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A light-skinned person with short dark hair and glasses balances two options in their hands: on the left, national public universities, and on the right, regional publics.

Competition for Students Presents ‘Fraught’ Route Forward

Prospective students view regional public colleges as more affordable but also as having less stature and academic rigor than the national public universities now recruiting those students, new report says.

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Fighting for Scraps in Pennsylvania

Enrollment in the state has plummeted, but it has one of the highest ratios of institutions to students in the country. The result is fierce competition over a dwindling pool of applicants.

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Certificates… From a Philosophy Department

Pennsylvania’s Millersville University has begun offering ethics certificates. It’s among multiple philosophy departments that have shaken things up.

AAUP Censures Emporia State, Collin

The American Association of University Professors’ governing council has placed the administrations of both Texas’ Collin College and Kansas’ Emporia...

Vermont State University Backtracks on Cuts

Vermont State University will not make previously announced cuts to its libraries and sports programs, VTDigger reported . Interim president...

Free College for Native Americans in Minnesota

Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature passed bills that would allow Native American students who live in the state or...
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Recommitting to ‘Stewardship of Place’

A new report takes stock of how regional public institutions are serving local communities—and offers lessons for those looking to do so more effectively.


Higher Ed Needs More Grit

With trust in higher ed falling, higher ed needs to reimagine whom it serves and how, Taylor Randall writes.