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Metropolitan State University is stepping up security on its St. Paul campus after a “racially motivated physical assault” was reported, school officials said in an email to students. Read more>>

Yahoo! Finance
An email was recently sent to all students, faculty and staff of the University of Central Arkansas from the office of the president, explaining why the administrative decision was made to remove an LGBTQ sign off campus. Read more>>
The transition from active military to civilian life can be tough. A program at University of Southern Maine is helping veterans navigate higher education. Read more>>

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Not yet two months after a serious fire, the Barn at Bennington College is moving toward full usage. Read more>>
A new military veteran program is coming to the College of Charleston. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Atlantic
Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience. Read more>>

In a bold demonstration for their legal rights, the women of the 1976 Yale crew team changed forever how female athletes were treated in America. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Some efforts are beginning to translate complex academic jargon into plain language. Read more>>

USA Today
For decades, the conventional wisdom told young Americans that they should go to college, pretty much at all costs. A degree was the ticket to the American dream. Read more>>

Industry News

SmartBrief and UPCEA, the association for professional, continuing, and online education, launched the UPCEA Briefing powered by SmartBrief. Read more>>
With the help of exclusive anonymized data provided by Upsolve, LendEDU found that 32% of consumers that file for bankruptcy also carry student loan debt that is virtually impossible to successfully discharge. Read more>>
The cost for part-time undergraduate study at Syracuse University – to include all part-time residential and online undergraduate degree programs – will be reduced by 18 percent, from $846 per credit hour to $695 per credit hour. Read more>>


Poughkeepsie Journal
After 37 years as Marist College’s president, Dennis J. Murray officially stepped down on June 30, 2016. Read more>>
Muhlenberg College named an interim president after current president John I. Williams Jr. resigned. Read more>>

St. Louis Public Radio
When Harris-Stowe State University President Dwaun Warmack graduated from high school, he had a 1.7 grade-point average and did not think he was college material. Today, Warmack, 42, is one of the youngest presidents of a four-year college in the country. Read more>>