HIGHER ED DIGEST: September 16, 2021

Funding 

  • Pennsylvania student aid agency asks for $40 million in additional funding – Penn Live

  • NYC announces ‘Baby Bonds’ to support college, career savings – City of New York

  • Indiana awards $428k in college access support funding – The Times


Leadership


Policy

  • College Completion bill advances through U.S. Senate – Santa Fe New Mexican

  • UNC-Chapel Hill group seeks to rid campus of politics – News & Observer

  • Congressional and enforcement priorities related to higher education issues – JD Supra

  • This one thing would cut student debt in half – Forbes

  • Missouri revamping higher education, workforce development approaches – News Tribune


Research


Sports

  • Knight Commission proposes $3 billion in revenue distribution in college sports – ESPN

  • Creighton announces new athletic director – KOLN

  • NCAA proposal will allow replacement of up to 7 transfers – CBS Sports


On-Campus

  • Shifting ‘minority-serving’ from adjective to a verb – U of Nevada Las Vegas

  • UC Davis to offer interest-free deferred tuition for online MBA students – Street Insider

  • All but three of Mississippi’s community colleges saw enrollment declines – Mississippi Today

  • Hiring entrepreneurs for adjunct positions in higher education – Forbes