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St. Catherine University eliminates staff roles as it grapples with deficits

Higher Ed Dive

The Catholic women’s university has faced multimillion-dollar operating deficits in recent years.

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What does the General Election mean for higher education?

Wonkhe

There will be a General Election on Thursday 4 July. Debbie McVitty thinks through how the campaign might unfold The post What does the General Election mean for higher education? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Private equity-backed venture wants to cash in on college sports

Higher Ed Dive

Collegiate Athletic Solutions could offer capital to fund institutions’ sports programs while sharing in the revenue.

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Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Inside Higher Ed

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

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This week in 5 numbers: Spring 2024 sees uptick in undergraduate enrollment

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up some of our biggest recent stories, from positive trends in enrollment to a nonprofit college in Chicago bracing for cuts.

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When a Commencement Speech Goes Viral

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Daniel Black’s 15-minute speech, which he delivered to Clark Atlanta University (CAU) graduates last weekend quickly spread like a wildfire across social media. Black, a CAU graduate who has taught English and African American Studies at the historically Black institution for the past 30 years, was surprised when he was asked to deliver the address.

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Northland College to cut 9 faculty spots

Higher Ed Dive

Returning from the brink of closure, the Wisconsin-based private institution is downsizing and revamping its programs.

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Value of College Degree Is Clear, but Public Skepticism Persists

Inside Higher Ed

Value of College Degree Is Clear, but Public Skepticism Persists kathryn.palmer… Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that the wealth gap between people with and without college degrees remains wide.

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Indian, Pakistani students “worried” as violence grips Kyrgyzstan

The PIE News

Despite the Indian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan assuring normalcy for students days after reports of mob violence against international students and workers, many remain in fear of prolonged attacks in the country. “The situation in and around Bishkek is normal and stable today. Flights to India are operational. The Embassy is in contact with Medical Universities in Kyrgyzstan to address concerns of Indian students.

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UNC System Board Votes to Eliminate DEI Offices

Inside Higher Ed

The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors voted on Thursday morning to eliminate a policy requiring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) offices, and to ask individual campus chancellors to cut positions and spending on DEI.

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India officially surpasses China as top US source destination

The PIE News

India surpassed China as the US’s top source country for the first time in 2023, sending 27% more students than in 2022, where China only sent 2% more students than the previous year, according to Homeland Security data. The HSI ’s 2023 student and exchange visitor program report analysed the total number of F-1 (academic) and M-1 (vocational) students from primary, secondary, higher and vocational education, as well as exchange visitors and dependants.

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Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage — past, present and future

UW Presidential Blog

Resources AAPI THRIVE Project : UW Tacoma Asian Languages & Literature Programs at the UW Asian and Pacific Islander American Faculty and staff Association Bias Reporting Tool Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Cambodian American Community Council of Washington (CACCWA) Polynesian Student Alliance Seattle Asian Art Museum Tasveer: Inspiring social change through South Asian film, art, story-telling Ten Thousand Things : KUOW podcast featuring stories of Asian American Lif

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Sector welcomes “stability” as UK Graduate Route is retained 

The PIE News

The government’s highly anticipated response followed the Migration Advisory Committee’s report which found no “significant abuse” of the Graduate Route, recommending the government retain the visa in its current form. Broadly following advice from the MAC, the Home Office revealed new proposals to “crackdown” on student visas and “rogue recruitment agents”, mandating universities sign up to a “stringent framework for agents”, thought to be the AQF.

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Campus Leaders Stand Their Ground Before Congress

Inside Higher Ed

Campus Leaders Stand Their Ground Before Congress Josh Moody Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM In previous hearings, presidents equivocated on moral questions or were accused of throwing faculty under the bus. This time, leaders pushed back against lawmakers.

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2024 PIEoneer Awards finalists revealed

The PIE News

Across 20 categories, innovation and achievement have been recognised – and now it is up to an esteemed panel of judges to decide the results. The winners are set to be announced at a glamorous ceremony taking place at London’s iconic Guildhall, on September 13. The Emerging leader of the year category recognises up-and-coming leaders who have worked in the education industry for eight years or less, and who are making a notable impact on their organisations or the wider sector.

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Can these colleges, accreditors breathe new life into a bachelor’s degree?

University Business

A three-year bachelor’s degree program may have never looked more plausible than in 2024. Several colleges are concluding their first official term this spring or launching this fall and many more are in the middle of small-cohort pilot programs. The catalyst? College leaders are slowly gaining confidence to challenge the centuries-old maxim of a 120-credit baccalaureate program. “It’s the fear of the unknown,” says Sonny Ramaswamy, president of the Northwest Commission o

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NCAA, Major College Leagues Reach $2.7B Settlement on Player Pay

Inside Higher Ed

The amateur era in big-time collegiate athletics, long in decline and increasingly dated, is officially dead. Or at least it will be if a federal judge, as expected, approves a multi-billion-dollar agreement to resolve antitrust lawsuits challenging limitations on compensation for athletes in the country’s most powerful sports leagues.

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He Came From the Frying Pan. Can He Manage the Fire?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

At Michigan State, Kevin Guskiewicz has a pledge of good behavior from his board. Will it last? By David Jesse Niki Williams for the Chronicle Governance strife drove Kevin Guskiewicz from Chapel Hill to Michigan State University, where he has a pledge of good behavior from a board known for its meddling. Will it last?

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Most Researchers Use AI-Powered Tools Despite Distrust

Inside Higher Ed

More than three-quarters of researchers use some form of artificial intelligence (AI) tool in their research, despite having concerns about data security, intellectual property rights and AI’s effectiveness, a new report finds. An Oxford University Press (OUP) survey released Thursday found that 76 percent of the 2,345 respondents use an AI tool when conducting their own research.

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North Carolina Board Repeals DEI Policy for its Constituent Institutions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

UNC System President Peter Hans Diversity programs at several universities in North Carolina will be subject to critique of their institutional neutrality this fall. That is according to the May 23 vote by the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System to repeal and replace its existing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policy , likely effecting diversity programs at the system’s 17 institutions.

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Do Humanists Know Anything?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

We need to learn to make a better case for what we do. By Chris Haufe Alamy We need to learn to make a better case for what we do.

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NCAA, Five Conferences Pursue $2.8B Student-Athletes Settlement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Charlie Baker The NCAA joined five conferences in a nearly $2.8 billion settlement proposed to cover damages to former and current student-athletes who claimed now-defunct NCAA rules prevented them from earning endorsement money. The move could create an avenue for college athletes to seek compensation more like professionals, whereby college and university athletics programs would compete in a marketplace for talent.

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Colleges Have Agreed to Pay Athletes. What's Next?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Nell Gluckman Ryan Kang, Getty Images The U. of Michigan football team walks to the locker room before the 2024 Rose Bowl. The agreement, by the NCAA and the nation’s most high-powered athletic conferences, is part of a historic settlement that still faces review by a judge.

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PADONDA B. WEBB

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Padonda B. Webb Padonda B. Webb has been appointed assistant vice chancellor of Health and Wellness in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Division of Student Affairs. She served as executive director of the Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr. Student Health Center. Webb holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from A&T, a master’s in nursing from Winston-Salem State University, and a DNP from the University of South Alabama-Mobile.

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Tutor.com Faces Scrutiny Over Data Privacy Concerns

Inside Higher Ed

Tutor.com Faces Scrutiny Over Data Privacy Concerns Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM A Senate committee is investigating the Chinese-owned company.

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Harry Edwards to sociology grads: Even in turbulent times, believe in yourself

The Berkeley Blog

“From time to time, you might have to take a different path than you had anticipated and planned, but you can still get there," Harry Edwards, a renowned sports activist and UC Berkeley professor emeritus of sociology, told sociology graduates at their May 13 commencement ceremony. The post Harry Edwards to sociology grads: Even in turbulent times, believe in yourself appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Keir Starmer says he ditched tuition fees pledge to prioritise tackling NHS crisis

The Guardian - Higher Education

Labour leader says ‘we can’t have both’ given state of economy but system of university funding must change UK politics live – latest updates Keir Starmer has said he abandoned his pledge to abolish tuition fees in order to prioritise tackling NHS waiting lists. The Labour leader said he still believes the system of university tuition has “got to change”, but insisted the party could not fulfil both pledges given the state of the British economy.

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Delaware College of Art and Design to close permanently in Wilmington

University Business

Delaware College of Art and Design announced it will be “winding down operations in the coming weeks” — then closing permanently. DCAD shared the announcement in a press release Thursday, confirming it will not be offering any classes or awarding degrees for the 2024-25 academic year. The college’s announcement came just over a week after the Class of 2024 commencement, following nearly 30 years of operation in Wilmington.

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We don’t see immigration statistics, we see people

The PIE News

This article was written by Ruth Arnold, executive director of external affairs for Study Group and co-founder of the #WeAreInternational campaign. I have to be honest. These past few weeks have not been much fun. When I was asked how I felt hearing the government had agreed not to remove the Graduate route, the word that came immediately to mind was relief.

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What do students at elite colleges really want?

University Business

The meme was an image of a head with “I need to get rich” slapped across it. “Freshmen after spending 0.02 seconds on campus,” read the caption, posted in 2023 to the anonymous messaging app Sidechat. The campus in question was Harvard, where, at a wood-paneled dining hall last year, two juniors explained how to assess a fellow undergraduate’s earning potential.

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American Sociological Assoc. Members Call for Gaza Ceasefire

Inside Higher Ed

Members of the American Sociological Association (ASA) have passed a resolution calling “for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza” and supporting “members’ academic freedom, including but not limited to defending scholars’ right to speak out against Zionist occupation.

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A mega-gift for an HBCU college fell through. Here’s what happened—and what’s next

University Business

Transformative financial donations don’t come along often in higher education. So when a donor promised a $237.75 million gift to Florida A&M University, school officials were understandably excited. The donor was Gregory Gerami, a 30-year-old businessman from Texas who said he wanted to make sure the historically Black school’s windfall would help students who needed the money most.

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California State System Reports No Direct Investments in Israel

Inside Higher Ed

The California State University System recently indicated that it has no direct ownership of stocks or bonds in companies based in Israel but has minimal indirect holdings there through mutual funds, EdSource reported. System administrators do not plan to alter these investments, despite calls from pro-Palestinian faculty members and students to do so.

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How to maximize impact with a small marketing team

University Business

Operating as a smaller marketing team in higher education doesn’t mean expectations or responsibilities are scaled down. If anything, a small marketing team often faces greater challenges when it comes to keeping pace, whether that means budgets, staffing or technology resources. For this reason, it’s imperative that the team’s time and energy stay laser-focused on the things that will provide the largest return on investment and drive the institution forward.

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Harvard student speaker denounces university over Gaza protest response

The Guardian - Higher Education

Shruthi Kumar gives unscripted condemnation of university after 13 students barred from graduation over involvement in protests A graduating Harvard University student went off script and upbraided Harvard over the university’s treatment of students protesting against what they say is a genocide being carried out by Israel in Gaza. “As I stand here today, I must take a moment to recognize my peers – the 13 undergraduates in the class of 2024 that will not graduate today,” said student Shruthi Ku

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With college athletes on cusp of revenue-sharing, there are Title IX questions that must be answered

University Business

The looming athlete pay system that will upend the traditional college sports model and still-to-be-determined details about how millions of dollars will be distributed are certain to bring questions about gender equity. Of special interest will be whether schools must comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in any school or education program that receives federal funds.

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Congress’s latest ‘antisemitism’ hearing was an ugly attack on Palestinian rights | Moira Donegan

The Guardian - Higher Education

The real purpose of this nasty political farce is to pressure US universities to crack down on criticism of Israel If you didn’t know what was really going on at US college campuses, the congressional hearing on Thursday – in which the presidents of Northwestern and Rutger’s and the chancellor of UCLA were called to testify before a Republican-controlled House committee – would do little to inform you.