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Something as simple as unlimited email space—and as complex as chatbots—can create an emotional connection between a student and a university that drives academic and institutional success. Read more>>

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Allowing individuals with developmental disabilities to access college courses alongside students without disabilities would grant them “transformative” experiences that can almost quadruple employment rates, advocates said. Read more>>

The Detroit News
Two years after it stopped offering undergraduate classes and embarked on an unprecedented effort to offer only master’s degrees, Marygrove College will close at the end of the fall semester in December. Read more>>

MarketWatch
New rules proposed by Betsy DeVos could put students at risk of attending low-quality schools, advocates say. Read more>>

Los Angeles Daily News
A fire scorched about five acres of brush Wednesday in the Santa Clarita area, forcing the precautionary evacuation of a nearby college campus before crews got the upper hand. Read more>>

Bostpn 25 News
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew the approval status for Roxbury Community College’s nursing program. Read more>>

AlJazeera.com
John Vandemoer is the first to be sentenced in a sweeping case, which has ensnared celebrities and business executives. Read more>>

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The Washington Post
Athletics plays a powerful role in admissions and enrollment at many prominent colleges and universities. Read more>>

Forbes
An Ohio jury has awarded Gibson’s Bakery $11 million in damages in its libel suit against Oberlin College. This week, that same jury could award punitive damages that would increase the total amount of damages to more than $30 million. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help. Read more>>

Industry News

Blackboard
Blackboard Inc. announced that it is continuing to expand its Software as a Service deployment of Blackboard Learn across the globe, with the solution now available in Canada. Read more>>

Universities of Birmingham and Melbourne
Gender-based violence could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the ‘warning signs’ presented among patients they will encounter in professional life. Read more>>

Lycoming College
A hand-selected group of Lycoming College students recently set out on to complete the Lycoming College Leadership Experience at Gettysburg. During this two-day experiential learning opportunity, students study leadership on the battlefield as well as in their everyday lives. Read more>>

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The Republic
Franklin College President Thomas J. Minar, has informed the board that the 2019-2020 academic year will conclude his service to the college as president. Read more>>

Rocky Mount Telegram
Only 10 days into a new three-year contract extension, Dewey Clark has resigned his post as president of N.C. Wesleyan College. Read more>>

Chicago Sun-Times
Before law school, John Kness was a patrol officer for the Oak Park Police Department. Read more>>