The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation will affect US colleges and universities and could result in millions of dollars in fines if violated, some higher-education experts say. The new rules, set to take effect on May 25, require institutions to protect personal data of those interacting with the institution, but some experts say many colleges and universities are not prepared.
Community-college students make up about 17% of international undergraduate students studying in the US, according to new data from the Institute of International Education. Community-college leaders say the students account for a small but important part of their tuition income.
Recent State Department data show a 17% decrease in the number of F-1 visas issued to foreign students seeking to study at US colleges. The data show the largest decline in visa approvals last year were for students from China and India.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association brought in record revenue of more than $1 billion in 2017. This analysis shows where past revenue has been distributed to colleges and universities, with the lion's share going to the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference which, in turn, disburse payments to specific schools.
The federal government has sole oversight over contractors that service student loans, according to guidance released by the US Department of Education. "State regulation of the servicing of the Federal Family Education Loan Program is preempted to the extent that it undermines uniform administration of the program," the department wrote.
A Gallup survey found that when forced to choose, 53% of college students said inclusivity is more important than free speech. Majorities of women, Democrats and blacks favored inclusivity, according to the survey, while majorities of men, Republicans and whites said free speech was more important.
Professionals often sabotage their own careers by staying in their comfort zone and working on making someone else's dream come true, career expert Skip Prichard says. To break out of the rut, Prichard advises professionals to reject false limitations and learn skills to advance their careers.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., last week sent a letter to Wells Fargo bank asking them to halt expansion of their financial services to college students after the Federal Reserve penalized the bank for some of its business practices. The request comes after a report showed Wells Fargo charges high fees for student accounts.
Trial could begin in July or August in a US District Court in Boston over a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University has employed unlawful racial quotas in their admissions practices. The suit, filed by Students for Fair Admissions, could have far-reaching effects on the use of affirmative action by colleges and universities, some legal experts say.
After losing more than a quarter of state funding since 2001, Kansas state colleges and universities have boosted their revenue from tuition to 71%, an increase from the 35% it brought in from tuition 16 years ago, data shows. The Board of Regents is pushing lawmakers to restore $24 million in funding this year.