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Here are details of the merger agreement between University of Bridgeport and Marlboro College, and on what the future may hold for students, faculty, administrators and staff. Read more>>

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On a busy day, as many as 300 students, faculty and staff at Manchester Community College will visit the school’s food pantry to help make ends meet with free groceries. Read more>>

The New York Times
Tens of thousands of students in California enrolled in online classes at out-of-state colleges abruptly lost federal financial aid after they found themselves in the cross-fire of a regulatory fight between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the nation’s largest teachers’ union. Read more>>
Purdue University is mourning the death of an administrator who drowned during a family vacation. Read more>>
A former Carleton College student who was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student after their initiation into a secret society is suing the college for expelling him. Read more>>

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh shuttered abruptly in March, locking out students and breaking rules set by accreditation agencies on how to properly close schools. The building was quickly looted of art and textbooks and now sits quietly in the Strip District. Read more>>

The eviction notice arrived last month at William Nunley’s modest two-story house in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood, one of the hottest real-estate markets in the city. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis
When I was 12, my daddy had a heart attack, and we thought he was going to die. He wasn’t able to work for a long time. We lost our family station wagon and were an inch away from losing our home. Read more>>

Some may think the last thing they want to do in retirement is deal with noisy students, but making the move to a college town, or a university-based retirement community, is becoming a much more popular option for retirees, and for good reason. Read more>>

Even in a tough higher ed market, few schools actually go out of business. Read more>>

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Colorado company, GenoFAB, accelerates the development of new academic research groups by providing no-cost services valued at $2500/month. Read more>>

CampusLogic, higher education’s only end-to-end student financial success platform, announced that it experienced more than 50% growth for the first half of 2019 over the same period in 2018, with significant growth driven by both the community college as well as the large public university markets. Read more>>


The State Journal
Kentucky State University’s vice president for institutional advancement will leave next month for the same position at a college in New York.  Read more>>

Detroit Free Press
As Matthew Scogin was trying to pick a college to attend, he applied to the University of Michigan, but got put on a waiting list. Deciding that if they didn’t want him, he didn’t want them, the Portage native began looking for another school, eventually landing at Hope College. Read more>>

New Hampshire Public Radio
Former University of New Hampshire president Mark Huddleston continued to collect a $425,000 salary in the year after he retired from his position in June 2018. Read more>>