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- Newman University wants to align its philosophy program with its new seminary, but what does that mean?Newman University this year opened a School of Catholic Studies -- good news for a Roman Catholic institution struggling with enrollment declines. In addition to offering seminarians new place to study, Newman hoped that students from other fields would embrace the opportunity to study alongside them in some courses. But now the university’s Board of… Read more »
- Colleges see declines in Chinese student enrollmentsThe number of students from China who attend American colleges and universities more than quadrupled over a decade, fueled by an unprecedented boom in Chinese students going overseas for their undergraduate study. But now some colleges that had come to count on the steadily growing stream of full-tuition-paying students from… Read more »
- Warren calls on Trump administration to fire loan servicer NavientIn a sign of growing scrutiny of student loan companies, Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging the Trump administration to end its contract with Navient, one of the biggest contractors that collects payments on federal student loans. Navient has a “more-than-decade-long history” of allegations of abusive consumer practices, wrote the candidate… Read more »
- New presidents or provosts: Anselm Delta Denver F&M Grove City Lackawanna Mississippi State Siskiyous Trinity West Valley-MissionBradley J. Davis, president of West Valley College, in California, has been selected as chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District, also in California. Joseph A. Favazza, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stonehill College, in Massachusetts, has been appointed president of Saint Anselm College, in New… Read more »
- Is there a best practice for asking students to pay bills?Students at Thomas Jefferson University were surprised to receive stern notices about unpaid bills in early September. The emailed notices said students had to arrange to pay outstanding tuition bills in the next six days or they would be dropped from fall classes, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The college,… Read more »
- On Higher Education Accountability, House Democrats Both Hit And MissDemocrats on the House Education and Labor Committee this week released the College Affordability Act (CAA), their proposed overhaul of the ... Read more »
- Michigan budget breakdown: Spending up $1.7B, but roads, higher ed cutLansing — Michigan's budget has grown despite complaints about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's cuts and could expand more if the Democratic governor ... Read more »
- Illinois improving on student spending but higher education is still sufferingSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A new report from Advance Illinois, a group that supports student success, said schools throughout the state are ... Read more »