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April 17, 2015

Quote of the day:
“We don't get to choose the things that happen to us in life. What we can choose is how to react to them, how we deal with them, and how we move on.”
Sarah Winter

UIS Students Participate In National Day Of Silence (ABC News)
Some University of Illinois Springfield students are breaking the silence on the issue of bullying for youth who are marginalized, undocumented, or have disabilities.

College of DuPage backers with exclusive deals rake in millions (Chicago Tribune)
Officials at the College of DuPage have a long list of items to turn over to federal investigators by next week, including a trove of documents related to contracts with companies tied to board members for the school's fundraising foundation.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (Chicago Tribune)
Two students who will graduate from North Central College in Naperville this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.

New online sexual assault reporting system debuts for campuses (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The nonprofit Sexual Health Innovations has created an online sexual assault reporting system for college campuses called Callisto.

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Whether or not college leaders realize it, last week’s announcement by LinkedIn that it would spend $1.5 billion to buy, a provider of consumer-focused online courses, carries notable consequences for higher education.

Why One College Created an 'Affordability Academy' for Its Own Staff (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Lacey Vallery, an admissions counselor at Robert Morris University, has been in the field for just 10 months.

What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Given that the value of college is frequently challenged on multiple fronts these days, interest in how the public regards higher education runs pretty high among its champions.

U of C Law School dean leaving to head University of Oregon (Crain's Chicago Business)
Michael Shill, dean of the University of Chicago law school since 2009, is leaving to become president of the University of Oregon on July 1. Shill was a finalist two years ago for the chancellorship of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a post that went instead to Rebecca Blank.

Colleges Turning to Internet for Intel on Applicant (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
As if getting into college wasn’t hard enough, now students have to worry about college admissions officers doing web searches and scanning their social media accounts for information that could possibly influence the decision of whether to accept a particular student into college.

Autism in college: How are institutions helping students succeed? (Education Week)
College students with autism are often tempted to keep their needs quiet.

Gallup: Majority of Americans see college as out of reach (Education Week)
While a new Gallup poll found that 61% of adults in the United States think higher education is available to anyone who needs it, only 21% believe it’s affordable for everyone.

Higher ed's endowment gap is getting wider (Education Week)
Moody’s Investors Service studied the 503 schools it rates and found the wealth gap across them is growing.

Free Community College, Structured Pathways: Survey of 2-Year-College Leaders (Inside Higher Ed)
For all the talk about the prospect of free community college, most two-year-college leaders are skeptical about the feasibility that the concept will come to pass in their states.

Regulating Job Placement (Inside Higher Ed)
The federal government's gainful-employment standards for vocational programs at colleges kick into effect in three months, assuming two lawsuits filed by the for-profit sector don't block the new rules.

Dissertation of a Mad Black Woman (Inside Higher Ed)
My spouse pursued me while I was a senior in college. I was young. Naïve. You could say that I was easy … easily impressed that is.

Rich New Resource on Postsecondary Attainment (Inside Higher Ed)
A new federal report presents a wealth of data about how 2002's 10th graders fared in higher education (and not) a decade later -- potentially offering researchers and policy makers enormous insight into who attains postsecondary success and why.

Academic Minute: Social Media Journalism (Inside Higher Ed)
In today's Academic Minute, Stephen Barnard, a sociologist at St. Lawrence University, discusses the way journalists use social media. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

Taiwanese CEO gives $12 million to UI (News-Gazette)
A $12 million gift from a Taiwanese CEO will fund an innovative learning center at the University of Illinois, part of a top-to-bottom renovation of a major engineering building on campus.

UI's Ginsburg to be honored for education program at Danville prison (News-Gazette)
She's always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society.

SIU to hike tuition 5% for incoming students in fall (Springfield State Journal-Register)
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition hike for incoming undergraduate students next year.

NIU offers course on 'Game of Thrones' (Springfield State Journal-Register)
Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

State restores part of funding cut from schools (Springfield State Journal-Register)
Sangamon County public schools will receive $1.3 million back from the $97 million in education funding reinstated statewide.

Overcoming Generational Stereotypes in the Workplace (University World News)
Millennials act entitled. Baby Boomers are resistant to change. Traditionals can’t learn new technology. If you’re not careful, age-based stereotypes like these can cause miscommunication and employee dissatisfaction in your company.

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