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  • The Chaffee County Times

    CSU researchers trace ‘superbug’ genes to better understand antibiotic-resistant germs

    Researchers at Colorado State University are investigating the weighty topic of antibiotic resistance – an issue with ramifications for global food safety and public health – by tracking the genetic footprints of drug-resistant bacteria. They want to determine where infectious organisms originate and how they move through the food system and environment to people. The…

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Higher Ed Groups Respond to Harkin’s Draft Proposal

    Dozens of higher education interest groups submitted comments last week on Senator Tom Harkin’s draft proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The American Council on Education submitted a consensus letter, signed by 20 other higher education groups, that laid out provisions that garnered widespread support as well as concern.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    Higher-Ed Groups Seek a More-Complete Picture of Post-College Outcomes

    Three major higher-education groups on Thursday introduced a framework that seeks to guide public discussions of the value of a college education, at a time when many institutions are facing heightened scrutiny over their cost and how well their graduates do.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Measuring Substance

    Lawmakers will continue to look for ways to measure the value of a college degree. Acknowledging this, a group of three higher education associations say they want to help that conversation be more informed and comprehensive. The groups, which represent the various sectors of public higher education, on Thursday released a draft discussion guide for…

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Ratings Plan Arrives, Details Scant

    After nearly a year and a half of public debate over its proposed college ratings, the Obama administration on Friday provided the first glimpse into how it will structure such a system, including the criteria it will use to judge colleges.

  • The New York Times

    Rating Plan for Colleges Is Unveiled by the U.S.

    In a report due out on Friday, the Obama administration will offer its first public glimpse of a planned system for rating how well colleges perform, saying it plans to group schools into just three broad categories — good, bad and somewhere between.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Obama Spells Out College-Ranking Framework

    The Obama administration spelled out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and universities at a time when student debt is hamstringing the U.S. economy and the efficiency of the higher-education sector is in question.

  • U.S. News and World Report

    Obama Administration Seeks Input on College Ratings Draft

    Nearly a year and a half after President Barack Obama tasked his administration with developing a system to rate colleges based on access, affordability and quality, a draft of the proposal was unveiled Friday morning.

  • Politico

    College Ratings Draft Light On Details

    In the weeks and months leading up to the first major release of the controversial college ratings plan, Education Department officials have described the content as a “draft,” an “outline” and a “wire frame.”They weren’t exaggerating.

  • Associations Now

    Higher Ed Community Asks FAA to Relax Drone Regulations

    Drones have proven to be a useful research tool for colleges and universities. But Federal Aviation Administration regulations have made it difficult for schools to use them. An interesting, and perhaps unexpected, player has emerged in the debate over how small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)—more commonly known as drones—ought to be regulated: higher education.

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