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Melissa Ezarik
Higher ed leaders considering electric scooters, the newest popular mode of alternative transportation, must keep safety in mind before bringing them to campus. Read more>>

JD Solomon
From huge institutions like The Ohio State University (45,000 students) to tiny Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa (974 students), schools across the country are moving full-steam-ahead into esports. Read more>>

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>>

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The Guardian
More than 60 faculty members called the donations ‘profoundly disturbing’ in a signed letter to the university’s president. Read more>>

A gunman who killed two university students and wounded four in a mass shooting in North Carolina in April pleaded guilty to murder in a Charlotte court. Read more>>

The New York Times
The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the Middle East studies program run jointly by the two schools after concluding that it was offering students a biased curriculum that did not present enough “positive” imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region. Read more>>

Grand Forks Herald
State university system staff will have to revise a proposed policy on disclosing conflicts of interest after higher education officials voted against suggested changes prompted by an audit that found fault with the North Dakota State College of Science. Read more>>

Greenville News
Low-income students will have to take out loans totaling $80,000 for a four-year degree at The University of South Carolina, making it one of the least affordable flagship universities in the country, a new study found.  Read more>>

CBS Chicago
The College of DuPage Faculty Association voted to authorize a strike. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Harvard Business Review
The first year after the Great Recession, 2010, marked the historical peak of college and university enrollment in the United States. Read more>>

In hiring companies known as online program managers, universities give up what is often a large share of revenues. Read more>>

USA Today
About 2 in 3 members of the class of 2018 graduated a little deeper in debt than the classes before them. Last year’s graduates with a bachelor’s degree averaged about $29,200 in student loan debt – a record in the USA.  Read more>>

Industry News

Adelphi University has named iModules as its partner for alumni engagement and online giving. Read more>>

Six BFIT professors will lead 14 apprentices through a semester of hands-on IT Business Analytics curriculum, which was designed in partnership with Apprenti and its employer partners. Read more>>

2U, Inc.
Online students in Simmons University’s School of Nursing will be the first students eligible to apply for the new deferred tuition payments, representing the first master’s degree in the U.S. to offer income-based tuition payments without interest. Read more>>