Higher Education News

Clearinghouse report identifies 31 million who attended college but didn't complete

Inside HigherEd - 17 hours 54 min ago

New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesCommunity colleges

White House gathers experts to boost college counseling

Inside HigherEd - 17 hours 54 min ago

With less fanfare, the White House once again convenes a conference on getting more low-income students into college. The focus this time is college counseling. 

Editorial Tags: Admissions

New book argues faculty governance is under threat

Inside HigherEd - 17 hours 54 min ago

New book argues that shared governance is under threat, along with future of American higher education, and professors must take up the fight.

Editorial Tags: FacultyGovernance

Carnegie Mellon U. to test Duolingo app in international admissions

Inside HigherEd - 17 hours 54 min ago

Duolingo, a language learning startup, wants to topple English proficiency test providers. First, it must convince its former home, Carnegie Mellon U., that the test works.

Colleges start new programs

Inside HigherEd - 17 hours 54 min ago
Editorial Tags: New academic programs

Student debt once again popular on the campaign trail, as Democrats look to keep Senate

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

As Democrats look to keep their grip on the U.S. Senate, they’re touting their support of legislation to let borrowers refinance their debt at lower interest rates. 

Editorial Tags: Loan programsImage Source: Alison for KentuckyImage Caption: Elizabeth Warren and Alison Grimes at U. of Louisville

Why does academic plagiarism not offend much of the public?

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

Senator John Walsh appears to have plagiarized final paper for master's degree. It would have been the nail in an academic's coffin, but he remains in Congress and in race for election this fall. Why?

Editorial Tags: PlagiarismPolitics (national)

Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing?

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition.

Editorial Tags: Student life

Judge orders medical college to accommodate deaf student

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

Three court rulings in the last year have given students with disabilities victories -- and rejected the idea that being deaf or blind makes it impossible to pursue a career in health professions.

Editorial Tags: DisabilityImage Caption: Zachary Featherstone and his family

Podcast interview with Spelman College president on fund raising, fitness, race relations and more

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

In podcast interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, preparing to wrap up her presidency, offers thoughts on fund raising, race relations, wellness and the state of historically black colleges.

Editorial Tags: College administration

Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00

A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.


Editorial Tags: Community collegesImage Caption: An email from College of DuPage president Robert Breuder

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00

Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

Editorial Tags: Sexual orientationReligious colleges

U.S. House votes to change college tax breaks, boost student loan counseling

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00

Lawmakers' overhaul of higher education tax benefits gives colleges and universities things to cheer and protest. They also approve a bill to boost student loan counseling. 

Editorial Tags: Loan programsPell Grants

At Senate hearing aimed at states' role in college affordability, Indiana attorney general points finger at feds

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00

At Senate hearing, state and federal officials point fingers at one another when discussing who can fix issues of college cost and access.

Editorial Tags: Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Study finds impact of pre-tenure status on publication rates at Korean universities

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00

In South Korea, publication rates change with tenure, study finds.

Editorial Tags: Korea

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00

AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomChinaInternational higher educationImage Source: Portland Press Herald / Getty ImagesImage Caption: Inaugural ceremony for Confucius Institute at U. of Southern Maine

House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00

Taking its first votes on renewing the key higher education law, House lawmakers unanimously approve legislation to boost federal support of competency-based education. But full reauthorization remains far off.

Editorial Tags: Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Universities with study abroad programs in Israel weigh the risks

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00

With conflict in Gaza ongoing, some universities with study abroad programs in Israel suspend programs while others stay the course.

Editorial Tags: IsraelInternational higher educationStudy abroadImage Caption: Rothberg International School of Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Homework, conferences and research assignments await Gates grant recipients

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00

Grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation round up their leadership teams -- and completed homework assignments -- and head to Washington for a nearly three-day workshop.

Editorial Tags: Foundations

As number of gay presidents increases, they try to pave way for others

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00

As their numbers increase, they are stepping up efforts to further break a glass ceiling for LGBTQ academics.

Editorial Tags: Gay rights/issues
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