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A male student looks up at the word "orientation" written in yellow on a green chalkboard behind him.

What Kind of Welcome?

Nearly all students want choice in some of the orientation sessions they’ll attend, according to a new Student Voice survey. Topics of interest include internships and career planning, mental health, time management, and study skills.

Federal Government Investigating Student Loan Servicers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating the companies that manage federal student loans, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday...

Putting the Public Back in Policy: Academic Minute

Today on the Academic Minute: Marjan H. Ehsassi, Berggruen Future of Democracy Fellow and research and assistant professor at Johns...
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Opinion

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Board

The ignorance-to-arrogance continuum, the bright shiny object syndrome and more: David P. Haney identifies five dysfunctions common to small private college boards.

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New State-Funded N.C. Distinguished Professorships Will Be Limited to STEM

Recently passed legislation cuts off future humanities scholars from a long-running program that provides higher pay.

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Merger Divergence

Two newly consolidated institutions in Pennsylvania saw opposite enrollment trends this fall, raising questions about the link between mergers and head count.

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Report: Addressing Concerns Around Online Education

A new report from California Competes unpacks the hesitancy around online learning in higher education and how institutions can evolve programs to better support students.

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Virtual Reality’s Growing Role in Campus Counseling

Lowered costs and a growing population familiar with technology have helped fuel interest in using virtual reality in campus counseling.