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Enrollment Trends and Student Life

Students wearing masks are spread out in the seats of a lecture hall, with empty seats between them.
Students wearing masks are spread out in the seats of a lecture hall, with empty seats between them.
New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show total enrollment declined 4.1 percent since last spring. Community colleges are once again the sector hit the hardest.
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A brick arch at Hannibal-LaGrange University, with the university's name engraved at the top.
A brick arch at Hannibal-LaGrange University, with the university's name engraved at the top.
Hannibal-LaGrange University will remain open in the fall despite a troubling fiscal assessment in March. But 15 percent of faculty have lost their jobs, and student morale is suffering.
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President Joe Biden, an older man with white hair wearing a suit and tie.
President Joe Biden, an older man with white hair wearing a suit and tie.
The announcement of his proposal for student debt relief is expected soon, but many questions—how soon and what his final policy will be—are still largely unanswered.
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A group of people giving thumbs-up.
Asked about professors’ choices in instructional materials, fairness in grading and other factors, students rate professors highly. But there’s still work to be done.
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Freeman Hrabowski, a Black man wearing glasses and an open-collared shirt under a suit coat.
Freeman Hrabowski, a Black man wearing glasses and an open-collared shirt under a suit coat.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is launching a $1.5 billion initiative to enhance diversity in the sciences. The program is named for the longtime UMBC president, who is retiring this year.

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Cover of Inside Higher Ed’s 2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers, a teal cover with white lettering and the orange Inside Higher Ed logo at the top.

Teaching and Learning, The Curriculum

Are We Taking Gen Ed for Granted?
Cover of Inside Higher Ed’s 2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers, a teal cover with white lettering and the orange Inside Higher Ed logo at the top.
In light of survey results showing disconnects in general education, colleges can take steps to create more intentional, intelligible programs, Jennifer Hart writes.
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An illustration of multicolored hands placing gears and parts of machinery in a person's head.
An illustration of multicolored hands placing gears and parts of machinery in a person's head.
Colleges must maintain a continuous presence and emphasis on mental health within student life, writes Geela Ramos, an Active Minds student advocate.

Career Advice

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A woman sitting in a chair with empty chairs on either side of her.
A woman sitting in a chair with empty chairs on either side of her.
After reaching a point in my life where I can finally put my career first, I’ve discovered that the available job openings do not flow to middle-aged women, Lori M. Reagan writes.

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