Quote of the day:
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
With 'Gainful Employment' Talks Set, Department Hears Interested Parties (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Three years after the Education Department sparked an all-out lobbying war with the release of a draft of its controversial gainful-employment rule, opponents and proponents of the regulation are gearing up for another costly fight.
'Dreamers' Could Receive Federal Student Loans Under Immigration Bill (Chronicle of Higher Education)
An amendment passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday added language to a pending immigration bill that would extend federal student loans, work-study funds, and other federal support to students who are in the United States illegally.
Education Dept. Releases New Data on College Tuition Across Sectors (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The National Center for Education Statistics, the Education Department’s statistical arm, on Tuesday released a “first look” report at new data on college pricing across sectors, finding that tuition and required fees for in-state students at four-year, public institutions rose by 6.7 percent from 2010-11 to 2012-13.
Longtime Official at Northern Illinois U. Will Retire After FBI Inquiry (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Eddie R. Williams, Northern Illinois University’s executive vice president for finance and chief of operations, will retire at the end of this month, shortly after returning from a two-month leave of absence.
How a Little Data Can Solve One of Higher Education's Biggest Problems (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Last fall, Shaun Fowler started his sophomore year at Georgia State University still owing $500 on his tuition bill.
ECC budget to be ‘more normal’ after major construction (Courier News)
ELGIN — Elgin Community College’s 2013-14 budget now is available for public viewing, and it’s back to “more normal expenditures” after several years of construction projects, according to Vice President of Business and Finance Sharon Konny.
The $96 million total budget is balanced again this year, Konny said.
High-schoolers walk at Harper commencement (Daily Herald)
A total of 18 high-schoolers, 17 from Wheeling High School alone, walked after completing their certified nursing assistant certificate, among the numerous fast-growing dual credit options that Harper offers.
University Presidents Say Elitism Can’t Be Part of Plans for Future (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
WASHINGTON — In order to graduate larger portions of the nation’s increasingly diverse and economically challenged students, universities must shun the elitism of the past and adopt new practices that smoothen and enrich the college experience.
Student Loan Problems: One Third Of Millennials Regret Going To College (Forbes)
Here’s an indication of how burdensome student loans have become : About one-third of millennials say they would have been better off working, instead of going to college and paying tuition.
Bucking the Trend (Inside Higher Ed)
Although the Affordable Care Act is intended to increase access to health insurance, a growing number of community colleges have been moving in the opposite direction by cutting adjuncts’ hours and, consequently, their eligibility for coverage. But one college is bucking the trend in part, offering insurance to a limited number of non-tenure-track faculty.
Concerns on Loan Denials (Inside Higher Ed)
WASHINGTON -- Since the Education Department changed its underwriting standards for loans to students’ parents in 2011, 400,000 parents have been denied the loans. The denials have fallen disproportionately on historically black colleges and universities, whose leaders pleaded with the Obama administration Tuesday to reconsider the policy.
New SRC student trustee elected (McDonough County, The Voice)
CANTON -- Scott Anderson of Cuba was elected by Spoon River College students to serve as the student trustee on the SRC Board of Trustees for the 2013-14 academic year.
Deadline for summer CSC registration June 9 (McDonough County, The Voice)
GALESBURG -- Registration is still open for classes for the 2013 summer session at Carl Sandburg College.
UI telescope gets renovation (News-Gazette)
URBANA — Though not quite as old as Galileo's model, the historic telescope in the University of Illinois Observatory is showing signs of age.
Class Of 2013 Student Debt Reaches New Heights (The Huffington Post)
In what is now an annual ritual, a new crop of college graduates has been crowned the most indebted class in American history.
Standing Out From The Crowd
Standing Out From the Crowd
Standing Out From the Crowd (The New York Times)
“I wonder if Princeton should be poorer.”
College Plans Always Work Out, Even When They Don’t (The New York Times)
It’s hard to think back to my life eight months ago, when I started writing this blog, and really comprehend everything that’s happened to me
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