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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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  • What the new tax law means for college affordability

    • Forbes.com
    • 03/08/2018

    Now that the dust from the new tax law has settled, this much is clear: colleges and the students they serve have come away only marginally affected, a far cry from what seemed possible at the outset of the tax-bill process.

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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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  • New College Endowment Tax Won't Help Low-Income Students. Here's How It Could.

    • The Brookings Institution
    • 02/23/2018

    There is not very much to like about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It delivers big benefits to the affluent, creates new loopholes and complexities, and will send the deficit soaring. One provision with some merit, however, is the introduction of a tax on the endowments of wealthy colleges...

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  • Record Numbers Take Advanced Placement Courses

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/21/2018

    The College Board reported today that a record 1.17 million students in the high school Class of 2017 took at least one Advanced Placement course. That's up from 1.14 million in one year and far more dramatically over a decade. Of the Class of 2007, 23.9 percent took at least one AP course, but...

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