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New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list



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Love of Country, Love of Education

Huffington Post - Presidential Opinion

June 24, 2016

L. Jay Lemons, president of Susquehanna University, writes: My own big love—the very focus of my life—is education: the transformative power that learning, curiosity and thinking can have not only on the lives of individuals, but on society. For much of our history and in particular the 20th century, this big love of education was shared by local, state and federal government and by both political parties.

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama's Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’

Chronicle of Higher Education

June 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock on Thursday in a key immigration case disappointed college students who had hoped for reassurance that their parents and siblings wouldn’t be deported.

Federal Panel Votes to Shut Down an Accreditor Blamed for Failures of For-Profit Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education

June 24, 2016

In a rare vote on Thursday, a federal advisory panel recommended denying recognition to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a much-maligned accrediting agency.

EU Referendum Result: What Does Brexit Mean for the UK’s Higher Education Sector and Students?

London Independent

June 24, 2016

Figures within the [British] higher education sector will have awoken with a bitter taste on Friday with the news the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

The Path from Harvard and Yale to Goldman Sachs Just Changed

Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2016

Goldman Sachs Group has concluded that helping to widen the pool of candidates beyond those from elite schools like Harvard University and Yale University will enable it to find students loyal to the industry. So it is making changes in the way it interviews and assesses candidates for summer analyst roles, typically the first-rung jobs for a banking career.

Colleges Prioritize Affordability for First-year Students

Education Dive

June 23, 2016

Federal legislators last week approved a plan to restore year-round student Pell Grant eligibility, addressing the growing problem of limited higher education access that spiked in 2011, but will now expedite college completion for more than 1 million students taking courses this summer.

Learning to Adapt

Inside Higher Ed

June 23, 2016

Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.

Educators Discuss the Future of Higher Education

New York Times

June 23, 2016

Finding new ways to teach the digital generation, bringing down the cost of a college education and ensuring that more students graduate are among the biggest challenges facing institutions of higher learning today — and meeting those challenges has never been more crucial than it is now. That was the clear consensus among some of the nation’s top educational leaders who gathered at a two-day conference sponsored by The New York Times on Monday and Tuesday.

Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity?

Chronicle of Higher Education

June 23, 2016

A broad coalition — K-12 and higher ed, government and the private sector, churches and charities and community groups — is working to change those outcomes. The 10-year effort is known as 55,000 Degrees, for the number of degrees — 40,000 bachelor’s degrees and 15,000 associate degrees — that Louisville’s residents will need to earn for the city’s college-attainment rate, among adults age 25 to 64, to reach 50 percent. The goal is to do so by 2020.

Fisher V. Texas: Affirmative Action at the University of Texas Is Constitutional, the Supreme Court Rules


June 23, 2016

Affirmative action in college admissions has survived yet another Supreme Court challenge. The court ruled 4-3 on Thursday that the University of Texas at Austin's admissions procedures are constitutional, deciding Fisher v. Texas for the second time in three years, this time in the university's favor.  The university considered students' race with specific goals around diversity in mind, and could prove that their program was necessary to meet those goals, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.
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