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Kenyon, Facing Criticism, Will Review Sex Assault Policies

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2016

Sean Decatur, president of Kenyon College, has announced that the college will commission an independent review of the way it handles sex assault allegations, and has said that the inquiry may lead to difficult questions for the college.

Small Colleges, Losing Market Share, Struggle to Keep Doors Open

New York Times
April 29, 2016

In the last few years, small liberal arts colleges have been under financial siege, forced to re-examine their missions and justify their existence. Even several established and respected ones — Bard College, Yeshiva University, Mills College and Morehouse College, among others — have received negative financial ratings.

Delayed Promise in Kentucky

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2016

A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

Elmhurst College Names Its 14th President

Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2016

The Elmhurst College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Troy VanAken to serve as the 14th president of Elmhurst College (IL).  Dr. VanAken will begin his presidency this summer, after leaving the presidency of Thiel College in Greenville, PA.

Washington and Lee Names Will Dudley New President

Roanoke Times (VA)
April 29, 2016

Washington and Lee University has named Will Dudley, the provost of Williams College (MA) to be 27th president starting in January 2017.

Lake Erie College Names 12th President

WKYC-TV.com (Cleveland, OH)
April 29, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Posler, provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, will take office June 15 as the 12th president of Lake Erie College (OH).

It’s almost impossible for students to sue a for-profit college. Here’s why.

Washington Post
April 28, 2016

There are all sorts of financial aid, housing and medical forms that most college students can expect to fill out before starting classes, but for the most part only those attending for-profit schools are confronted with a piece of paper that seeks to curb their rights. Enrollment contracts have become a popular way for career schools to protect their financial interest by tucking in clauses that bar students from filing class-action lawsuits or otherwise taking their grievances to the courts.

The good news behind America's bad test scores

Christian Science Monitor
April 28, 2016

he findings released Wednesday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that fewer high school seniors were ready for college than in 2013. But some education experts say the numbers don't tell the whole story.

If We Want a Workforce of Drones We're Going About It the Right Way

Forbes - Opinion
April 28, 2016

Forbes Contributor Nick Morrison writes: The arts have always faced an uphill battle to get enough time and resources in schools, but in recent years the slope seems to have got even steeper. In part, this is due to our obsession with international comparisons. Policy makers and school leaders are eager to see where school systems stand in relation to their global competitors, and standardized tests have become the de facto judge of how well an education system is doing.

White House Steps Up Effort to Reform Student Loan Servicing to Stave Off Rising Defaults

Washington Post
April 28, 2016

The White House unveiled a series of initiatives Thursday to improve the way the government collects payments on education loans, at a time when defaults are rising.

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