News

  • The Cost of Being First

    • The Atlantic
    • 10/16/2016

    Conflating “first-generation” and “low-income” students is inaccurate and isolating.

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  • Michigan’s ‘Next Step’ in Technology

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/14/2016

    U-M starts a “yearlong conversation” about innovation in the classroom to determine what a public research university should look like in the 21st century.
     

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  • University of Michigan to invest $85 million in diversity programs

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 10/06/2016

    University of Michigan to invest $85 million in a variety of programs to increase diversity on its Ann Arbor campus.

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  • The Unnecessarily Mysterious Cost of College

    • The Atlantic
    • 10/04/2016

    Despite an array of calculating tools, comparing financial-aid packages is still an incredibly dense and circular process.

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  • NCAN Study Confirms Lack of Awareness about Student Aid for College

    • National College Access Network
    • 10/04/2016

    Our most important survey finding won’t surprise college access and success practitioners: More than half of non-applicants said they “don’t know anything about financial aid.”

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  • States Fund More Student Aid

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/03/2016

    State-funded student financial aid increased by about 6 percent across the country in the 2014-15 academic year as states put more money into grant and nongrant programs alike, according to the latest round of an annual survey released Monday.

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  • Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

    • The Associated Press
    • 09/28/2016

    Financial aid, traditionally a lifeline for poorer students at public colleges, is increasingly being used to attract students from more affluent families. 

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  • Redoing Application Reading

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/27/2016

    Colleges and universities are preparing for a future in which student bodies are less white, Northeastern and Midwestern. That means changes for admissions readers, those who evaluate applications from prospective students.

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  • Why First Generation Students Need Mentors Who Get Them

    • PBS Newshour
    • 09/22/2016

    Novelist Jennine Capo Crucet grew up in Miami and attended Cornell University in Upstate New York. In addition to adjusting to the cold, Jennine learned to navigate campus as a first-generation college student.

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  • Record number of colleges now have ACT/SAT ‘optional’ or ‘flexible’ admissions policies

    • The Washington Post
    • 09/21/2016

    A new analysis of college admissions policies found that half of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges on the U.S. News & World Report rankings now have test-optional or test-flexible policies. In addition, a record number of more than 870 colleges and universities now report having...

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