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  • Update on capital campaigns May 20, 2022
    Starting Off East Carolina University is launching a $60 million campaign. All the funds are for athletics at the university. Saint Martin’s Abbey and University, in Washington State, has launched a campaign to raise $100 million. The university has already raised $82 million. Finishing Up Franciscan University of Steubenville reached the $75 million goal of its campaign. The goal […]
  • Peak of Chinese students could come in five years May 20, 2022
    Image: The number of Chinese students pursuing degrees abroad will likely “peak within five years, and then enter a track of stagnation or even slight decline,” a study says. The largest sending country for overseas learners, China has experienced robust growth in recent decades, fueling demand for university degrees in countries such as the U.S. and […]
  • Survey: Students want connections with professors but may not initiate them May 20, 2022
    28% of students say they never utilize faculty office hours; among those who do, more than half visit professors just once or twice in a semester.Image: Accounting professor Joe Hoyle’s first experience with faculty office hours, as a student in the late 1960s, is a moment he wishes he could forget but that has shaped his […]
  • Colleges urged to use HEERF on mental health May 20, 2022
    Image: The Education Department on Thursday urged colleges to use Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) on mental health services on campus. The announcement provides college administrators with a clarification that HEERF funds can be used for needed mental health service improvements, which were originally not included in HEERF legislation. “Mental health is overwhelmingly the top […]
  • Tuition discounts hit all-time high, NACUBO study finds May 20, 2022
    Image: The average tuition discount at private nonprofit colleges hit another record high last year, according to a new National Association of College and University Business Officers study. Discount rates for first-time undergraduates reached 54.5 percent, according to preliminary estimates from the 2021 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, released Thursday. That number is up from the previous year’s […]
  • New presidents or provosts: Augusta Butte Glendale Golden Gate Hartnell Hartwick Marshall Spring Hill May 19, 2022
    Rebecca Cantor, assistant provost and professor of English at Savannah College of Art and Design, in Georgia, has been chosen as provost at Spring Hill College, in Alabama. Ryan Cornner, vice chancellor for educational programs and institutional effectiveness at the Los Angeles Community College District, in California, has been chosen as superintendent/president of the Glendale […]
  • Excelsior awards mainly help middle-income CUNY students May 19, 2022
    Image: The Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition for low- and middle-income students at public colleges and universities in New York State, mostly serves middle-income students and fails to reach most City University of New York students who disproportionately come from low-income backgrounds, according to a new report by the Urban Institute, a research organization focused […]
  • Young adults today are slower to gain financial independence May 19, 2022
    Image: Young adults today need more time, education and work experience to secure what’s considered a “good job” than previous generations did, according to a pair of new reports from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW). Today it takes most young adults until their 30th birthday to get a good job, while 40 years […]
  • Student loan forgiveness: Biden's next move May 19, 2022
    Image: President Biden has hinted that he is considering relieving at least some of the $1.7 trillion in debt owed to the federal government by more than 40 million student loan borrowers. However, with the final proposal still up in the air, the feasibility of that approach has been questioned by both Department of Education officials and higher […]
  • Recent tenure denial cases raise questions May 19, 2022
    Image: Most professors who don’t get tenure don’t broadcast it, understandably: a negative tenure decision is an effective termination, following years of service to an institution. But two professors did make their negative decisions public this spring, and their cases demonstrate how complex and unpredictable the tenure process remains—perhaps especially for scholars doing interdisciplinary work, including […]

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