HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

January 20

Inside Higher Ed covers a report by NACAC and NASFAA calling for major changes in the systems used to admit and award aid to students... The Wall Street Journal reports that Arizona State University aims to enroll 100 million more students by 2030… The Washington Post profiles Freeman Hrabowski, the longtime president of University of Maryland Baltimore County who is retiring at the end of the academic year… The Biden administration is giving U.S. colleges and universities another $198 million to help them curb COVID-19 and address student needs such as housing and food amid the ongoing pandemic…

A Radical Approach to Who Gets In
Inside Higher Ed
| Jan. 20, 2022

Arizona State University Looks To Enroll 100 Million More Students by 2030
The Wall Street Journal
(sub. req.) | Jan. 20, 2022

He Transformed a Small University in Maryland. Now Freeman Hrabowski Is Ready for His Next Act.
The Washington Post
(sub. req.) | Jan. 16, 2022​

U.S. Colleges Get Another $198 Mln to Tackle COVID -Statement
Reuters | Jan. 20, 2022

January 19

​Inside Higher Ed explores Compton College’s creation of a new position focused on the academic needs of Black and Latino men…The state of California is giving grants to low-income college students for community service work…In the Chronicle of Higher Education newsletter, The Edge Goldie Blumenstyk looks at some of the outcomes and lessons learned after Fort Lewis College won a competition offering two years of free consulting…

A Decades-long ‘National Crisis,’ and a New Position
Inside Higher Ed
| Jan. 19, 2022

State To Give $10,000 To Low-income College Students for Community Service Work
Los Angeles Times
  (sub. req.) | Jan. 19, 2022

Where Does $2 Million in Free Consulting Get You?​
The Chronicle of Higher Education
  (sub. req.)| Jan. 19, 2022

January 18

The New York Times reports that some universities are preparing for a new phase of the pandemic, one that acknowledges that the virus is here to stay and requires a rethinking of how to handle life on campus...The Common Application has released its data from December and the overall numbers of students using the application are somewhat encouraging for higher education, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Some Colleges Loosen Rules for a Virus That Won’t Go Away
The New York Times
(sub. req.) | Jan. 16, 2022

Good News on Admissions—up to a Point​
Inside Higher Ed
| Jan. 18, 2022​​​

January 14

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how colleges can reach the students lost to higher education during the fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pan​demic… A Texas community college group is offering free tuition, food and housing assistance writes The Hechinger Report… The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has hit a historic fundraising goal of $4.25 billion one year ahead of schedule.​

​​How Colleges Can Reach the Lost Freshmen of 2020
The Chronicle of Higher Education
(sub. req.) | Jan.13, 2022 

This Texas Community College Group Is Offering Free Tuition – And Much More
The Hechinger Report
| Jan. 14, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill Hits Its $4 Billion Fundraising Goal a Year Early, Even Amid Pandemic
The News & Observer
(sub. req.) | Jan. 14, 2022 

January 13

​​Student enrollment at colleges fell once again in the fall, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, prompting worries that the declines are part of an enduring trend, writes The Washington Post…An opinion piece in The Boston Globe explores how colleges could help with testing as the Omicron wave puts pressure on the health care system… The Wall Street Journal gives an ​overview of how the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has caused many campuses to re-think their re-opening strategies at the start of the new semester. 

Colleges Lost 465,000 Students This Fall. The Continued Erosion of Enrollment Is Raising Alarms.​ 
The Washington Post
(sub. req.) | Jan. 13, 2022

​Opinion: With Students Remote, Universities Should Put COVID-19 Testing Capacity To Good Use 

The Boston Globe (sub. req.) | Jan. 12, 2022

Covid-19 Prompts Colleges to Rip Up Plans for Start of the Semester​

The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) | Jan. 13, 2022​​

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