News

  • The growing college graduation gap

    • New York Times
    • 03/27/2018

    First, some good news: In recent decades, students from modest backgrounds have flooded onto college campuses. At many high schools where going to college was once exotic, it’s now normal. When I visit these high schools, I see college pennants all over the hallways, intended to send a message:...

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  • UC President Napolitano calls for guaranteed admission of all qualified community college students

    • Los Angeles Times
    • 03/20/2018

    University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely by guaranteeing admission to all qualified state community college students.

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  • Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen

    • Reuters
    • 03/16/2018

    Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.

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  • International Student Enrollment: What the Data Show

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 03/14/2018

    More than a million international students enrolled in American colleges in 2016-17, but experts note that the growth is slowing down.

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  • Low-income, first-generation students have - finally - established a beachhead at Ivy League schools. Now the real works starts.

    • Washington Post
    • 03/14/2018

    The U.S. Education Department just released a report on “first-generation students” and their college access, persistence and postbachelor’s outcomes — and the news was not especially good.

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  • Why colleges are embracing the #NeverAgain movement

    • The Atlantic
    • 03/12/2018

    Colleges are assuring students that gun-control activism won’t affect their chances at admission—and affirming their value of civic engagement in the process.

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  • Students say diversity is more important than free speech

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/12/2018

    A new Gallup/Knight Foundation report breaks down student attitudes on the First Amendment.

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  • Random Roommates Only

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/02/2018

    Duke University takes away from first-year students the ability to pick their roommates. This move goes against recent trends -- and raises questions about diversity, tolerance and the college experience.

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  • Funding the Dream

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/01/2018

    Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

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  • The Perils of Trashing the Value of College

    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 02/23/2018

    This question of who gets educated — who deserves the time and resources to learn — is not new.

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