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Charles Murray Questions Azusa Pacific

Inside Higher Ed
April 23, 2014

Charles Murray, the controversial conservative writer best known for The Bell Curve, is accusing Azusa Pacific University of lacking the courage to bring him to campus. He was scheduled to appear today, and was called and told not to come.

Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

New York Times
April 23, 2014

Leaders in higher education, upset by Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions, said the ruling would nudge them further along the path of finding alternative means to promote diversity in their student bodies.

Colleges Ask Court for Deference on Unpaid Internships

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 23, 2014

Six major higher-education groups are urging a federal appellate court to defer to colleges to determine the value of unpaid internships, which some critics say exploit students while providing employers with free labor. Colleges are uniquely qualified to decide whether students benefit from real-world experiences where they can apply their knowledge and get a foothold in a tough job market, the groups argue in a brief filed this month.

New AAF Poll and Video Examines the Nation’s Views on Higher Education

American Action Forum
April 23, 2014

The American Action Forum released a unique new national survey examining the public’s views on higher education, including tuition costs, the role of Federal aid, higher education responsibility, and alternative education programs. AAF released an accompanying video featuring Public Opinion Strategies pollster Glen Bolger and AAF President Doug Holtz-Eakin explaining key findings and policies.

What’s Better for Your Résumé—Captain of the Debate Team or Playing College Sports?

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 23, 2014

Playing college sports could have a big payoff after graduation, as employers in one recent study appeared to value the leadership skills of athletes above many other students. The study, whose results are to be presented at a conference this week at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, asked employers to rate the value of experiences of more than a dozen types of students, including debate-team captain, resident assistant, and editor of the campus newspaper.

Job Market for College Grads Better But Still Weak

Associated Press
April 22, 2014

With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads—a bit. But finding work—especially a dream job—remains tough for those just graduating. Many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they’d expected or hoped for.

Wheaton names Dennis Hanno as new president

Wheaton College - News Release
April 22, 2014

The Wheaton College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dennis Hanno as Wheaton’s new president. Hanno, age 58, is currently Provost and Senior Vice President at Babson College. Hanno will be Wheaton’s eighth president in the college’s 180-year history. He will take office on July 15, 2014.

McGee to retire as Wingate president

Hendersonville, N.C., Lightning
April 22, 2014

Dr. Jerry E. McGee, who led Wingate University's creation of a Hendersonville campus and was a key figure in the multi-party agreement to build a large health sciences building here, announced on April 22 his retirement as the college's president in May 2015.

Elizabeth Warren’s Needed Calls for Student Loan Reform

Washington Post - Opinion Piece
April 22, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of 35 that are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures. This doesn’t just hold back individuals — it holds back our economic recovery. Meanwhile, Congress manufactures false debt crises instead of solving this very real one.

College Attainment Rises, But Lumina’s 60% Goal Is Now Harder to Reach

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 22, 2014

The percentage of American adults with a college degree grew 0.7 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a report on college attainment released on Tuesday by the Lumina Foundation. That small increase means the nation is already behind on the foundation’s goal of 60-percent attainment by 2025.

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