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How a federal college completion fund could be a game-changer

From Forbes: “While some elements of the Biden administration’s higher education agenda have garnered more attention, a potentially game-changing higher education proposal has gone largely… Read More

Improving clarity in Financial Aid offers

From American Talent Initiative: “Financial aid offices across the country wield a powerful tool in shaping these decisions: the financial aid offer. In theory, it… Read More

How online learning fits in this fall

From Inside Higher Ed: “ ‘What I’m hearing right now is almost everyone wants to be in person and they really want to replicate fall… Read More

UK: Charter flight from China sells out in 30 minutes

From The PIE: “An international education organisation that is chartering flights from Hong Kong to the UK has reported high demand from Chinese students trying… Read More

Did Covid break students’ mental health?

From The Chronicle: “So far, the pandemic hasn’t caused a deluge of new psychological diagnoses among students. The emerging picture of Covid-19’s effect on student… Read More

Supporting college students: Mental health and disability in higher education

From Mental Health America: “Despite growing advocacy, students still often go without needed supports, like counseling or peer support. In addition to barriers to mental… Read More

The great disillusionment

From The Chronicle: “The Chronicle interviewed nearly 60 current and former higher-education professionals this summer about how the pandemic and the approaching fall term have… Read More

College move-in was supposed to mark a return to normal. Then came the delta variant

From NPR: “Nearly 50% of colleges are encouraging or incentivizing students to get vaccinated, through outreach to students, campus vaccine clinics and prizes… It’s been… Read More

Biden cuts more student debt but defers on bigger fixes

From Times Higher Education: “The Biden administration is more than doubling the number of borrowers eligible for forgiveness of their federal student loan debt, calling… Read More

What Howard University’s upswing means for other historically Black colleges

From NPR: “Students return to classes at Howard University on Monday, and they’re arriving at a high point for the school. This summer, journalist Nikole… Read More

China and Japan to keep borders shut for another term

From Times Higher Education: “International students have been left hanging once again as summer vacations end and yet another new term starts in China and… Read More

Long hard yards ahead for Australia’s university sector

From The PIE: “The university sector in Australia might take several years to bounce back from the hard hit it has taken since the start… Read More

Race still on to save lives, careers of Afghan academics

From University World News: “Scholars at Risk (SAR) along with dozens of higher education networks are still calling for the United States government, the European… Read More

UK university population becoming ‘more British’ post-Brexit

From Times Higher Education: “The UK’s university population is already becoming ‘more British’ post-Brexit, as plummeting numbers of European Union students means the proportion of… Read More

Demise of the baccalaureate degree

From Inside Higher Ed: “Overpriced, outdated and no longer required by an increasing number of employers, is the baccalaureate in a death spiral? … Employers… Read More

Earning a living and college credit at the same time

From Inside Higher Ed: “IBM software engineering apprentices can now translate their training into three semesters of college credit at participating institutions. Workers enrolled in… Read More

Positioning the institution as a learning partner for microcredentials

From Evolllution: “There is often a natural reluctance on the part of a traditional academic community to see value in short-term credentials, but our business… Read More

FDA paves way for college vaccine mandates

From Inside Higher Ed: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday, opening the door for colleges… Read More

Women put careers on hold during COVID to care for kids. They may never recover.

From Los Angeles Times: “Mothers with outside employment, among the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 recession, are returning to the workforce in impressive numbers, aided by… Read More

U.S. universities face another school year of too few Chinese students

From Fortune: “Chinese student applications for the coming academic year shrank 18% compared with last year’s cycle, according to data from application platform CommonApp. The… Read More

Binge-watching ‘The Chair’

From Inside Higher Ed: “The series is set at Pembroke University, a fictitious near-Ivy, so in some ways, it’s on a different planet than mine…. Read More

What colleges should know about the new Yik Yak

From The Chronicle: “The social-media app Yik Yak, where users can post anonymous messages visible to anyone within a five-mile radius, returned on Monday after… Read More

The rampant growth of US college tuition is finally slowing down

From Quartz: “College tuition has been rising consistently in the US for decades, but the increase is slowing down, according to the latest data from… Read More

Neighbours open up to Afghan students as Taliban takes over

From University World News: “Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries are opening up to students fleeing the conflict-torn country after the Taliban take-over, amid fears that disruption and… Read More

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