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  • EvoLLLution

    Embedding Certifications into Bachelor’s Degrees Could Improve Transitions into the Labor Market

    There’s a growing interest in embedding industry-recognized certifications into college and university degree programs. Workcred is working on a Lumina-supported project with the goal of improving students’ transition from college to the labor market.

  • Bloomberg

    Colleges, Employers Fear Curbs to Foreign Student Job Program

    Vibhu Varshney relocated from India to Tempe two years ago in part because of the quality of the computer science program at Arizona State University and in part because of the chance to train in Silicon Valley. “Most of the cutting edge work is going on here,” he said.

  • Chemical & Engineering News

    Coronavirus dims chemistry job market prospects

    Luis Martínez remembers 2008 like it was yesterday. He was searching for a job, and the economy was in a deep recession brought on by the financial crisis. Hiring freezes gripped employers of all types, and there were few chemistry jobs to be had. In fact, many companies were in the midst of mass layoffs.…

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    The University of Wisconsin and other public universities are on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus

    In the middle of March, as hospitals in the Midwest began to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases, a University of Wisconsin-Madison engineer and faculty member named Lennon Rodgers received an urgent message from a colleague at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

  • Diverse Education

    Top Higher Ed Groups Create New DACA Resources Website

    Several influential higher education groups have created a new website, ‘Remember the Dreamers’, that will provide information and resources for students and institutions on what efforts are being made to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, students. Many of these students are also called ‘Dreamers’, after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien…

  • Bloomberg

    Virus Will Cost NIH $10 Billion in Lost Research, Director Warns

    The coronavirus pandemic will cost the NIH about $10 billion in taxpayer-funded research, the agency’s director told a Senate panel Thursday.That estimate comprises nearly a quarter of the National Institutes of Health’s more than $41 billion budget, more than 80% of which goes to research grants at universities and other research institutions. NIH Director Francis…

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Colleges Want No Repeat of the Last Recession’s Cuts

    During the last recession more than a decade ago, states slashed about $33 billion in funding for the nation’s colleges and universities from 2008 to 2012. The cuts were so bad that even though states have been gradually spending more on higher education since then, a recent study found colleges have gotten back only about…

  • Associated Press

    New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are required to investigate.

  • Wall Street Journal

    New Campus Sexual-Harassment Rule Aims to Boost Rights for Accused

    The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday issued the final version of its rule for how schools must investigate and respond to allegations of sexual harassment and assault, bolstering protections for those accused of misconduct while providing some additional support for those making complaints.

  • Diverse Education

    New Department of Education Sexual Assault Investigation Rules Spark Controversy

    The Department of Education on Wednesday issued much-awaited final regulations on how campuses must investigate sexual assault allegations, a development that generated criticism for its timing and content.

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