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"What's New" in Higher Ed. Today!

Today's News You Need to Know
- In Virginia & Across the U.S.A.

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or position of SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)  

In Virginia

In the Nation

Accountant releases interim report on Sweet Briar finances
Cavalier Daily (4/08/15)
College spokesperson says report not independent

Roanoke's Urecki receives prestigious Truman Scholarship
Roanoke College (4/10/15)
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Zahava Urecki '16 a 2015 Truman Scholar - making her the first Roanoke College student ever to receive the prestigious award.

VUU: a different mission
Richmond Times Dispatch (4/04/15)
Derrick Jones Jr. didn’t have a way to get to Virginia Tech for his interview for veterinary school, so his biology professor at Virginia Union University drove him there — in a snowstorm. And then the professor made the six-hour round trip to Blacksburg again to pick him up the next day.

Virginia Military Institute cleared in sexual violence probe
The Washington Post (4/08/15)
Federal investigators have ended a review of Virginia Military Institute’s handling of sexual violence complaints, officials said Wednesday.

Rich colleges and universities are getting a lot richer, study finds
Washington Post (4/16/15)
The 10 richest universities in America hold nearly a third of the total wealth, in cash and investments, amassed by about 500 public and private institutions. The 40 richest hold almost two-thirds of the total wealth.

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education (4/17/15)
Whether or not college leaders realize it, last week’s announcement by LinkedIn that it would spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com, a provider of consumer-focused online courses, carries notable consequences for higher education.