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Education Department calls on colleges to stop asking about applicants’ criminal histories

Higher Ed Dive

The recommendation came in a wide-ranging report about how colleges can better support students who were formerly incarcerated.

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Two Maryland Community College Faculty Unions Recognized

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New faculty unions at Howard Community College and Frederick Community College have been certified and recognized, with full-time faculty recognized as AFT-Maryland members, Maryland Matters reported. Members said they unionized to address issues such as increasing workloads and inadequate compensation.

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Job Market for History Professors ‘Lethargic but Stable’

Inside Higher Ed

Employment data for the 2022–23 academic year confirm that the hiring of college history professors since 2016 has been “lethargic but stable,” according to a recent report from the American Historical Association Career Center.

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Canada: Tamwood College sells to ILAC

The PIE News

Tamwood International College has been acquired by Canadian private education company ILAC. No official information on the sale has been released by ILAC as of September 4, including how much Tamwood was sold for and what will happen to the college in terms of staffing and facilities. It’s been a great ride!

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Colleges used these 3 strategies to spark big enrollment rebounds this Fall

University Business

But at the beginning of this new fall semester, colleges across the country are reporting big turnarounds. Out in the Midwest, the smaller liberal arts-focused Wheaton College missed its 2019 enrollment mark by only 20 students after suffering from a series of budget cuts last year.

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A People's History of Higher Education in the US?

Higher Education Inquirer

The History of Higher Education in the US over the last 4 centuries is worse than horrible--from a People's perspective. To make history, it's helpful to know history. At the front end of the higher ed pipeline, the US is not producing enough domestic students with the resources or skills to succeed in college and beyond.

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Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur to Depart for American Museum of Natural History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur will be stepping down from his current role at the end of 2022 to become president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in April 2023. Kenyon Provost Dr. Jeff Bowman will lead the college until the search for a new president is complete. Dr. Sean M.

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