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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

Today's Top Opinion: Weekly Wrap-Up
Richmond Times Dispatch (11/21/14)
The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary appear in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings of public universities. U.Va. ties UCLA for second behind Cal-Berkeley. W&M checks in at sixth. Virginia Tech is tied at a respectable 27th. Virginia Commonwealth University enjoys a reputation as one of the country’s finest arts schools.

Hampton University purchases former Catholic retreat in Hampton
Daily Press (11/21/14)
Hampton University now owns the former Holy Family Retreat House at 1414 N. Mallory St.

Virginia Union University Makes Progressive Move on Education Front
Diverse Issues in Higher Education (11/19/14)
In an age where the news coming out of the world is more than often depressing ¯ and it seems particularly true for historically Black colleges and universities ¯ there are occasional glimmers of sunshine on the horizon. Critics of HBCUs say that the colleges and universities are ill-managed, made up of mediocre faculty, inefficient bureaucrats and sub-par academic students.

Federal immigration actions pose questions for colleges about undocumented students
Washington Post (11/20/14)
A group of Dreamers, mostly of hispanic students, make their way towards Capitol Hill to get the attention of congress memebers about immigration reform in 2013.

Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience
The Chronicle (11/20/14)
Fayetteville State University rarely crops up in the national conversation about educational quality.

UNC paying PR firm nearly $2 million after scandal
The Charlotte Observer (11/19/14)
The amount of money UNC is spending on outside public relations in the wake of the academic fraud scandal is crossing past $2 million.