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Emily Ann Brown
Higher ed presidents met to discuss major challenges on their college campuses, such as enrollment declines and Title IX compliance. Read more>>

Stefanie Botelho
Enhancing acoustics and reducing background noise in college learning environments helps promote student success. Read more>>

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James E. Samels
In the early days, Binghamton had a favorable balance of trade when it came to workforce development in the rail and roadway industries—with more jobs than qualified, skilled workers. Heading into 2020, Binghamton has reinvented itself as New York’s “newest college town,” says guest columnist James E. Samels, president and CEO of The Education Alliance and senior partner in the law firm of Samels Associates. Read more>>

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CNN
A federal judge’s coming ruling in the college admissions scandal could determine whether the wealthy parents in the case get significant prison time — or whether they only get a slap on the wrist. Read more>>

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Bloomberg
American universities, used to taking the long view of history, seem to see the current era of rock-bottom interest rates as one that may not come around again for another century. Read more>>

WCVB.com
Leaders at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hired an outside law firm to investigate the university’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, as the scandal that started with the renowned Media Lab expands outward. Read more>>

Barron's
The University of Oklahoma could leave investors holding the bag for $250 million of bonds issued to finance a now-troubled student housing development. Read more>>

Courier Journal
The University of Kentucky’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority chapter is under investigation. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Philadelphia Tribune
Most consumers would likely agree that consumers should get what they pay for. If a product or service fails to deliver its promises, refunds are in order. Read more>>

The New York Times
Elite schools say they’re looking for academic excellence and diversity. But their thirst for tuition revenue means that wealth trumps all. Read more>>

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Vivante Health
 Vivante Health, inventors of the GIThrive all-in-one digital program for gut health and disease, is pleased to announce its partnership with Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Interlocal Group. Read more>>

LendEdu.com
Using exclusive applicant data provided by student loan lender Funding U, LendEDU found that a solid proportion of student loan borrowers will probably face a serious debt-to-income problem. Read more>>

Berkeley College
At the Berkeley College Online Faculty Symposium this year, the faculty’s efforts to elevate the level of excellence through certification of courses by Quality Matters. Read more>>

Construction

Retrofit Magazine
Designed as an administrative building by Josep Lluis Sert, dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, in 1958, Holyoke Center, a Brutalist building on Harvard Square, was completed in 1966. Read more>>

Chron.com
Rice University has won a federal grant to help advance its plans to develop a building using “mass timber,” a type of engineered wood touted as being more environmentally friendly than concrete or other materials. Read more>>

Shelby County Reporter
The University of Montevallo has officially started construction on a new Michael E. Stephens College of Business building. Read more>>

Construction Canada
Trent University in Peterborough is slated to become one of the first universities in Ontario to install permeable grid paving, an environmentally friendly parking solution. Read more>>