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Offloading Steinways Amid Music Program Cuts

As part of Pennsylvania’s plan to consolidate operations for public universities, Lock Haven is eliminating its music major and donating 11 of 22 Steinway pianos to other colleges and nonprofits.

Using Pell to Police For-Profits?

Stakeholders argue that there are more appropriate ways to hold for-profit institutions accountable than excluding their students from using the Build Back Better Act’s increase to the maximum Pell Grant.

What’s Going on Here, Guys?

Men are checking out of college, and that should worry us all, writes Angela Baldasare. What can colleges do to boost male students’ motivation and success?

Tighter Regulations for For-Profits?

The Department of Education begins the process of writing new regulations limiting what for-profit institutions can count as nonfederal sources of revenue with two public hearings this week.

Improving Closed-College Discharges

While Democrats agreed with the Biden administration’s proposed approach to closed-college loan discharge reform during a hearing, Republicans were interested in pursuing other solutions.

For-Profit Accreditor Scrapes by Advisory Committee

Some members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity wanted to renew the accrediting agency for as little as one year, but a lack of accreditor criteria on student outcomes let ACCSC off the hook -- for now.

Aggressive Collections for Students but Not Institutions?

A report by the National Student Legal Defense Network highlights how the Department of Education seeks to collect debt from student borrowers while appearing to not put the same energy into collecting debt from hundreds of institutions.
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Let’s Make This the ‘Year of Stackability’

To educate adult learners successfully, short-term credentials must build toward degrees, Paul Freedman and Paul LeBlanc argue.