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Why a Novel Way to Pay for College Appeals to Conservatives

Chronicle of Higher Education

December 19, 2016

Income-share agreements, in which investors help finance students’ educations in return for a percentage of their earnings, have become a hot idea in some corners of higher education. Especially conservative ones.

How Politics Shapes the Making of Higher-Education Regulations

Chronicle of Higher Education

December 19, 2016

The Education Department has been criticized for its heavy use of rule making to advance the Obama administration’s policy priorities — in particular, holding for-profit colleges accountable. But now many observers expect at least some of those efforts to be curtailed or ended under the incoming Trump administration.

‘Sanctuary Campuses’: Controversy Blown Out of Perspective?

December 19, 2016

College students across the country are clamoring for their campuses to be declared “sanctuaries,” where administrators do all they can to protect students and employees from any effort by Republican President-elect Donald Trump to deport unauthorized immigrants or register Muslims. But the protests and proposed retaliation are disconnected from current immigration and student privacy laws, legal analysts say, and from what the Trump administration might do any time soon.

Would You Sell Your Prized Possessions to Pay for College?


December 19, 2016

Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools?  For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. He had been collecting them ever since the eighth grade.  It may not be someone's first choice to say goodbye to prized personal possessions, but sometimes it may be a parent's only choice.

A Lack of Yakking

Inside Higher Ed

December 19, 2016

Remember Yik Yak? The app was the scourge of the college campus just last year, with anonymous harassment posted to its local discussion boards causing arrests, demonstrations, sit-ins and more. Administrators grappled with how to respond -- some moved to ban the app or restrict students’ access to it, but those actions drew criticism from civil liberties and free speech groups.Now the app appears to be going the way of Google+, MySpace and Vine.

Congress Likely to Consider Reining In Student-Loan Programs, House Republican Says

Wall Street Journal

December 16, 2016

The next Congress should look to reduce how much the government lends individually to college and graduate students, a key House Republican said Thursday, comparing the loan programs to policies that helped inflate the housing bubble and ended in a wave of foreclosures.  Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, said the government has made it too easy for students and their parents to borrow too much, in turn driving up prices. She said she won’t seek to end federal student lending altogether. But she singled out so-called Plus loans, which go to graduate students and parents of undergraduates, as being problematic.

Some Small Colleges Are Finding Clever Ways to Stay Open

The Economist

December 16, 2016

VISITORS stand out at Marlboro College’s bucolic campus in the woods of Vermont, but not because they are special or even unexpected. With 190 matriculated students and just a few dozen faculty and staff, everyone knows everyone. The student-faculty ratio is five to one, about the lowest in the country. The college administration has worked hard to stay small: the student population has rarely topped 350. But in the years since its founding after the second world war, Marlboro has often skirted financial ruin. In 1993 it had only a few payrolls left in the bank. It was rescued by a foundation. Today it is looking for ways to save itself and already seeing some success.

Choice Deserts

Inside Higher Ed

December 16, 2016

Wage data are a key part of the bipartisan push to give prospective students more information about the value of a college credential. But measures of graduates’ earnings can be of limited use to the large number of people who lack choices about where to go to college. That’s the central finding of a new study from researchers at the Urban Institute. The paper, dubbed “Choice Deserts,” looks at how geography and academic selectivity curb the impact of earnings data for students in Virginia.

Under Scrutiny: What's Next for the Focus on University Endowments?

December 16, 2016

President-elect Trump has proposed an education reformation agenda that puts the onus of student debt on university administrators. While the federal government must loosen costly regulations on higher education, colleges also have a responsibility to reduce tuition costs by tapping into their endowments and controlling spending, says Trump. Stakeholders in the education industry are concerned that drastic tuition discounting could present a financial burden to universities. But, the failure to apply university endowment funds towards financial aid for lower income students has come under scrutiny.

Burden of Proof in the Balance

Inside Higher Ed

December 16, 2016

In 2011, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter that urged institutions to better investigate and adjudicate cases of campus sexual assault. Republican lawmakers and other critics have argued that the guidance goes farther than just clarifying Title IX.  With Donald Trump winning the presidential election last month and this year's GOP platform stating that the White House's work on the issue "must be halted," many believe the next incarnation of the department will scrap the 2011 guidance, allowing colleges to return to using whatever standard they deem appropriate.

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