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Melissa Ezarik
Unlike with other recent studies that found nudging students to be generally ineffective, a new study in which the nudge comes from a familiar counselor and a reply involves additional guidance and support shows positive results.  Read more>>

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Learn how a new platform is shown to increase student satisfaction with the latest Ovum release, “On the Radar: ACI Student Payment Portal modernizes the higher ed payments experience.” Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
Over the past decade, large state cuts in higher ed funding have contributed to tuition increases. In seven states, published tuition has risen over 60%, and it has more than doubled at Louisiana’s four-year schools. Read more>>

Melissa Ezarik
When developed and executed with best practices in mind, student financial responsibility agreements protect institutions legally and financially. Here are considerations for implementing effective agreements. Read more>>

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Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
The Louisiana Department of Education is seeking applications from school systems, colleges and businesses to test a new pilot program called “Extension Academy,” aimed at reducing student debt and helping high school graduates get jobs.  Read more>>

AP via Bradenton Herald
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have launched a university-backed startup company to help prevent and fight wildfires with drones. Read more>>

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Liaison International
In this case study, Weill Cornell Medicine implements a universitywide admissions management and analytics solution that identifies enrollment trends and creates a better applicant experience. Also, Liaison experts discuss how using one application for multiple programs streamlines the process for everyone. Read more>>

Scalawag Magazine
Since 2016, Death Row prisoner Lyle May has provided readers with critical insights into North Carolina’s criminal justice system. Read more>>

Community College Daily
A federal program to prepare low-income individuals for good-paying healthcare careers would see its federal funding quintupled — from $85 million to $425 million annually — under a bill passed this week by the House Ways and Means Committee. Read more>>

The New York Times
For much of the year, Frances Hui followed the Hong Kong demonstrations from her dorm room at Emerson College, feeling guilty that she was safe in Boston while clashes grew increasingly violent for her fellow Hong Kongers. Read more>>

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The Washington Post
Happy hour at the bar at the University of Iceland gets underway at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, the unofficial end of the week on campuses everywhere. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
The next step? Legislative support to scale nationwide opportunities. Read more>>

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Interfolio announced that it has been selected by Western Washington University to employ its platform enabling faculty to complete review, promotion, and tenure processes and allow current faculty and administrators to review their peers and evaluate tenure and promotion candidates' qualifications and backgrounds. Read more>>'s online bookstore solution will provide substantial course material savings for students and offer a unique on campus store partnership for a comprehensive bookstore solution. Read more>>

Tecnológico de Monterrey joined InStride as a global university partner, expanding the reach of InStride’s university network into Latin America. Read more>>