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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

In the Nation

Koonce: Empower Virginia's work force
Richmond Times Dispatch (10/25/14)
Virginia’s economic success will increasingly depend on our ability to compete effectively for jobs in the global marketplace. For that, we need the most highly skilled and educated work force. To accomplish this, it is vital that we support and leverage one of Virginia’s core assets — our system of community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

Gallagher: Academic research yields impressive returns
Richmond Times Dispatch (10/25/14)
The research conducted at Virginia universities is a major contributor to the state’s economic development and a significant component of its higher-education enterprise.

General education gets modern makeover at Virginia Tech
The Roanoke Times (10/25/14)
Emily Parker, a senior in psychology and human development, and Santino Fernandez, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, participate in a Virginia Tech computational thinking course for students in various disciplines.

Number of Va. students seeking financial aid soars
Daily Progress (10/31/14)
Enrollment at the state’s public colleges and universities dipped below 400,000 this fall for the first time since 2008, and more students require financial aid. Announces Ten Best Graduate Colleges in Virginia for October 2014
Market Wired (10/23/14)
The leading provider of reviews and ratings in the education industry,, has named the ten best graduate colleges in the state of Virginia for the month of October 2014. The listing of top colleges and universities in Virginia consists of educational facilities which provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to obtain an education in a wide variety of majors while residing in the state of Virginia. The rankings are updated on a monthly basis to account for the latest studies and research performed by the independent research team at

Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees
The Southwest Times (10/30/14)
Virginia’s Community College students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

W.Va. colleges, universities partner with Microsoft on technology education
Daily Journal (10/27/14)
West Virginia's public universities and colleges are partnering with Microsoft Corp. to prepare students for high-tech careers.