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Despite TikTok bans, colleges are thriving on the app

From Inside Higher Ed: “According to a 2022 Pew Research study, two-thirds of teenagers use TikTok, making it a vital recruiting tool for colleges. In… Read More

Why are prices rising more for lower-income college students than their higher-income peers?

From The Hechinger Report: “Bradley is among nearly 700 universities and colleges that, over the last decade, have raised the prices paid by their lowest-income… Read More

If race-conscious admissions end, selective colleges would struggle to create diverse classes

From Higher Ed Dive: “Selective colleges would struggle to create diverse student bodies if they could not consider race as an admissions factor, according to… Read More

Can Turnitin cure higher ed’s AI fever?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Turnitin will release a ‘preview’ of its newly developed AI-detection tool, Originality. In doing so, the company will try to convince… Read More

Talk of humanities crisis ‘overblown’, UK sector leaders say

From Times Higher Education: “UK politicians may steer school-leavers towards STEM courses, but talk of a ‘crisis’ in the humanities is overstated, according to a… Read More

Human dilemmas in the face of technological progress

ChatGPT is truly fascinating. A real-life manifestation of ideas found in science-fiction stories. However, we don’t know how to feel about it … yet. Articles… Read More

Lawmakers expand their assault on colleges’ DEI efforts

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “State lawmakers in 13 states have introduced at least 21 bills since December that aim to restrict colleges’ efforts… Read More

DEI goals are worthy. Campus DEI bureaucracies fail them

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Writing about DEI in public forums, we have seen firsthand that criticism of DEI initiatives is often mistaken for… Read More

Soros-backed network aims to resist DeSantis’ crusade

From Times Higher Education: “Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ growing intrusion into academia has sparked plans for a nationwide student network backed by billionaire George Soros… Read More

DEIxis: Diversity, equity and inclusion empowering context-rich learning

From The Evolllution: “Those that oppose redesigning curriculum to include diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles would have us believe it creates bland, boring and… Read More

A free online university has grown to 126,000 students. What can it teach traditional colleges?

From EdSurge: “When Shai Reshef started a free online university called University of the People nearly 15 years ago, skepticism was high. … Today, the… Read More

Biden’s budget calls for $820 pell increase

From Inside Higher Ed: “President Biden is seeking a third increase to the annual Pell Grant, of $820, as part of his budget request to… Read More

Why chatGPT makes me hopeful—not worried—for the future of college and careers

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

Education department will use ‘secret shoppers’ to monitor colleges

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

After a decade of growth, degree earners decline

From Inside Higher Ed: “The number of students who earned undergraduate degrees fell by 1.6 percent last year, reversing nearly a decade of steady growth,… 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

From NPR: “The biggest sticking point of the day, though, was whether the six state objectors have legal standing to challenge the student loan forgiveness… Read More

As court debates student loans, borrowers see disconnect

From The Public’s Radio: “Arguments at the Supreme Court over President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation left some borrowers feeling isolated as they heard such… Read More

How short-term thinking deters colleges from accepting transfer credits

From Inside Higher Ed: “The paper suggests that the default approach at many colleges is to reject credits in part because campus leaders think it… Read More

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

From USA Today: “In January, the share of 25- to 54-year-old men working or job-hunting was at 88.5%, below the pre-pandemic mark of 89.2%. By… Read More

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

From The Hechinger Report: “Between 2018 and 2021, these schools took in more than $239 million in federal workforce grants from the Department of Labor… Read More

Nearly half of students lack key academic guidance

From Inside Higher Ed: “Just 55 percent of students say they’ve been advised on required coursework for graduation, according to Inside Higher Ed and College… Read More

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