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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

Virginia in top 12 of states where college tuition has skyrocketed
CNN (5/13/15)
Since the recession, tuition has skyrocketed at public universities across the country, but schools in some states raised their costs more than others.

EMU wins the top state ranking in campus community recycling contest
Augusta Free Press (5/19/15)
For the last four years, Eastern Mennonite University has finished as runner-up in the state rankings of colleges and universities participating in the national Recyclemania contest.

UVa board extends Sullivan's contract at least two years
Richmond Times Dispatch (5/19/15)
UVa president Teresa Sullivan, right, receives a hug from board member Barbara Fried, left, after the University of Virginia Board of Visitors meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2015 on campus at the Special Collection Library in Charlottesville, Va.

State college graduates rank low in earnings study
The Exponent (5/17/15)
In the past week, the Charleston Gazette has published two stories of note — one on the low earnings rankings of West Virginia’s state college graduates; the second on state college tuition increases being proposed to the Higher Education Policy Commission for the upcoming school year.

A bittersweet farewell to Sweet Briar as college celebrates final graduation
Washington Post (5/16/15)
A bittersweet farewell to Sweet Briar as college celebrates final graduation

The Challenge of the First-Generation Student
Chronicle of Higher Education (5/18/15)
Colleges amp up efforts to retain them, but hurdles remain