higher Ed: 40 Colleges Hold Two-Thirds of the Wealth, and Growing
The Washington Post (April 24, 2015)

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors? 
NPR (April 26, 2015)



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.

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