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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

In the summer of 1917, a group of university students in Munich invited Max Weber to launch a lecture series on “intellectual work as a vocation” with a talk about the scholar’s work. He was, in a way, an odd choice. Fifty-three at the time, Weber hadn’t held an academic job in over a decade. His career had begun promisingly, but in 1899 he suffered a nervous breakdown and gave up his position as a professor of economics at the University of Heidelberg. Supported by the inheritance of his wife, Marianne, he spent years going from clinic to clinic in search of relief.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

London is a sophisticated global city; the engine of United Kingdom economic growth and a hub of culture and innovation in everything from fashion to financial technology. Host to 90 colleges and universities, London is also a city struggling with longstanding social problems including inequality, a lack of affordable housing, air pollution, and crime.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Coventry University is making bold moves into international higher education, signing two agreements since Christmas to open new branch campuses.

One, on a purpose-built campus in Casablanca, Morocco, will provide teacher training and courses in business and science and technology in partnership with Morocco’s Superior Institution of Science and Technology (SIST). The other, in Wrocław, Poland, will occupy two floors of a new office complex and initially offer undergraduate degrees in digital technology, business management and cybersecurity.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Towson University student Christelle Etienne isn’t whiling away these long, lazy days of summer lounging by the pool or hanging out with friends from high school.

Instead, she’s sitting in a classroom at Montgomery College taking classes in anatomy and physiology.

A pre-nursing and foreign language major with a double minor, Etienne is hoping the extra work will keep her on schedule to earn her bachelor’s degree.

[The Washington Post]

This story also appeared in The Washington Post

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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Last year alone, more than 900,000 low-income students who applied for and were found eligible for state financial aid for college never received it, because states ran out of money, according to a new analysis of state data by The Hechinger Report.

The number is likely much higher — many states don’t keep track of the number of eligible students they turn away, even though they acknowledge that they have run out of money before all eligible students have been served.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

By most measures, Aboubacar Konate was an outstanding candidate for college.

Konate graduated second in his class from The English High School in Boston with a 4.5 grade-point average. He was on the student council and debate team, took Advanced Placement classes in history and chemistry, speaks four languages, worked a corporate internship and played three sports: soccer, basketball and track.

He did everything he thought was needed to become the first in his family to go to college: worked hard and proved that he was smart enough to make it.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020


By: Delece Smith-Barrow

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

With 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 260 under investigation as of Wednesday, universities are ramping up efforts to protect students, faculty and staff from the potentially deadly illness — especially schools that have large populations of students from China.

Friday, Feb. 07, 2020

Washington, DC – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors today announced that President Judith S. Eaton is retiring after 23 years, effective early in the academic year 2020-2021.

Dr. Eaton began her tenure as CHEA President in 1997, a short time after the organization was established via a referendum of college and university presidents. Dr. Eaton came to CHEA from her prior position as Chancellor of the Minnesota State System. She informed the CHEA Board of Directors of her retirement plans during 2019.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Call for Proposals

Exploring the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in
Postsecondary Policies and Practices 
Toward Sustainable Development 


Guest Editors:
Dr. Marcellus Mbah, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University &

Dr. Ane Turner Johnson, Associate Professor, Rowan University  

Proposals due by June 1, 2020. Publication date Summer 2021.