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  • Diverse

    HBCUs Taking Concrete Steps to Support LGBTQA Students

    Though it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about HBCUs, for the most part, they are more commonly associated with conservative traditions and Christian-based values than they are with vibrant LGBTQA communities. Yet as times and student demographics change, HBCUs will be increasingly challenged to ensure that all students are equally protected and valued on […]

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    The U. of Texas Tracks What Its Graduates Earn. It Thinks You Should, Too.

    Representatives of the University of Texas system came to town last week, touting an online data tool that shows the salaries of the universities’ graduates. It wasn’t just the associations of peer institutions that got a look. The officials also met with federal lawmakers to register their support for a “unit record” system to track […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Holistic Admissions Linked to Diversity in Health Fields

    Holistic admissions policies — in which colleges consider a candidate as an individual, and base decisions on more than a formula of grades and test scores — have long been common among undergraduate institutions, but have also gained ground in health professions admissions, according to a report released today. The report found that more than […]

  • Community College Daily

    Gauging Success after College

    Three higher education associations are working to develop a framework to talk about and develop ways to gauge how well students do after college. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), will craft a […]

  • Pitt News

    Website Aims to Change How Colleges Measure Graduates

    Each year, Pitt omits a large portion of students in its graduation rates.The U.S. Department of Education does not allow schools to include transfer students in their calculations. But the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), an organization that encourages universities to post more comprehensive information about their graduation rates on their website, makes sure no student […]

  • The Sacramento Bee

    Viewpoints: The Four-Year Degree Myth

    About 4 million freshmen are entering four-year American universities and colleges this fall, and statistics show that only 39 percent of them will actually graduate in four years.

  • E&E News

    As extreme weather harms the Great Lakes, the funding and research needed to adapt to climate change come slowly

    Massive flooding from a 4.5-inch rain soaked the Detroit area last month, overloading local sewer systems and pushing sewage into rivers and lakes. Harmful toxins from a huge algae bloom in Lake Erie temporarily shut down drinking water in Toledo, Ohio. Sometimes even an inch or two of rain in Chicago can overwhelm the city’s […]

  • Fox 34 News (Lubbock, TX)

    VIDEO: Tech named as university for Innovation and Economic Prosperity

    Texas Tech was recently designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity university. The title was granted by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Tech is one of fourteen out of 41 applicants to be selected. President Duane Nellis said the application process was lengthy. He said administrators reached out to alum, faculty, staff […]

  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Tech to host community reception marking university’s designation as IEP university

    Texas Tech President Duane Nellis and his wife, Ruthie, along with other Tech administrators, will meet with community officials at a reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The reception will honor the university’s designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, awarded earlier this summer by the Association of Public and […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Aid Administrators Back Federal Student Unit Record

    The main group representing student aid administrators has backed a proposal to create a federal database that tracks student progress through higher education and into the workforce. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators announced Wednesday that it now supports a “limited” student-unit record system because it would provide more accurate and comprehensive data […]

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