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Student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded sue Betsy DeVos for failing to cancel their debt – CNBC

More than 150,000 former students of for-profit colleges filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, claiming the agency is depriving them of the student debt relief to which they’re legally entitled. Around 160,000 people have claimed to the government that their school defrauded them, and new More Info »

NCAA says California schools could be banned from championships if bill isn’t dropped – USA Today

The NCAA is ratcheting up its opposition to a California bill that would allow college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their own name, image or likeness, beginning in 2023. In a letter to the chairs of two State Assembly committees last week, NCAA President Mark Emmert implied that if More Info »

Northwestern College held Pinning Ceremony for June 2019 Nursing Graduates

[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing held a pinning ceremony for its June Nursing graduates on Saturday, June 15. This traditional ceremony marks the formal induction of a student into the Nursing profession. Twenty seven (27) Northwestern College Nursing students graduated this quarter and were eligible to participate. The pinning ceremony More Info »

Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Perspectives from Accrediting Organizations – CHEA

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has released an important new research report – Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Perspectives from Accrediting Organizations (read or download the report here). The report provides information on the extensive work undertaken by accrediting organizations in addressing student learning outcomes, with CHEA identifying important next steps that these More Info »

NAU, Dress for Success team up to help women succeed – Rapid City Journal

National American University and Dress for Success Black Hills have joined forces to help job seekers be well-prepared and well-dressed for the workforce. The sheer volume of information a job seeker needs can be daunting — resumes, cover letters, interview skills, social media, networking and more. NAU provides career readiness classes and online resources for More Info »

Canceling Student Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear – The New York Times

Plans from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could have unintended consequences. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday proposed canceling all $1.6 trillion of outstanding student loan debt in the United States, one-upping a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has proposed canceling $640 million of the debt. But there is a potential More Info »

Constitutional Due Process at Private Institutions? – Inside Higher Ed

A new federal court order may have significant implications for adjudicating campus rape cases. In a ruling that could have national implications for campus sexual assault proceedings, a federal judge has suggested that a private institution in an alleged rape case may not have followed due process standards — a constitutional concept that generally applies More Info »

How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections – The Chronicle of Higher Education

This week: I share one professor’s approach for helping students in her remedial math course deepen their understanding – and connect to their classmates. Planning a course? We point toward a tool that can help you decide how much work to assign. We pass along the titles of some new books on teaching. Office Hours More Info »

Bogus applications plaguing NC college campuses, pose security risk – WECT

We’ve all heard stories about scam artists targeting consumers on the internet. Now, community colleges appear to be in the crosshairs of online scammers. The North Carolina community college system has discovered hundreds of bogus electronic applications mixed in with legitimate ones, and as they try to sort them out, they are also trying to More Info »

The Givling trivia app claims to help people with student debt. Players say it’s expensive and risky – CNBC

ABRA BELKE WAS IN LAW SCHOOL when she came across the Givling app, which calls itself “the world’s most incredible trivia game.” It promised winners payments toward their student debt. Belke was interested. Her student loan balance was more than $100,000 and she had previously won $62,000 on the syndicated game show, “Who Wants To More Info »