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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

Moving up: Virginia at a crossroads
Richmond Times Dispatch (8/23/14)
Recently a leader in job creation, Virginia is now lagging behind other states. Federal defense-spending and related technology and service-sector jobs once gave us an economic advantage. Now, with deep federal cutbacks, those sectors are sources of weakness.

Safety on campus
Daily Press (8/26/14)
On sexual violence, Virginia's colleges must protect students, help victims and punish perpetrators

Largest class in UVa history on Grounds
Daily Progress (8/28/14)
The largest class in University of Virginia history is on Grounds and going through orientation.

A primer for your freshman year at UMW
Free Lance Star (8/28/14)
Welcome to the University of Mary Washington, Eaglets. Youre entering a campus with a storied history in a town with even more history. Heres what you need to know about your first year in Fredericksburg:

Federal law will help veterans earn education
Charleston Daily (8/20/14)
Veterans across America soon will be able to pay a little less money to attend college after they complete military service.

Howard U.s Kathmandu connection: Nepal emerges as top source of foreign students
Washington Post (8/27/14)
Howard University has long been known for the global feel of its campus in Northwest Washington. Its first Chinese students arrived in 1870, three years after the schools founding. The historically black university also draws many young scholars from Africa and the Caribbean islands.

Up-or-Down Votes on Deans? An Unusual System Feeds Tension at U. of Miami
The Chronicle (8/28/14)
Three times in the past few years, faculty members have voted to oust deans. Twice theyve been overruled by the universitys president, Donna E. Shalala.