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CBO: White House plan to cancel student loan debt costs $400 billion

From The Washington Post: “A White House plan to cancel student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans will cost roughly $400 billion, according… Read More

What are the Liberal Arts?

From Inside Higher Ed: “What does it mean to study the liberal arts, either at a liberal arts college or within a larger university? The… Read More

Platform helps US students sell slots on oversubscribed courses

From Times Higher Education: “The common problem of oversubscribed courses at US universities has met a possible match in a couple of University of Chicago… Read More

How student debt has contributed to ‘delayed’ adulthood

From The Atlantic: “Student debt can lead many people to defer important life decisions and milestones. In a 2001 survey, 36 percent of young people… Read More

The next chapter for learning on YouTube

From YouTube: “To improve the YouTube experience in educational environments, we’re launching YouTube Player for Education — a new YouTube embedded player that shows content… Read More

Why U.S. News may have to rethink how it creates college rankings

From The Washington Post: “As my Post colleague Nick Anderson wrote, the release of the rankings comes with new complaints about the methodology, as well… Read More

Growing out-of-state enrollment at flagship universities could be worsening the student-debt crisis

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “A recent report from the Brookings Institution found that nearly every state flagship university increased its share of out-of-state… Read More

Can $100 million help student-success programs work together, rather than compete?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Six nonprofit groups that help low-income and other disadvantaged students graduate from college will receive a $100-million infusion of… Read More

India leapfrogs China in new graduate enrollments

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “India has surged ahead of China to become the leading source of new international graduate students in the United… Read More

Universities call for return of maintenance grants for students in England

From The Guardian: “Steve West, vice-chancellor of the University of the West of England, told the Universities UK annual conference in Leicester that the new… Read More

‘I can breathe a little bit more.’ How student debt relief will affect 8 borrowers, in their words

From PBS News Hour: “‘The changes will have a significant impact on me, and my family as well. My partner’s remaining student debt will be… Read More

The unasked question about the student loan bailout: What’s colleges’ responsibility?

From The Hechinger Report: “Claudio Martinez followed every step of the process that culminated with President Joe Biden declaring that a part of all that… Read More

Is college worth it? Biden’s loan-forgiveness plan puts the debate in overdrive

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “After Biden announced the loan-cancellation plan, conservatives railed on the unfairness of forgiving student loans but also threw shade… Read More

Borrowers in 7 states may be taxed on their student loan cancellation

From NPR: “While President Biden’s sweeping student debt relief won’t be subject to federal income tax, in seven states borrowers may have to pay state… Read More

Why aren’t student loans simple? Because this is America

From The New York Times: “If we want higher education to cost less, we should make it cheaper when people enroll. But that’s not how… Read More

Hazing

PBS: “Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses… Read More

You’ve dropped degree requirements. Now what?

From Work Shift: “Based on my conversations with employers there are a few concerns if hiring managers are not brought along, data is not captured,… Read More

Expanding access is not a priority for top schools – Study

From University World News: “Elite American colleges and universities are not using increases in their large endowments to facilitate access to these schools by the… Read More

Third of US college graduates live with parents

From Times Higher Education: “Nearly a third of US college graduates return home to live with their parents, a long-term analysis has found, in what… Read More

Colleges burn through Covid cash trying to soften inflation for students

From Politico: “The high price of gas, food and rent is straining students’ access to higher education. In response, institutions like Benedict College are using… Read More

8 big questions as colleges start fall 2022

From Higher Ed Dive: “Meanwhile, the politics and policy landscape looks very different than it used to, as President Joe Biden last month announced a… Read More

Do universities teach students to think critically?

From Times Higher Education: “‘The assessment done by universities doesn’t guarantee that candidates have the problem-solving skills that employers think are important, and so they… Read More

More students now prefer blended learning than in-person – survey

From Times Higher Education: “A majority of UK students now say they would prefer a mix of on-site and online tuition, according to a major… Read More

Biden’s cancellation of billions in debt won’t solve the larger problem

From The Atlantic: “The debt relief—which by one estimate could cost a total of $300 billion—is a massive benefit for Americans who have struggled to… Read More

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