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From Forbes: “On the one hand, the kinds of office jobs that will be replaced by AI are low-skilled ones that may not offer much… Read More

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From Higher Ed Dive: “The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it will use secret shoppers to monitor whether colleges are misrepresenting themselves in areas… Read More

China seeks AI ‘catch-up’ by creating its own ChatGPT-like tools

From University World News: “ChatGPT has left Chinese companies and universities playing catch-up and ignited a new ‘arms race’ with the United States … ChatGPT… Read More

University strikes: Why staff across the UK are taking industrial action

From BBC: “Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are striking on 20, 21 and 22 March. The UCU initially announced 18 days of… Read More

We just got a fresh sign that Biden’s plan to give millions of student-loan borrowers who fell behind on payments a shot at debt relief is working

From Business Insider: “The New York Federal Reserve released its quarterly report on household debt and credit … While it found that total debt balances… Read More

Conservative and liberals split at Supreme Court over Biden student loan plan

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As court debates student loans, borrowers see disconnect

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Millions of men are leaving the workforce. Here’s the lasting impact that has on the economy.

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‘Wasted money’: How career training companies scoop up federal funds with little oversight

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Department of Education delays guidance on TPS expansion

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Oxford and Cambridge ban ChatGPT over plagiarism fears

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