HIGHER ED DIGEST: September 17, 2021

A Texas Tech fan waves a Double T flag during a basketball game last season at United Supermarkets Arena. Tech's trademarks and logos now can be used as part of a group licensing agreement for Tech athletes with The Brandr Group.

Funding 

  • Vermont president seeks tuition freeze for fourth year – VT Digger

  • U of Nebraska temporarily waives undergraduate applicant fees – 6News


Leadership

  • West Virginia joins national network to scale up success for first-generation college students – The Register Herald

  • Tensions between U of Michigan board, president may have reached a boiling point – Detroit Free Press

  • Alabama System votes to remove names of racist figures from campus facilities – AL.com

  • IHL prohibits campus vaccine mandates – Mississippi Free Press


Policy

  • Iowa regents eye more private collaboration – The Gazette


Research


Sports

  • Students, taxpayers may overly subsidize Utah sports – KUTV

  • Major college sports under siege, looking for K Street to save them – Politico

  • Texas Tech enhances NIL profile with group licensing deal – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


On-Campus

  • Colleges sign on for 15-step equity moonshot – Hechinger Report

  • Canada’s Western U students stage massive walk-out in protest of sexual assault case – Global News