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Matt Zalaznick
Target will open another three smaller versions of its big boxes on and around college campuses this fall. The company’s move coincides with a trend of other major retailers opening locations on and around college campuses. Read more>>

Walter V. Wendler
Higher ed leaders are under pressure to meet the needs of a changing culture and work environment and to manage an increasingly diverse set of student and graduate expectations. Innovation is required, says guest columnist Walter V. Wendler, president of West Texas A&M University. Read more>>

JD Solomon
An app developed by a team of students at University of California, Berkeley promises to address campus food insecurity through the anonymous donation of meal swipes, between those who need them and those who have swipes to share. The team behind the app, called Bear Appétit, recently won the Modo Labs 2019 national student Ideathon competition. Read more>>

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Detroit Free Press
Michigan State University will pay a record $4.5 million fine for its problems in handling the Larry Nassar case, the federal education department announced. Read more>>

The Wall Street Journal
Emails in college admissions cheating scandal show the role donations played in decisions to accept students. Read more>>

TechRadar Pro
Researchers have found that cybercriminals are disguising malware as online versions of textbooks. Read more>>

The New York Times
The emails to the dean of admissions flagged students that the athletic department had taken a special interest in — not, apparently, for their prowess on the field or in the pool. Read more>>

The Washington Post
Maryland’s foray into tuition-free public higher education is off to a rocky start, with far fewer students than expected taking advantage of the state’s community college scholarship after a harried rollout of the program. Read more>>
The University of Cincinnati has agreed to sell the Emery Center to a development partnership for $8.55 million. Read more>>

WCPO Cincinnati
Mt. St. Joseph University has announced a partnership with West Side Brewing to create a new centennial celebration brew, aptly name Centenni-Ale. Read more>>

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MIT News
Task force calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Eight years in, a program that helps low-income students stay on track to college is spreading — and showing results. Read more>>

The New York Times
When getting a degree is seen as a moral obligation, families will spend whatever it takes. Read more>>

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Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ohio is one of six states chosen by the National Governors Association to participate in a project that will design education and training programs to increase the upward mobility of adult learners. Read more>>
In this case study learn how Moodle by eThink provided solutions to the challenges Berea College was facing with their self-hosted Moodle instance. Read more>>

Consolidated coaching initiative will provide support to NOVA, George Mason University students enrolled in ADVANCE, a seamless transfer program. Read more>>

After one year as interim president of Spring Hill College, E. Joseph Lee has been named president. Read more>>
President Derek Brandes said Walla Walla Community College is in a state of financial emergency because of low  enrollment and the state’s funding formula for community colleges. Read more>>
Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City is one big step closer to naming a new president. Read more>>