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  Higher Ed Dive - Latest News Marymount Manhattan College in New York City is merging with Northeastern University in Boston. The merger will allow Marymount Manhattan students to transition into comparable Northeastern programs at no additional cost. Northeastern has previously merged with other institutions and is expanding its global footprint. Marymount Manhattan has faced financial pressure due to enrollment drops,...
Common App announces 2024–2025 Common App essay prompts Common App boosts equity in higher education, offering lower-cost membership to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), now over 150, including 35 HBCUs. Increased diversity in applicant pool and connections with HBCUs like NC Central noted. 175% rise in underrepresented race or ethnicity applicants in Southern US from 2015-2022. NC Central, established 1910, one...
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Emilie Townes, former dean at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, is the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Religion and Black Studies at Boston University’s School of Theology. Townes, a distinguished scholar in womanist and Black theology, aims to use the role to foster unity and address social issues. She was the first Black dean...
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education IHEP-led research investigates postsecondary value and equity, providing evidence of college's worth and informing strategies to improve returns on education. The "Elevating Equitable Value" series, supported by data from the Equitable Value Explorer tool, includes research by Trellis Strategies, AASCU, Wayne State University, and the Research Institute at Dallas College. The series explores post-college outcomes...
  Higher Education - The Washington Post Alexandra Pimentel found her credit report showing double her actual student loan amount due to a duplicate record from her old and new loan servicers, Nelnet and MOHELA. Other borrowers experienced similar issues, suggesting it would resolve in a few months. Read More  
Politics, Policy, Political News Top Stories The rise of AI-generated deepfakes is causing concern in schools across the United States. While some states have passed laws penalizing the dissemination of nonconsensual AI-generated pornographic materials, the response to deepfake incidents in schools varies widely. Legislation at the federal level has stalled due to disagreements over who should be held responsible. Some...
  Viterbo University, facing financial challenges and enrollment declines, received a $1 million donation in the form of a higher education consulting firm from Frank Casagrande. The institute will create new revenue streams, offer learning opportunities for students, and provide guidance to peer institutions. The donation is expected to help the university expand opportunities for underserved students and potentially benefit...
  Congress extends in-state tuition to students from Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau at US public colleges/universities from July 1. Law change concerns college leaders, fearing Congressional interference in state matters. New policy included in 2024 federal budget, threatens federal aid access for non-compliant colleges. Read More  
  Higher Ed Dive - Latest News FAFSA completion nears 2023 levels with 41.5% of 2024 class submitting the form, despite 15.5% drop from last year. Technical issues and formula errors plagued the simplified form's rollout, affecting aid distribution. Education Department's FAFSA support strategies aim to boost completion rates. Experts urge lawmakers to prevent future FAFSA delays and assess impact on...
Higher Ed Dive - Latest News Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for 20 years, is stepping down in June. Lisa Marsh Ryerson, current provost, will succeed him. Ryerson, who joined SNHU two years ago, has overseen academic offerings and strategy. She plans to draw on her leadership experience in higher education and philanthropy. Ryerson's career in...
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