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More Federal Aid, Higher Tuition Costs?
January 15, 2019
Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost of college. A large part of the problem, according to DeVos, is that “when the federal government loans more taxpayer money, schools raise their rates." However, a closer look at the research reveals this is not necessarily the case.

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A Push for More Higher Education Diversity in Australia
January 10, 2019
Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To that end, they are calling for policy changes to support disadvantaged students and help universities meet equity group targets.

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From Homeless to Ivy League School
January 7, 2019
Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to say it’s not possible to overcome the barriers. There’s no better example of this than the case of Richard "Tre" Jenkins, who grew up without a ho...

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A 21st Century Challenge for 21st Century Universities
December 20, 2018
College students have always had their fair share of distractions. Now, however, a new one has raised the stakes, according to Jean M. Twenge, psychology professor and author of iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unpr...

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Hong Kong and Chinese Universities Partner for AI Project
December 17, 2018
The University of Hong Kong and China's Tsinghua University have teamed up to uncover new AI possibilities in medicine, financial technology, and the environment. Let's take a closer look.

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Victoria’s Secret Models Code Too
December 13, 2018
Think coding is the exclusive domain of geeks? Think again. The reality is that anyone can code -- including Victoria’s Secret models. Still not convinced? Look no further than the example of 31-year-old model and programmer Lyndsey Scott.

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US Universities Commit to Boosting College Access
December 10, 2018
Public universities in the US are working to boost access and college completion rates for all students, but especially those who qualify as low income. Let's take a closer look.

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Get Retweeted by Kim Kardashian West...Get a Job?
December 6, 2018
A graduate student in Boston recently tweeted about a paper he had written on Kim Kardashian West. Now, he’s crediting her response with helping him land three job interviews. Here’s a closer look at Chris Sumlin’s story.

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What's the Latest on Brexit, the UK and Erasmus+?
December 3, 2018
Many issues remain up in the air as Brexit negotiations continue. According to a report from Erasmus+, however, there’s cause to be optimistic on international exchange, education, and training collaboration. Here’s a closer look at what we know about the future for the UK and the popular EU fun...

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Which UK Generation is Most Positive About University Degrees?
November 29, 2018
A new poll from Universities UK set out to determine how people feel about university degrees. Its findings? Not only do Millennials feel more favorably about the impact of higher education than older generations, but those from ethnic minorities were especially positive. Here’s a closer look at t...

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...