Ole Miss foundation to pay $500,000 of new leader’s salary
Campus groups continue to express unhappiness Friday with how trustees chose Glenn Boyce as the new chancellor of the University of Mississippi, seeking to thread a needle by not attacking Boyce...
State university leaders seek $100M to redesign system
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The system overseeing more than a dozen Pennsylvania universities has unanimously voted to ask the state for up to $100 million over the next five years to further...
Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson &...
California’s governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers.
Ole Miss faculty seek info from trustees on leader’s hiring
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi professors want trustees to explain how they ended up selecting Glenn Boyce as the university's new leader.
Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020...
A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials
The Detroit News. October 3, 2019
Budget battle puts higher education at risk
This week's wrangling between the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has resulted in drastic...
Kentucky Christian college considers West Virginia expansion
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A private Christian university in Kentucky is considering expanding to West Virginia.
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reported Sunday that the West Virginia Higher...
Ole Miss names chancellor despite protest ending ceremony
Mississippi's former higher education commissioner was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday in a choice that was made public via a news release after an...
AP source: Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole Miss
An official with firsthand knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press late Thursday that former state Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce will be the next chancellor of the...
AP source: Former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce to be named University of Mississippi chancellor
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — AP source: Former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce to be named University of Mississippi chancellor.
NY sues student loan servicer over program management
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday against a loan servicer that handles a student loan forgiveness program for public service workers over how the program has...
Utah higher education enrollment sees 3% increase statewide
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Statewide enrollment in Utah’s higher education system has increased by 3% or more than 5,400 students.
The Utah System of Higher Education released enrollment numbers...
UMaine system to cover tuition for more than 1,200 students
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System says it’s going to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for more than 1,200 members of the state’s graduating high school classes next...
Conservative students call for free speech protections
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Politically conservative state lawmakers and college students are calling on more Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their school's...
Journalist, poet to headline conference for Latino students
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New York Times correspondent Simon Romero and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero are among those headlining a national conference in Albuquerque aimed at encouraging...
UConn sees drop in enrollment by Chinese students
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The number of new undergraduate students from China at the University of Connecticut has fallen by 10% in the last two years in a reflection of a broader trend for American...
Officials to launch higher education initiative in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are preparing to launch a program that aims to increase the number of students seeking higher education after high school.
Loyola to offer free college program to Aurora students
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Aurora and Loyola University are teaming up to offer a free college program to graduates of the Chicago suburb's high schools.
U of M president criticizes hiring of lawmaker for temp job
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel has criticized the hiring of a legislator for a temporary job at the school's Institute on the Environment.
Regents seek $95.3 million increase for higher education
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system.
UMaine system moves toward systemwide accreditation
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system is taking steps to switch to a single accreditation system for its seven schools.
The University of Maine System's board of trustees on...
Missouri-based company offering free online test classes
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based company is offering free test-preparation classes for high school students in the wake of the college-admissions scandal.
Weber State welcomes first openly gay student body president
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Bret Alexander is the picture of success: He recently began his first year as a graduate student at Weber State University studying higher education leadership and leads the...
State colleges meeting in Lyndon draws overflow crowd
LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — An impassioned overflow crowd at Northern Vermont University in Lyndon expressed fears, concerns and suggestions to Vermont State Colleges leadership on Thursday as the system...
Louisiana college master plan could help state credit rating
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's new master plan for its colleges and universities could help the state's credit rating, if the state stays on track with the roadmap to boost educational...
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Tackle next year’s college financial aid now
The school season may have just begun, but it's nearly time to start thinking about next year.
That's because college students and their families can begin to submit two key applications for...
Attorney urges Maryland to settle HBCUs case for $577M
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney representing Maryland's four historically black colleges urged lawmakers Tuesday to settle a long-running lawsuit over disparities in programs for $577 million...
Correction: University of Mississippi Chancellor Search
In a story Sept. 5 about the selection of a new University of Mississippi chancellor, The Associated Press reported an incorrect name for a College Board trustee. He is Ford Dye, not Doug...
State approves University of Illinois innovation center
CHICAGO (AP) — State education regulators have granted the University of Illinois permission to operate its new research and innovation center in downtown Chicago for the next five...
Standardized forms for Louisiana colleges to report hazing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public colleges are receiving standardized forms to report hazing allegations, as the state's top higher education board works to comply with toughened...
Higher education leader starting next phase of Kentucky tour
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education is starting the second phase of his statewide listening tour this week.
Georgia State University president considers school’s future
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State University's president has been meeting with faculty, administrators and students to chart the institution's course for the future.
University of Montana targets higher retention rate
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has set new goals of keeping more first-year students on campus and increasing graduation rates.
Gov. signs law expanding National Guard tuition assistance
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a measure allowing members of the Oregon National Guard to receive tuition assistance at Oregon Health and Science University and private...
King County debates how to spend $318 million on education
SEATTLE (AP) — Over the past two months, the Metropolitan King County Council has heard ideas from the public on how it should spend $318 million on education — a one-time windfall provided...
Wheeling University to give degrees, under stipulations
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials will allow the financially troubled Wheeling University to issue degrees if the college meets a list of conditions.
Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government's top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market.
College official resigns in wake of Twitter comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university official has resigned from his post in the wake of complaints by conservative activists about his Twitter posts that made disparaging comments...
No carcinogens found in Denver university’s office building
DENVER (AP) — Officials say analysis has determined there were no carcinogens in a Metropolitan State University of Denver office after employees were diagnosed with cancer.
State loan authority awards 177 college scholarships
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state loan agency has awarded 177 scholarships to students attending college in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority recently...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state audit shows Dickinson State University has lost money on its bookstore since its operations were turned over to a private company.
Lawmakers to investigate use of guardianship loophole
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers say they will investigate the use of a loophole in the state's guardianship law that wealthy families took advantage of to qualify their children for college...
Louisiana editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado college is conducting environmental testing at a campus building where four university employees have been diagnosed with three different types of cancer.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin would be able to increase tuition by no more than the rate of inflation under a bill that the chairman of the state Assembly's higher education...