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A Recession Is Looming. Even Harvard Is Uncertain About What That Means for Higher Ed.

5 hours 26 min ago
The university has new revenue streams. It’s in the process of restructuring its endowment management. And an American culture of greater skepticism about higher ed means colleges may bear the brunt of any downturn on many fronts.
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Then Enrollment Fell Off a Cliff: How Beloit College Is Trying to Regain Students

6 hours 19 min ago
After an unexpected boom in students, its entering class fell from 323 to 263, which meant a big decline in tuition revenue.
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America Draws Students From Around the World. Its Gun Culture Is Pushing Them Away.

9 hours 21 min ago
Gun violence could be the “elephant in the room,” the little-talked-about factor that deters international students from studying in the United States.
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Education Department Decision Could Imperil Some Programmatic Accreditors

November 14, 2019 - 6:36pm
The agency’s denial of recognition to a new nursing accreditor has left some higher-education experts confused and concerned about a possible new interpretation of existing regulations.
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3 Key Findings From a New Study on What Graduates Get Out of College

November 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
A paper drawing on survey responses from some 20,000 college graduates seeks to extend the discussion of college returns to include intellectual, civic, and psychological outcomes.
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How Chasing Prestige Is Starting to Strain Some Elite Institutions

November 14, 2019 - 4:49pm
Among highly selective institutions, there are actually two separate groups, the elites and the super-elites, experts say.
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How a Radical Restructuring Plan Fractured a Campus and Fueled a No-Confidence Vote

November 14, 2019 - 11:52am
Faculty members accuse the University of Tulsa’s top leaders of working to silence critics of a plan that will slash the liberal arts. Administrators say the restructuring move is about survival.
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‘Brilliant’ Philosophers and ‘Funny’ Psychology Instructors: What a Data-Visualization Tool Tells Us About How Students See Their Professors.

November 14, 2019 - 9:00am
 A data-visualization tool created by a professor helps shed light on the gender- and discipline-specific ways in which students judge instructors.    
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The Real Threat From China?

November 14, 2019 - 7:24am
Without Chinese co-authors, the number of scholarly articles published by American researchers in science and engineering would have declined, a new study finds. And other top news in global higher education. 
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A New Study Calculates Return on Investment — 40 Years After Enrollment. Here’s What We Learned.

November 13, 2019 - 10:05pm
Return on investment can vary widely, even among similar types of high-profile institutions. And the top performers are often highly specialized.
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Transitions: U. System of Maryland Names Next Leader

November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, will become chancellor of the Maryland system.
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$1 Billion in Grants Will Support 4 Research Institutions

November 13, 2019 - 11:52am
The Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern California have each received an equal share through a group of foundations set up by Tom Lord, a businessman who died in 1989.
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How to Get More Rural Students Ready for College? Start With Broadband.

November 13, 2019 - 10:15am
They lag behind urban and suburban students in some aspects of college readiness, but the story isn’t that simple. Nor are the solutions.
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As Funding for Nuclear Weapons Grows, So Does University Involvement, Report Says

November 12, 2019 - 10:01pm
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says American universities are part of an effort to upgrade the nuclear-weapons stockpile.
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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs DACA’s Fate as Immigrants Rally Outside

November 12, 2019 - 5:56pm
At oral arguments in a landmark case, the justices appear to be leaning toward letting the Dreamers’ protection expire.
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A College Made Famous by the ‘Little House’ Books Will Be Sold for $1. Here’s What That Tells Us About Higher Education.

November 12, 2019 - 4:34pm
Three takeaways from the sale of the historic Iowa College for the Blind, expected this month.
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After a Freshman’s Death, Cornell U. Fraternities Ban Some of Their Own Events. But Is the Move Merely Symbolic?

November 12, 2019 - 3:38pm
A string of Greek-related fatalities at campuses across the country spurs a range of responses from university administrators.
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MIT Media Lab Researcher’s TED Talk Is Removed

November 11, 2019 - 4:28pm
The talk about food computers — controlled environments that grow plants and collect data — does not meet TED’s science standards, the organization says. 
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‘Each Year Is a Full New Crop’: An Iowa College Prepares for Enrollment Change

November 11, 2019 - 11:22am
With a major tuition reset and a bold plan to visit every high school in the state, Central College believes it’s positioned well for predicted demographic challenges.
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How Universities Used Enslaved People

November 10, 2019 - 4:30pm
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian digs into the racist past of his own university.
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