Career advice for international graduate students

May 29, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A growing proportion of international graduate students want to stay and work in North America after they graduate.

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How admissions essays have changed after the US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

May 29, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

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University of California academic workers stage strike to support on-campus protestors

May 29, 2024

AP NEWS — Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz walked off their jobs and went on strike Monday, the first campus to do so as part of a systemwide protest against a public university they say has violated the speech rights of pro-Palestinian advocates.

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Spring undergraduate enrollment increases for second straight year 

May 29, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Undergraduate enrollment increased by 2.5 percent this spring, according to a report out today from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Study finds that financial aid awards and undergraduate enrollment have increased at private universities

May 29, 2024

NACUBO — At private, nonprofit universities, tuition discounting and undergraduate enrollment are on the rise, according to a new study from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

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New report outlines best practices for the use of artificial intelligence in higher education

May 21, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Artificial intelligence (AI) will reshape student experiences, pedagogy and how people communicate, according to dozens of higher ed and technology experts, sharing opinions in a report released Monday.

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Colleges hold graduation ceremonies amid national protests against war in Gaza

May 21, 2024

AP NEWS — Protests over the Israel-Hamas war have spread across U.S. university and college campuses in recent weeks, leading to disruptions and arrests.

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Higher education summit looks at transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year colleges

May 21, 2024

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE — A summit at University of Pittsburgh will bring together educators and students from across the country to discuss and reflect on transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions.

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Survey: College students lack information about federal student aid changes and delays

May 21, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Higher education leaders have worked tirelessly over the past five months to recover from the Department of Education’s delayed and error-ridden rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FASFA), but one in five current students say they’re not aware of changes to FAFSA, or are unconcerned about

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Changes to Carnegie Classification to look at graduate earnings and enrollment of low-income students

May 21, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The American Council on Education (ACE) is proceeding with its plan to categorize colleges and universities based in part on how successfully they provide a “springboard to a better life” for their students.

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