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Waiting and Planning for a Supreme Court Defeat

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Some colleges are quietly talking about how they will respond if the justices, as expected, reject affirmative action—especially if the ruling applies beyond admissions. On Thursday, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in three cases, colleges were watching for two cases, one on President Biden’s loan-forgiveness plan and one on affirmative action.

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Experiential Education Books: 10 Great Reads for the Experiential Educator

Experiential Learning Depot

Experiential education is taking the world by storm, especially our mid/post-pandemic world. If you are an aspiring or even practicing experiential educator looking for more information about experiential learning or could use a boost of inspiration, I highly recommend that you start by reading some books about experiential education written by the experiential learning greats!

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Labor Shortages, the Housing Crisis and Higher Ed

Confessions of a Community College Dean

How are these challenges playing out at your university? What would you say are the biggest challenges facing the U.S. today? Possible answers might be rising inequality, persistent poverty, inflation or crime. Perhaps you might answer political polarization.

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Manchester University students face expulsion over rent strike protest

The Guardian Higher Education

University taking disciplinary action against 11 students who occupied buildings during demonstrations A group of Manchester University students face expulsion over a rent strike that saw more than 350 collectively withhold more than £2m. The university is taking action against 11 of its students in a bitter row over rising rents and what some students claim is a failure to provide adequate financial support to those who are struggling during the cost of living crisis.

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Following the Rainbow to the Campus Store

Confessions of a Community College Dean

As retailers like Target face backlash for selling Pride Month items, LGBTQ+ students say it’s especially meaningful to see their universities selling such merchandise in the campus store. At the University of Utah campus store, traditional sports team merchandise is interspersed with hoodies, key chains and hats emblazoned with rainbow letter U’s, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride.

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Higher education fled this American small town. It left behind 'a ghost town.' - Nick Fouriezos, Open Campus USA Today

Ray Schroeder

When West Virginia University took the local campus out of Montgomery five years ago, it took more from the rural town than just a college. Suddenly, 1,500 students were gone. More than 100 staff and faculty moved out. The bar and the car dealership closed. The grocery store, too. And it was only going to get worse, locals knew.

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20% of California Community College Applicants Are Scams

Confessions of a Community College Dean

About 20 percent of applicants to California community colleges are scams, just designed to obtain student aid without enrolling, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The scams grew during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scottish University to Sell New York City Campus

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Glasgow Caledonian University, which created a New York City campus in 2013 and won the right to award degrees four years later, is selling its campus in New York C

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Out-of-State Tuition

Confessions of a Community College Dean

An argument to repeal out-of-state tuition premiums. Last week’s IHE piece about flagship universities recruiting out-of-state students for the tuition premium hit a bit close to home. Having sent both kids to out-of-state flagships (at substantially higher tuition than Rutgers, our state’s flagship), I am part of the problem. Having said that, the piece leaves out the obvious solution, so I’ll advocate for it here and just disclose up front that, yes, this would have saved my family quite a bit

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Instructor Found Not Guilty of Murdering Colleague

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Edward Gutting, a former Missouri State University instructor, was found not guilty, by reason of insanity, in the murder of a retired professor of history at the university, Marc Cooper, KY3 News reported.

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Never Take Teaching Advice From an Administrator

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Never Take Teaching Advice From an Administrator Doug Lederman Sun, 06/04/2023 - 10:00 AM

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Blue-Green Algae and Severe Liver Disease: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of California, Irvine, Week: Saurabh Chatterjee, professor of environmental and occupational health, examines one of the many effects of climate change we may not be aware of.

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Admissions News in Recent Weeks

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Senate passes measure to block loan forgiveness; Americans back affirmative action; Texas moves against diversity offices; catching cheaters.

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Capital Campaign Watch: Drury, North Central Missouri, Stonehill

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Capital Campaign Watch: Drury, North Central Missouri, Stonehill Scott Jaschik Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:00 AM

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