In today’s headlines, The Washington Post reports that President Obama is nominating John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education covers the findings of a new survey of college-bound students that showed applicants want a mix of old and new technology in the recruitment process. See these and more stories below.
Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate John B. King Jr. to Officially Take the Role of Education Secretary
The Washington Post (Feb. 11, 2016)
Applicants Want Mix of Old and New Technology in Recruitment, Survey Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 11, 2016)
Wellesley College Names Paula Johnson as President
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Feb. 11, 2016)
The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) of Sending Health Students Abroad
NPR (Feb. 11, 2016)
Clinton, Sanders Clash Over Cost of Plans
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) (Feb. 11, 2016)
Headlines From the Past Week
Thursday, February 11
Many outlets, including Inside Higher Ed, are reporting on a new survey that found that student activism on college and university campuses is at an all-time high. The Washington Post covers the financial troubles currently faced by the University of California at Berkeley, and the steps the institution will have to undertake to reposition itself financially.
Wednesday, February 10
The Washington Post features an interview with U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) discussing their higher education ambitions for the coming year, particularly the pending reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The Chronicle of Higher Education explores what President Obama’s FY2017 budget means for higher education and NPR examines the ways in which technology is changing the college admissions process for international students.
Monday, February 8
The Hill reports that President Obama this week will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in local community colleges and hire their graduates. Inside Higher Ed reports on the results of two new studies that show that low-income students can graduate at high rates when they receive financial and academic supports from external groups.
Friday, February 5
Stanford University has named neuroscientist and entrepreneur Marc Tessier-Lavigne as its 11th president, the Department of Education adds requirements for accreditors, and George Washington University sees applications rise after dropping test scores requirements.