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A Confederate Statue Undid Carol Folt’s Chancellorship at UNC. But It May Have Landed Her USC’s Top Job. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

By naming Carol L. Folt on Wednesday as its next president, the University of Southern California sent a clear message that the former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor had elevated her national reputation in a grueling fight over the fate of a Confederate monument. Folt’s chancellorship, from which she resigned in January, More Info »

Ivanka Trump On Higher Ed – Politico

First daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser, said the White House’s top goals as Congress seeks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act include simplifying student loan repayment, expanding Pell grants for “short-term, high quality programs” and improving the transparency of student outcomes. — Trump is spearheading the administration’s higher education plan, which is being More Info »

Loan caps, accreditation overhaul among Trump’s goals for Higher Education Act – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The White House on Monday released its priorities for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), marking the first time the Trump administration has shared a broad higher ed policy agenda and echoing its budget blueprint, released last week. On its list are streamlining accreditation and organizing accreditors based on institutions’ missions rather More Info »

Virginia Regulators Move to Shut Down University – Inside Higher Ed

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia accepted a staff recommendation Tuesday to move forward with administrative processes that could lead to the revocation of Virginia International University’s certificate to operate. An audit done by the agency uncovered concerns about academic quality in VIU’s online programs, including concerns about “rampant plagiarism” by students; online More Info »

House lawmakers introduce bill in response to college admissions scandal – The Hill

Two House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at easing the burden of paying for higher education and incentivizing colleges to help students obtain well-paying jobs upon graduation. The bill — spearheaded by Reps. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) — comes in response to the college admissions bribery scandal that involved celebrities and CEOs More Info »

Are national universities on higher ed’s horizon? – eCampus News

A new report takes a look at the future of higher education–a future could include national universities and increased artificial intelligence Higher education’s future could include national universities–at least, that’s what a new report proposes. Grant Thornton’s The State of Higher Education in 2019 identifies a handful of trends and issues that are either emerging More Info »

The Myth Of Nonprofit Higher Ed – Forbes

If the Varsity Blues bribery and cheating scandal has done anything positive, it has been to shine some light on a basic reality: very little in higher education is truly nonprofit. It turns out some analysts—and residents—of the ivory tower have been making this point for years. But nothing elevates things in the public consciousness More Info »

Why Do Colleges Die? – Inside Higher Ed

Scholar looks at history of U.S. higher ed and finds that vulnerable colleges, most of them private, tend to close or merge when crisis pushes them “over the cliff.” Tolstoy famously wrote that all happy families are alike, while each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. A new white paper suggests that the More Info »

College Executives Need to Pay Up When Their Schools Close Abruptly – Center for American Progress

Last week, students attending several Argosy University campuses across the country received a nasty shock: Their campuses would be shutting down in 48 hours. The move leaves thousands of students in the lurch with unclear futures and millions of dollars in missing federal financial aid that the school received from the federal government but failed More Info »