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Plato in Marketing Class

Inside Higher Ed
May 24, 2016

Champlain College is proud of its pre-professional programs, and also of an unusual approach to general education that lasts for four years.

Making Exclusive Clubs More Inclusive

Inside Higher Ed
May 24, 2016

Colleges are asking if there's still a place on campus for student groups with limits on who may join.

Loyola University Chicago Names First Nonordained President

Chicago Tribune
May 24, 2016

Loyola University Chicago has announced Jo Ann Rooney as its new president, the first woman and first nonordained church member to assume that role.  Rooney takes over the post following the university's nearly yearlong search for its 24th leader. Rooney succeeds John Pelissero, a political science professor, who has been serving as interim president since July following the resignation of the Rev. Michael J. Garanzini.  Garanzini stepped down last June after 14 years in the position.

At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum?

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2016

By putting their demands in writing and asking for written responses, this year’s wave of activists may have done next year’s protesters a favor. Shaun R. Harper, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, says there is now "a record of some of the assurances that have been made to student activists and students of color."

Adjuncts Vote to Unionize at Saint Louis U.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2016

Adjunct faculty members in two divisions of Saint Louis University have voted overwhelmingly to unionize, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Monday.  Part-time instructors in the university’s College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences voted 89 to 28 in favor of forming a union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union. One hundred and fifty-six adjuncts were eligible to vote.

Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here Are Some Clues.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2016

What might a Donald J. Trump presidency mean for higher education? Now that the Republican field has narrowed to a single candidate, it’s inevitable that higher-ed policy watchers are wondering. But it’s not an easy question to answer.

Effort to Make Harvard University Tuition-Free Fails

Boston Globe
May 24, 2016

A conservative software developer’s campaign to shake up the membership of Harvard’s Board of Overseers — and push to make tuition free for undergraduates — has failed, university officials said Monday.  A slate of petition candidates led by Ron Unz, known in Massachusetts for leading a 2002 ballot initiative that severely limited bilingual education, had vied for election to the largely powerless body. Unz had rounded up four other candidates, including Ralph Nader, on a platform that also questioned Harvard’s use of race in admissions.

Schools Using 4+1 Programs to Lure Students

Worcester Business Journal Online (MA)
May 24, 2016

This summer, a flood of new graduates will enter the job market. Among this sea of young job seekers with bachelor's degrees will be Worcester alumni with the added benefit of a master's degree. Through accelerated five-year degree initiatives – or 4+1 programs – students are entering the job market with an edge honed by additional education and skills, but the schools also benefit from a unique selling point when making their pitch to cost-conscious parents and potential students.

Warrior Consciousness

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion Piece
May 24, 2016

Laurence Musgrove writes: I have to tell them over and over again that questions are valued. And I have to demonstrate that they can trust me that asking questions will not make them vulnerable to ridicule and further shaming. Questions drive the kind of learning college wants from us. And admitting that we don’t know something is the only way to target what we need to learn.

How Much are Young Americans Paying a Month on Student Debt? Less than You Think

Wall Street Journal
May 24, 2016

Many Americans are struggling under huge monthly student-debt bills. But they are a sizeable minority, not the norm. That’s the conclusion of research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The typical borrower between ages 20 and 30 pays $203 a month toward student debt. Three-quarters of borrowers pay no more than $400 a month, the study shows.

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