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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Towson University student Christelle Etienne isn’t whiling away these long, lazy days of summer lounging by the pool or hanging out with friends from high school.

Instead, she’s sitting in a classroom at Montgomery College taking classes in anatomy and physiology.

A pre-nursing and foreign language major with a double minor, Etienne is hoping the extra work will keep her on schedule to earn her bachelor’s degree.

[The Washington Post]

This story also appeared in The Washington Post

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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Last year alone, more than 900,000 low-income students who applied for and were found eligible for state financial aid for college never received it, because states ran out of money, according to a new analysis of state data by The Hechinger Report.

The number is likely much higher — many states don’t keep track of the number of eligible students they turn away, even though they acknowledge that they have run out of money before all eligible students have been served.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

By most measures, Aboubacar Konate was an outstanding candidate for college.

Konate graduated second in his class from The English High School in Boston with a 4.5 grade-point average. He was on the student council and debate team, took Advanced Placement classes in history and chemistry, speaks four languages, worked a corporate internship and played three sports: soccer, basketball and track.

He did everything he thought was needed to become the first in his family to go to college: worked hard and proved that he was smart enough to make it.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020


By: Delece Smith-Barrow

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

With 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 260 under investigation as of Wednesday, universities are ramping up efforts to protect students, faculty and staff from the potentially deadly illness — especially schools that have large populations of students from China.

Friday, Feb. 07, 2020

Washington, DC – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors today announced that President Judith S. Eaton is retiring after 23 years, effective early in the academic year 2020-2021.

Dr. Eaton began her tenure as CHEA President in 1997, a short time after the organization was established via a referendum of college and university presidents. Dr. Eaton came to CHEA from her prior position as Chancellor of the Minnesota State System. She informed the CHEA Board of Directors of her retirement plans during 2019.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Call for Proposals

Exploring the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in
Postsecondary Policies and Practices 
Toward Sustainable Development 


Guest Editors:
Dr. Marcellus Mbah, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University &

Dr. Ane Turner Johnson, Associate Professor, Rowan University  

Proposals due by June 1, 2020. Publication date Summer 2021. 

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Higher education is going through a tough and uncertain time. The industry is continuously being disrupted, with the past decade seeing shifts in nearly every aspect of higher education.

Students are asking for their return on investment more than ever, as tuition fees continue to skyrocket. More and more members of the younger generation are looking towards alternatives to “traditional” college pathways such as apprenticeships and part-time study.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

The National Association of College and University Business Officers recently launched a consulting service that will help higher-ed institutions solve a host of upcoming challenges ranging from revenue growth to better use of data.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Learning a new language should be compulsory for pupils up to the age of 16, according to a new report highlighting the UK’s recent abysmal record in encouraging young people to study languages other than English.

The report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) cites an EU-wide survey showing that just 32% of young people in the UK say they are able to read or write in more than one language, compared with 79% of their peers in France and more than 90% in Germany.