Walden University’s 65th Commencement to Feature Dr. Martha Dawson and Michael Bonner as Keynote Speakers

MINNEAPOLIS, July 7, 2021 — Walden University will host a special online commencement honoring its graduates and their milestone achievement at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The ceremony will stream live on Walden’s website and Facebook. This summer’s ceremony will feature two keynote speakers, nursing expert Dr. Martha Dawson and teacher Michael More Info »

New Data Reveal More Pandemic Fallout: A Historic Drop In College Persistence Rates – Forbes

Chalk up another bad higher education statistic to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The rate of college student persistence tumbled two percentage points last year, the largest one-year drop since 2009, when the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) began reporting this measure. Of the 2.6 million individuals who entered college as first-time freshmen More Info »

Report Linking Institutions to Sex Trafficking Prompts Congressional Investigation – Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education has been asked to share its policies and procedures for protecting against sex trafficking in postsecondary education following a report linking vocational schools to prostitution or human trafficking. A report by the Selden/Haring-Smith Foundation described an investigation into a for-profit institution in Minnesota, formerly called the American Academy of Acupuncture & More Info »

Despite attempts by Legislature to eliminate Calbright College, Newsom advisor indicates support – Ed Source

Assembly unanimously voted to eliminate online college, Senate to discuss next week Calbright College, the state’s exclusively online community college, appears to have support from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office despite attempts by the Legislature to eliminate its funding. Lande Ajose, Newsom’s senior policy adviser on higher education, said: “We remain supportive of Calbright, and we’ll More Info »