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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.

(The following linked news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion
or position of SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)  

In Virginia

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News and notes from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg
The Virginian Gazette (9/29/15)
The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary now owns a photograph of activist and writer Maya Angelou by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

UMW releases leadership profile to recruit next president
Free Lance Star (9/29/15)
Candidates must be innovative, have good communication skills, be adept at fundraising and fostering diversity and have unquestioned character and integrity. Most of all, any potential UMW president must be passionate about the liberal arts.

U.Va. Joins New Coalition to Expand College Access and Readiness
UVA Today (9/28/15)
The University of Virginia has joined a coalition of more than 80 top public and private universities collaborating to improve the college admission application process for all students. As part of the Coalition for Affordability, Access, and Success, U.Va. is helping develop a free platform of online tools that will streamline the application process and make it more accessible to all students

Despite growth, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College lacks funding, tuition costs rise
YourForState (10/01/15)
Third largest institution in the state of West Virginia lacks funding

College Admissions Isnt Fair Whatever That Means
The Chronicle (10/02/15)
Ask the applicant, for whom an admissions decision from a selective college arrives like the last judgment. An acceptance rewards years of studying deep into the night, excelling in extracurriculars, and shelling out for those SAT-prep courses. And rejection is condemnation.

80 Colleges Just Announced A Website To Make It Easier To Apply
Huffington Post (9/28/15)
The schools say it'll especially be helpful for minority and low-income students.