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3 ways to combat higher ed skepticism

August 5, 2022

Via: eCampus News

There are numerous ways to calculate the value of a college education. There’s the generational impact of education, which drives socioeconomic development for communities. There’s also the value of an educated citizenry, which can be trusted to make good decisions […]


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Public trust in colleges lags among Gen Z

August 2, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

At a time when American institutions across the board are taking hits to their trustworthiness, colleges outranked the government, corporations and media organizations on the trust scale — even by groups who broadly reported low levels of trust , the […]


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School mask mandates continue to loosen

August 1, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Despite a new COVID-19 variant that has led to another surge in cases, mask mandates are continuing to loosen in school districts getting ready to open for the new school year. A new wave of cases tied to omicron subvariant […]


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Mississippi, Alabama Colleges Receive Bomb Threats

July 29, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Multiple higher education institutions in Mississippi and Alabama received bomb threats this week. Hinds Community College Nursing and Allied Health Center in Jackson, Miss., received a threat Thursday morning, WAPT news reported. Mississippi State University, William Carey University, Meridian Community […]


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Medical Students Walk Out on Anti-Abortion Speaker

July 25, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

In the weeks before the speech, students petitioned to have the speaker changed. The speaker was Kristin Collier, an assistant professor at the medical school. She has spoken out many times against abortion. “While we support the rights of freedom of […]


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Hillsdale President Clarifies Criticism of Teachers

July 19, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Hillsdale College’s president, Larry P. Arnn, now says he “has deep and abiding affection for teachers.” Arnn has been under fire in Tennessee for comments he made while in the presence of Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee, a Republican. Arnn […]


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Taking construction education into a new age

July 18, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Construction education is evolving, because the worlds of both construction and education are evolving. In construction, new technology, tools and techniques are re-shaping how projects are designed, built and maintained. In education, laptops have become as common as spiral-bound notebooks […]


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U of Michigan Hires New President

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Michigan will hire Santa Ono, a biomedical researcher and experienced higher education administrator, as its 15th president and first of Asian descent. The decision was made via unanimous vote by Michigan’s eight-member Board of Regents at a […]


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Faculty perk at center of issues that led to Castro resignation in use on other CSU campuses

July 12, 2022

Via: EdSource

The perk at the heart of a buyout of a Fresno State administrator in 2020 that led to the resignation of Joseph I. Castro as chancellor was not an isolated situation. Since 2015, a handful of administrators across the CSU […]


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Jacksonville Coach Out Amid Bullying Allegations

July 11, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Alex Ricker-Gilbert, the athletic director of Jacksonville University, issued a statement that announced that Ron Grigg is stepping down from his position as head coach of women’s cross country and track and field staff, and of the men’s cross country […]


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How one district used Covid funds to send kids to camp — on a college campus

July 11, 2022

Via: EdSource

Summer can be pretty slow in Lodi if you’re a teenager. There’s the pool, there’s pizza night at the teen center, and there’s TV. But 240 high school students from Lodi Unified escaped boredom this summer when they spent two […]


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Seattle Pacific Students End Sit-In, Plan Lawsuit

July 5, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Students at Seattle Pacific University have ended a month-long sit-in at the university, but are vowing to sue the university. Leaders of the students posted their plans on Instagram. The sit-in and the planned suit are over the university’s policy […]


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Curry College Fires Employee After Probe of Hateful Graffiti

July 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Curry College, in Massachusetts, has fired an employee linked to hateful graffiti found on campus this year, WHDH News reported. Curry students found more than a dozen swastikas and racist graffiti in dorm bathrooms, laundry rooms and other areas on […]


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Maryland curbs seclusion of students in public schools

June 30, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Secluding students will no longer be allowed in Maryland’s public schools under a law taking effect on Friday. Gov. Larry Hogan allowed the bill to become law without his signature in April, just months after an investigation by the U.S. […]


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Global Universities Call for Academic Freedom

June 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U7+ Alliance of World Universities, 45 research universities from around the world, has issued a new statement on academic freedom. “Academic freedom is an essential contributor to the advancement of knowledge and prosperity, yet it faces limitations around the […]


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4 ways ed leaders can prepare for funds in newly enacted gun safety bill

June 27, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With the enactment of the $13 billion Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, schools will have an influx of available federal funds to put toward expanding mental health supports and improving learning conditions and school safety. President Joe Biden, who has urged […]


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Higher ed leaders decry the overturning of Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Higher ed leaders largely decried the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with some campus leaders pledging to support their students and employees in obtaining abortions. The Supreme Court’s decision overturned nearly a half-century of precedent […]


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How Georgia State engages students in every part of esports

June 24, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Universities and gaming have always had an uneasy, if not outright adversarial, relationship. Many of the early PC gamers got their start at colleges and universities because universities were one of the earliest adopters of the internet and many people’s […]


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Education Dept. Agrees to Settle 200,000 Borrower-Defense Claims

June 24, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department on Wednesday agreed to settle about 200,000 borrower-defense claims brought in a lawsuit against the department. The agreement will automatically provide the elimination of student loan debts for those involved. The agreement states that “attendance at one […]


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Ed Department strikes $6B settlement with students who attended for-profits

June 23, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The settlement agreement could bring to a close a yearslong legal dispute over hundreds of thousands of borrower defense claims. The list of institutions whose borrower defense claimants will receive automatic relief is wide-ranging — it includes currently operating colleges, […]