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Brigham Young Students Who Report Sexual Assault Will Not Face Honor Code Sanctions (New York Times)Open in a New Window

Brigham Young University announced on Wednesday that it would spare students who report sexual assaults from facing punishment for violations of its honor code, such as drinking or extramarital sex, that may have happened near or at the time of the assault.


Higher Education for the AI Age: Let Us Think About It Before the Machines Do It for Us - Presidential Opinion (Washington Post )Open in a New Window

Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University (MA), writes: Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. presidential race, it was easy to miss the Obama administration's release this month of a slim, 48-page report titled "Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence." Yet the subject of the report -- and the changes it foreshadows -- may prove to be as consequential for our society, and our education system, as even the most high-stakes national election.


HBCUs are an American National Treasures - Opinion (Diverse)Open in a New Window

Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, write: The legacy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is one of significant courage and steadfast determination. HBCUs are among America's national treasures that must be preserved and protected for future generations.


NYU President: High Tuition Causes Unacceptable Financial Strain (Washington Post)Open in a New Window

The new president of New York University proclaimed an attention-grabbing goal after taking office this year: He wants to rein in price hikes at one of the most expensive schools in the country.


Taxed Off: Private Colleges Strain Municipal Budgets (Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Journal)Open in a New Window

According to a USA Today Network analysis of state Department of Taxation and Finance data, which showed that $36.5 billion worth of property owned by private nonprofit educational organizations was exempt from paying property taxes in 2015. Another $10 billion worth of property, also tax-exempt, belongs to the state university system.


Wilson College Celebrates 7 Years Without Tuition Increase (Chambersburg, Penn., Public Opinion)Open in a New Window

Wilson College students will continue paying the same amount for classes after the Wilson College Board of Trustees voted this past weekend to hold the line on tuition for traditional undergraduate students for the seventh year in a row.


Solnick to Step Down as Warren Wilson College President (Black Mountain, N.C., News)Open in a New Window

Warren Wilson College President Steven Solnick announced he is leaving the school next year to take a job with a private day school in New York City.


Goucher Is Not Raising Tuition for the First Time. The President Explains Why. (Baltimore, Md., Business Journal)Open in a New Window

For the first time in the school's 131-year history, Goucher College will not raise tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year.


One University Asks: How Do You Promote Free Speech Without Alienating Students? (Chronicle of Higher Education)Open in a New Window

Can you support free speech while also making all students feel welcomed' Or is that an impossible balancing act'


The Fallacy of Reducing Costs by Subsidizing Expensive Things - Column (Washington Post)Open in a New Window

Columnist Jennifer Rubin writes: Since they likely won't control the White House or the Senate, Republicans, rather than blindly obstructing any health-care and college reforms, might add to the debate. They could highlight the basic fallacy: You don't lower costs by having the government pay for it. You don't even lower the price.


For Some Republicans, Trump Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect Lost Opportunity (Chronicle of Higher Education)Open in a New Window

Less than a month before Election Day, the Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump introduced some ideas for reforming higher education. But the measures, which include a new formula for income-based repayment of student loans, have surprised political and policy analysts for their substance and for their late timing, compared with Mr. Trump's political rivals.


Roundup: 2016 College Board Trends Reports (Multiple Sources)Open in a New Window

Sticker price and net price continued to rise while borrowing by students and families declined in 2015-16, according to the latest reports on college costs from the College Board. The 2016 editions of Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid were released today. Below is a collection of news stories on the lastest reports.


Mega Contracts with Colleges Start to Pinch Under Armour (Wall Street Journal)Open in a New Window

Under Armour Inc. and its rivals have pledged more than $1 billion to secure outfitting deals with top college programs in recent years. Now those megadeals--some stretching as long as 15 years--are starting to pinch profits at the sportswear maker. Shares of Under Armour plunged Tuesday after the company walked back some of its aggressive growth projections.


Harvard and Dining Workers Reach Tentative Agreement (Harvard Crimson, MA)Open in a New Window

Harvard and its dining workers reached a "tentative agreement" around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday morning--the closest the two parties have come to a contract settlement during months of tense negotiations.


College Free-For-All? - Opinion (Huffington Post)Open in a New Window

Charles Kolb, former deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy (1990-1992), writes: While these approaches are understandable reactions to the current postsecondary-education crisis, they are also ill-advised, unaffordable, and unlikely to be enacted.


Advocacy Groups Urge Federal Coordination on Student Complaint System (Inside Higher Ed)Open in a New Window

More than 50 national and state organizations signed a letter to the White House urging changes to the complaint system for student loan borrowers launched over the summer.


College Costs Drive U.S. Students to British Universities (U.S. News & World Report)Open in a New Window

As the cost of attending college in the U.S. continues to rise, more American students are enrolling at British universities, which can be significantly cheaper than private colleges stateside.


Hillary Clinton’s Free-College Plan Draws Scrutiny (Wall Street Journal)Open in a New Window

A growing chorus of policy experts, economists and some college officials say the plan would deliver hundreds of billions of additional dollars to schools with no guarantee that they spend it wisely and keep costs in check.


Williams: Clinton’s Plan Will Fix Tuition Crisis - Opinion (Detroit, Mich., Free Press)Open in a New Window

Dennis Williams, president of the United Auto Workers, writes: As more studies show that tuition has risen across the board in all institutions, it's not just academic workers who have a stake in our higher education system. We all do.


The Big Problems with Obama Administration New Teacher-Education Regulations (Washington Post)Open in a New Window

There are other problems with the new regulations, as well, as explained in this post by Lauren Anderson and Ken Zeichner. Anderson is a professor and chair of the Education Department at Connecticut College. Zeichner is a professor of teacher education at the University of Washington at Seattle who has done extensive research on teaching and teacher education.