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8/28/2015

Colleges and universities have "a moral obligation" to help low-income students successfully navigate school and graduate, says Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA, a member organization for student affairs professionals. In this Q&A, Kruger says institutions will soon have to make hard choices to find the money necessary to implement large-scale programs to help such students.

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8/28/2015

Entrance exams should play a role in admissions, but the overall process should be more holistic to give minority and low-income students better access to college, ACT president Jon Erickson suggests in this Q&A. "We always say multiple measures are necessary. You should never make decisions around one piece of information," Erickson notes.

8/28/2015

Entrance exams should play a role in admissions, but the overall process should be more holistic to give minority and low-income students better access to college, ACT president Jon Erickson suggests in this Q&A. "We always say multiple measures are necessary. You should never make decisions around one piece of information," Erickson notes.

8/28/2015

Women who work in male-dominated occupations have dysregulated cortisol profiles throughout the day, potentially increasing vulnerability to disease, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington doctoral student Bianca Manago and assistant professor Cate Taylor. Other studies have shown that women working in male-dominated professions are likely to be socially isolated and sexually harassed.

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MedCityNews.com
8/28/2015

New college teaching assistants need to show enthusiasm for the classes they are teaching and find ways to connect with students in a professional manner, University of Florida professor Julie Dodd suggests in this commentary. Teaching assistants also should limit personal information shared on their social media profiles and set guidelines on how and when they can be contacted by students.

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InsideHigherEd.com
8/27/2015

To remain viable, colleges and universities must begin to operate more as businesses, identifying and cutting waste where they find it, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson writes. In this commentary, Benson outlines the steps his administration took -- including streamlining staff, reviewing policies and seeking new revenue streams -- to reduce its administrative overhead to 37% below that of its national peers.

8/27/2015

An increasing number of four-year public colleges are spending more on student education than they are receiving in state funding and tuition proceeds combined, according to a new analysis by The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. "Institutions are trying not to pass along all of the lost revenue from the state appropriations cuts," APLU's Christine Keller said. "They understand that increasing costs are putting a burden on students and families."

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8/27/2015

An $8.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources will be used by Xavier University of Louisiana to attract more African-Americans into the pharmacy field over the next three years. The university's pharmacy college will partner with Tuskegee University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Meharry Medical College's dentistry and medical schools as part of the grant to share best practices in student recruitment and retention.

8/27/2015

An $8.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources will be used by Xavier University of Louisiana to attract more African-Americans into the pharmacy field over the next three years. The university's pharmacy college will partner with Tuskegee University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Meharry Medical College's dentistry and medical schools as part of the grant to share best practices in student recruitment and retention.

8/26/2015

Only about 28% of high-school graduates met the benchmarks for college readiness in all four subjects on the ACT, according to the nonprofit group that administers the college entrance exam. In addition, 31% of students are not meeting readiness levels in any core areas of study. The numbers remain largely unchanged from scores four years ago, signaling a need for "increased wholesale systematic supports and reform," ACT said in a report.

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