News

  • The Price of Admission

    • Slate
    • 12/05/2017

    Asians shouldn’t have to hide their heritage when applying to college. I did—and I’ll always regret it.

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  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: Congress should act now to protect dreamers

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 12/04/2017

    While there is no denying that our immigration system is broken, and there is much to be done when it comes to border security and enforcement, the issue of dreamers is a worthwhile place to start.

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  • Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind

    • The Atlantic
    • 11/29/2017

    As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty.

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  • Financial aid officers say the government must stop charging fees to borrow money for college

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/27/2017

    The federal government makes billions of dollars a year charging students and parents fees to borrow money for college, but a group of financial aid officers say those loan origination fees are a burdensome tax on families that Congress needs to end.

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  • New International Enrollments Decline

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/13/2017

    Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

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  • Maybe public universities aren’t shutting out more poor students after all

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/10/2017

    Recently, several news outlets wrote alarming articles about how selective public universities have been reducing the share of low-income students they enroll. However, the media have grossly overinterpreted the new finding, which comes from a report by the think tank New America.

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  • How the Tax Bill Affects Students and Families Paying for College

    • The New York Times
    • 11/09/2017

    The tax legislation that House Republicans proposed last week includes several changes that could affect student loans: the ability to deduct the interest on your loan would be eliminated; tuition paid by an employer would become taxable; and three existing tax breaks would be consolidated into...

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  • In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics

    • Politico
    • 11/09/2017

    The University of Michigan, like many public flagship universities, faces a crisis of confidence in working-class communities.

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  • The transition to college can be tough, even more so if you have autism

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/06/2017

    An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education.

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  • Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking

    • The New York Times
    • 11/03/2017

    The Department of Education interprets first-gen status in at least three different ways: the legislative definition (no parent in the household has a bachelor’s degree) and the two used for research (no education after high school; no degree after high school). Still other definitions are often...

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