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Bridging The Gap
Today's Top Higher Education News.
  Tuesday 10 April, 2018
Today\'s Top Higher Education News.

Inside Higher Ed reports that the Department of Justice appears to be investigating early decision admissions practices at some institutions . . . Harold O. Levy and Peg Tyre write in an op-ed in The New York Times about leveling the college playing field . . . The Hechinger Report looks in a pair of stories at lowering the barriers to transfer and how technology is helping nontraditional students achieve . . . The Boston Globe looks at how President Trump’s tweets about DACA can induce panic among DACA recipients.

The number of Illinois freshman students enrolling in universities outside the state has jumped 73 percent since 2000, and many of those students end up at the University of Alabama . . . Congress triples federal funding for low-income student parents, and advocates welcome the support—the first new investment in years—but say much more is needed . . . In the face of Brexit, British universities worry​ that students from abroad will chose to stay on the European continent rather than making the trek to the United Kingdom.

​The New York Times reports that middle-class families are increasingly looking to community colleges for a quality education, and, in separate stories, explores how institutions are adapting to a changing higher education landscape and setting up programs to help low-income students with unexpected financial expenses . . . A public charter school network released survey results today that show students who attend historically black colleges are more likely to report a “sense of belonging” and good mental health than those who attend other colleges . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the history of the California state higher education system . . . James W. Dean Jr., a current professor and former vice chancellor and provost at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named the new president​ of the University of New Hampshire.







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