HIGHER ED DIGEST: September 16, 2021

Funding 

  • Pennsylvania student aid agency asks for $40 million in additional funding - Penn Live

  • NYC announces ‘Baby Bonds’ to support college, career savings - City of New York

  • Indiana awards $428k in college access support funding - The Times


Leadership


Policy

  • College Completion bill advances through U.S. Senate - Santa Fe New Mexican

  • UNC-Chapel Hill group seeks to rid campus of politics - News & Observer

  • Congressional and enforcement priorities related to higher education issues - JD Supra

  • This one thing would cut student debt in half - Forbes

  • Missouri revamping higher education, workforce development approaches - News Tribune


Research


Sports

  • Knight Commission proposes $3 billion in revenue distribution in college sports - ESPN

  • Creighton announces new athletic director - KOLN

  • NCAA proposal will allow replacement of up to 7 transfers - CBS Sports


On-Campus

  • Shifting ‘minority-serving’ from adjective to a verb - U of Nevada Las Vegas

  • UC Davis to offer interest-free deferred tuition for online MBA students - Street Insider

  • All but three of Mississippi’s community colleges saw enrollment declines - Mississippi Today

  • Hiring entrepreneurs for adjunct positions in higher education - Forbes