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Final gainful employment rules drop loan default rate @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education today will release what is likely the Obama administration's last chance to set regulations to clamp down on for-profit colleges. But this second iteration of "gainful employment" rules will fail to please either advocates for the for-profit sector or its critics.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @paulfain: Update: the full, 945-page gainful regs are up. Link to pdf in article - insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

Oct 30, 2014

White House releases final gainful employment regs, but rules not likely to please for-profit advocates or critics bit.ly/1xF7WFJ

Oct 30, 2014

Update: the full, 945-page gainful regs are up. Link to pdf in article - insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

Oct 30, 2014

"Today it announced plans to create an interagency task force to oversee the industry." insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3… Hahaha.

Oct 30, 2014

Gainful employment arrives, minus loan default rate. Advocates for/against for-profits criticize regs - insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

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Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Executives at for-profit Grand Canyon University want to turn the company into a nonprofit, they said Wednesday, because of the "stigma" of being a for-profit. The move, if it happens, would be the first of its kind involving a publicly traded college company.
Oct 30, 2014

One of nation's large for-profit colleges wants to become a nonprofit, citing "stigma" of profit motive insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

Oct 30, 2014

Interesting news day re: #4profit colleges - besides feds' gainful rules, have @gcu seeking to go nonprofit: shar.es/10qkfz

Oct 30, 2014

Details on Grand Canyon's push to go nonprofit & avoid FP "stigma." In works for 6 months (via @ryrivard) -insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

Berkeley chancellor blocks attempt to rescind invitation to Bill Maher @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — The student group that selects graduation speakers at the University of California Berkeley voted Tuesday night to rescind the invitation to Bill Maher to address graduates in December. But Berkeley's chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks announced Wednesday that he would not let that vote stand, and that Maher remains the graduation speaker.
Oct 30, 2014

UC Berkeley chancellor overrides student vote to rescind Bill Maher invitation: insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/3…

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insidehighered.com — Survey of college leaders finds significant minority in public sector feel pressure from governors. And as lawmakers want colleges to use climate surveys on sexual assaults, presidents support concept, but only a minority say their institutions are doing so.

More Specificity on Benefits of Community College

insidehighered.com — The study is based on the college outcomes of high school graduates from Chicago Public Schools. Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy studies and sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jennie Brand, an associate professor of sociology at UCLA; and Fabian T.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @paulfain: Attending community college more likely to help disadvantaged students eventually earn 4-yr degree, study: insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…

Oct 29, 2014

Attending community college more likely to help disadvantaged students eventually earn 4-yr degree, study: insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…

Wisconsin Sues Corinthian

insidehighered.com — Wisconsin's attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, this week sued Corinthian Colleges over allegations that the for-profit chain engaged in "unfair, false, misleading and deceptive trade practices." The struggling Corinthian, which is trying to sell or close its 107 campuses, briefly operated an Everest College campus in Milwaukee.
Oct 29, 2014

Wisc AG sues Corinthian over short-lived Everest campus in Milwaukee. False claims suit. insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…

College athlete twice accused of sexual assault may play basketball again @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — A former University of Oregon athlete may have a third shot at a college basketball career, starting fresh at a community college after being accused of sexual assault at two other institutions. Brandon Austin was one of three Oregon basketball players who were suspended for up to 10 years last month after allegedly sexually assaulting a female classmate.
Oct 29, 2014

Sex offender transfers, emerges as star college football player abcnews.go.com/US/registered-… | More on this sort of thing: insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/1…

Dramatic Testimony in Trial on College's Accreditor

insidehighered.com — Press accounts are describing dramatic testimony in the second day of the trial of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which stands accused in a lawsuit in California court of being unfair in its evaluations of City College of San Francisco.
Oct 29, 2014

The trial over City Colleges of SF losing its accreditation is heating up: shar.es/10pQPS

Essay on dealing with rejection in academic career

insidehighered.com — The academic life, even a "successful" one, is a life filled with rejection. We are rejected from some of the colleges we apply to as high school students, as well as some of the universities where we apply to undertake graduate study.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @MyTChondria: Think Google already has TMI on you? How about swallowing the Google medical diagnosis pill? washingtonpost.com/business/techn… ow.ly/DvnM5

Massachusetts higher ed officials want a half billion dollars and better respect @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — In Massachusetts, Harvard was there first. For years, the state relied on it and other private colleges to educate the state's population. So much so that former Governor Michael Dukakis once said, "We aren't California....
Oct 29, 2014

In 80s, Dukakis said Mass., land of Harvard, didn't need a top higher ed sys. Now, state may be changing its tune insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/2…

Bates College administrators squash popular Halloween-time party @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Several hundred students at Bates College planned to don costumes tonight and parade between off-campus student houses, collecting treats of the alcoholic variety. The pre-Halloween event, Trick or Drink, is a tradition. But it's one that has been put to rest this year.
Oct 29, 2014

Bates College cancels annual "Trick or Drink" event, @KMulhereKS continues to cover the campus party pooper beat insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/2…

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Service Employees International Union launched its Adjunct Action campaign less than two years ago, with an ambitious goal: take SEIU's metro-wide adjunct organizing effort in Washington, D.C. -- which took years to establish -- national, and fast. Drives were soon happening from Boston to San Francisco, leading to a dozen new unions.
Oct 28, 2014

Could contract between Tufts and #adjuncts be a model for for other colleges and universities? shar.es/10oJYY @AdjunctAction