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WCAX.com
Vermont officials presented a suite of new education incentives they hope will encourage more Vermonters to attend college, boost jobs, and attract new families to the state. Read more>>

LocalMemphis.com
The president and board of trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College are asking that a federal lawsuit filed against them by faculty of the institution be dismissed. Read more>>

Reuters
Leaders of the University of Alaska, facing a 41% cut in state funding by the governor, postponed a decision to declare the academic equivalent of bankruptcy reorganization until the end of the month. Read more>>

News3LV.com
Colleges, schools and even individuals everywhere have fight songs, those tunes listened to for a boost of grit and tenacity. Read more>>

CNN
Even as universities strive to become more inclusive places, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities still have often found the door to higher education closed to them. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Politico
We live in an age when a high school diploma is no longer sufficient for those looking to earn a middle-class living — almost every student needs something more. Read more>>

Community College Daily
For students who started college in fall 2017 at two-year public institutions, the persistence rate was 62.3 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the prior cohort year, and up 1.3 percentage points in comparison to the fall 2009 cohort. Read more>>

Industry News

DXtera Institute
New resources enable colleges and universities to compare tech solutions, evaluate software from the perspective of enterprise integration. Read more>>

Infutor
Consumer identity management expert Infutor announced that Penn State University Administrative Data Accelerator has selected Infutor to support research that informs policy and improves lives. Read more>>

GlyphEd
GlyphEd, a provider of interactive data visualization and discovery technology for college and university enrollment management teams, announced that the University of South Dakota joined its customer roster. Read more>>

People

TDN.com
The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees voted to extend President Chris Bailey’s contract through Aug. 31, 2022. Read more>>

WWLP.com
Hampshire College has appointed a new president, amid the school’s ongoing financial trouble.  Read more>>

The State Journal-Register
Two longtime employees of the Springfield-based Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities have been charged in a multi-year fraudulent scheme to steal funds from the association. Read more>>