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Simpson College Needs More Low-Income Freshmen, So It's Offering Them Free Tuition

Simpson College Needs More Low-Income Freshmen, So It's Offering Th...

November 07, 2017

Simpson College officials recently discovered a disturbing trend in the school's enrollment: The private college was attracting fewer and fewer students from low- to moderate-income families. Historically, up to 40 percent of freshman students were from families in the lower half of the household income spectrum, officials said. But this school year, that number had shrunk to 25 percent.  So on Monday, college officials announced the Simpson Promise, which will cover the full tuition for Iowans who graduate from high school in May 2018 and enroll at Simpson — if their families had an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less in 2016.
Simpson College officials recently discovered a disturbing trend in the school's enrollment: The private college was attracting fewer and fewer students from low- to moderate-income families. Historically, up to 40 percent of freshman students were from families in the lower half of the household income spectrum, officials said. But this school year, that number had shrunk to 25 percent.  So on Monday, college officials announced the Simpson Promise, which will cover the full tuition for Iowans who graduate from high school in May 2018 and enroll at Simpson — if their families had an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less in 2016.

November 07, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Slaves in the Ivy League: Princeton Discovers Its Racial Past

Slaves in the Ivy League: Princeton Discovers Its Racial Past

November 07, 2017

When Martha A. Sandweiss moved to Princeton, in 2009, she didn’t know much about the history of the university, least of all why she had heard some people refer to it as “the southernmost Ivy.” Ignorance and curiosity, she said, drove her first undergraduate seminar, in 2013. In that course, Ms. Sandweiss, a professor of history, worked with a group of students to examine Princeton’s historical ties to slavery, largely because no scholars before her seemed to have taken a thorough look.
When Martha A. Sandweiss moved to Princeton, in 2009, she didn’t know much about the history of the university, least of all why she had heard some people refer to it as “the southernmost Ivy.” Ignorance and curiosity, she said, drove her first undergraduate seminar, in 2013. In that course, Ms. Sandweiss, a professor of history, worked with a group of students to examine Princeton’s historical ties to slavery, largely because no scholars before her seemed to have taken a thorough look.

November 07, 2017

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Ken Griffin Gives $125 Million to U of C

Ken Griffin Gives $125 Million to U of C

November 07, 2017

Hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, who is giving $125 million to the University of Chicago, said he’s committed to donating many times more to higher education to keep the U.S. competitive in science and economics.
Hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, who is giving $125 million to the University of Chicago, said he’s committed to donating many times more to higher education to keep the U.S. competitive in science and economics.

November 07, 2017

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The Wilson Times, Wilson, NC

Louisburg College Names Incoming President

Louisburg College Names Incoming President

November 07, 2017

Gary M. Brown has been named president of Louisburg College (NC), officials announced Monday, and will serve as the residential two-year Methodist institution’s 28th president in its 230-year history.  Brown is the longtime leader of Mercyhurst North East, a private, two-year residential college in Pennsylvania. 
Gary M. Brown has been named president of Louisburg College (NC), officials announced Monday, and will serve as the residential two-year Methodist institution’s 28th president in its 230-year history.  Brown is the longtime leader of Mercyhurst North East, a private, two-year residential college in Pennsylvania. 

November 07, 2017

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The Atlantic

The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country

The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country

November 06, 2017

At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed. But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its very presence in class.
At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed. But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its very presence in class.

November 06, 2017

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