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  • The $833 billion albatross around the necks of women with college degrees

    • The Washington Post
    • 05/24/2017

    The burden of student debt is having an outsize impact on women who now hold nearly two thirds of the $1.3 trillion in outstanding education loans, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Women.

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  • Trump Budget Would Slash Student Aid and Research

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/24/2017

    White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

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  • Experiments With a New Way of Paying for College

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/22/2017

    Colleges (and nontraditional providers) experiment with income-share agreements as innovation that could help some people afford education and training.

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  • Push for 'Unit Records' Revived

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/16/2017

    Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.

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  • Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to inner-city youth

    • The University Record
    • 05/10/2017

    The students participate in fall and winter sessions, each consisting of eight Saturdays of project-based, hands-on courses, as well as intensive math and speech and communication arts courses. They also participate in a 16-day summer session consisting of daylong, Monday-Thursday courses over...

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  • Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong font

    • The Washington Post
    • 05/10/2017

    Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.

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  • Demanding Results on Transfer

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/09/2017

    Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.

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  • The Most Polarized Freshman Class in Half a Century

    • The Atlantic
    • 05/04/2017

    College freshmen are more politically polarized today than they have been in the last 51 years, new survey results show.

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  • Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

    • CNN
    • 05/03/2017

    The report calls on colleges to enroll more low-income students so that they make up at least 20% of the student body. Most colleges already do this, but there are 346 that fall short.

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  • Black-white grad gap vexes Mich. universities

    • Detroit News
    • 05/01/2017

    Many colleges in Michigan and across the nation struggle to graduate black students. Among the public universities in Michigan that landed on the report’s worst list were Oakland University (25.1 percentage point completion gap) and Saginaw Valley State University (26.6).

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