The University of St. Thomas Houston plans to launch a new online associate degree program taught entirely in Spanish to appeal to the city’s burgeoning Latino community, starting in spring 2023. […]
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News and commentary on higher education at large
Kyle Rittenhouse says he’s enrolled at Texas A&M, school refutes the claim
Kyle Rittenhouse claimed he’ll attend Texas A&M University on a podcast, but university officials tell a different story, saying he has not been admitted as a student.
UH names Fertitta Family College of Medicine after $50M donation from Houston entrepreneur
The University of Houston’s medical school officially has a name after a multi-million dollar donation from prominent Houston businessman Tilman Fertitta.
Education Secretary hints at restart of student loan repayment
Student loan payments may be restarting sooner than you think. “At some point, people are going to have to start paying what they can to afford to pay,” Cardona said […]
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pledges $125 million to nursing education, workforce development
The announcement comes as the state tries to make sure it has enough nurses to serve patients in the coming years. A recent study showed Florida needs about 60,000 additional nurses […]
Report alleges racism, interference of North Carolina Republican lawmakers in UNC System
A new report from the American Association of University Professors says that the University of North Carolina System is rife with political interference that is maligning its member schools. The […]
Report: FAFSA applications sent personal data to Facebook
The revelation is a remarkable view of Facebook’s reach as a single-sign-on gateway even for government-managed properties.
University presidential exodus is a sign of the great storm ahead in higher education
They also are expert readers of writing on the wall that in most cases is painted in invisible ink; fewer people can afford or want to go to college, politics are more intrusive in the university setting than they’ve ever been, and stakeholder groups are going to be increasingly demanding of the campus as a catalyst for social, economic and political change that it wasn’t designed to deliver.
Temple investigates prominent sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab
A Temple University sociologist faces accusations of creating a hostile work environment in her research center. Sara Goldrick-Rab says she welcomes the inquiry.
Bill on track to remove University of South Carolina trustees
Legislation to fire seven members of the University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees is being fast-tracked through the South Carolina House of Representatives.
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