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The Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes of Valparaiso, Ind., was elected unanimously by the Concordia College-New York Board of Regents to serve as the school's ninth president. Nunes, 52, has served for the past two years as the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University and plans to finish the current academic year before assuming the Concordia presidency on July 1, 2016.
The Montgomery County Health Department is currently investigating an outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness associated with students from Ursinus College. As a precaution, the school canceled classes and shut down dining halls for the remainder of Thursday, as well as all of Friday.
Concordia (MN) and Minnesota State Community and Technical College announced a new partnership that will help graduates of M State complete their bachelor’s degree at Concordia. Students must enroll in the up2U program as incoming freshmen at M State, meet academic standards and demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills while completing an M State degree within three years.
If there was a single event that galvanized conservative donors to try to wrest control of higher education in America, it might have been the uprising at Cornell University on April 20, 1969.
Many students are in an uproar over a change to the ACT that has yielded what they call inexplicably low scores on the essay section of the nation’s most widely used college admission test.
Capital University (OH) has chosen the provost at Stetson University in central Florida as its next president, replacing the retiring Denvy Bowman. The private Bexley school chose Elizabeth Paul to be its 16th leader. Paul has been the top academic officer at Stetson since 2009.
Maryland's private universities launched a new financial aid program Thursday to match a state grant given to Maryland students with financial need.
Nine Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), called on the U.S. Department of Education to cut off federal student aid to colleges and universities that bar their students from going to court to pursue claims against their schools.
In a reversal, President Obama now plans to nominate John B. King Jr. as secretary of education, the White House announced Thursday.
Now that most teenagers have access to a smartphone, they want colleges to text them — except when they don’t. Student recruitment is complicated like that, as a new national survey of college-bound students suggests. Although most respondents (57 percent) said they were willing to receive texts from colleges, some kinds of messages appealed to them more than others. The vast majority were open to time-sensitive texts about application deadlines (86 percent), responses to specific questions (82 percent), and reminders about events they had registered for (75 percent).
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