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7/19/2018

An analysis of federal data finds that women who graduated from 114 of the top 117 universities and colleges earn less than their male peers. The largest gender wage gaps -- of greater than 30% -- existed among graduates from top universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Duke, the data show.

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Harvard, Duke, Stanford
7/19/2018

An analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education finds that 3.5% of US adults reside more than an hour's drive away from the nearest public college, placing them in "education deserts." These areas are largely rural and predominantly white, though 29.5% of Native Americans live with the disadvantage.

7/19/2018

College and university administrators need to create a network of faculty observers to spot students struggling with housing and food insecurity, says Marva Craig, vice president of student affairs at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City. Administrators can respond in several ways, including opening a food pantry and addressing housing needs, some college leaders suggest.

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Education Dive
7/19/2018

It will cost $894 million over the next two-year budget cycle for Texas to continue funding the Towards EXcellence, Access and Success Grant Program. The program, which began in 1999, was designed to cover all college costs for low-income students, but because of the program's growth, it covered about 45% of costs in 2017, state data show.

7/18/2018

A recent study from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that students' concerns over immigration policies hinder both learning and teaching. "Any time there is a raid or a threat of deportation or people just worried about the issue, it doesn't just affect that family, it affects the teacher and the classmates and the administrators," said Julie Sugarman, Migration Policy Institute's senior policy adviser.

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Migration Policy Institute, UCLA
7/18/2018

The Connecticut Higher Education Trust recently reported online criminals had stolen $1.4 million from 21 investors, highlighting the vulnerability of college-savings accounts. Experts suggest protecting yourself by checking your account balance regularly and by being wary of what you post on social media.

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CNBC
7/18/2018

Facebook has hired professors from top universities, such as Carnegie Mellon, Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley, to help improve its artificial intelligence research group. Company executives say the hires are working under a "co-employment model" that allows them to keep part-time positions at their universities.

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Forbes
7/18/2018

Higher-education faculty members should consider dedicating a week during the summer to developing a "master scholarship plan," writes Christine Tulley, author, English professor and academic career development coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Findlay. The plan should encompass any upcoming conference presentations, grant deadlines and projects, she advises.

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Inside Higher Ed
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University of Findlay
7/18/2018

Eight universities in Pennsylvania, including Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania, have received grants to develop and expand residency programs for educators, Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week. The grants amount to roughly $710,000 for Drexel to expand residencies, while Penn was awarded $74,575 to plan a residency program.

7/17/2018

A public opinion poll finds that three-quarters of Americans believe public funding of higher education is either an excellent or good investment, with more women and minorities supporting such funding. The data also show 52% support more funding for two-year colleges and half support such increases for four-year colleges and universities.

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Inside Higher Ed