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In February, Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao took the stage at the university library, looked toward the teleprompter and announced a “tectonic shift in VCU’s journey.” VCU had just received its largest gift ever: $104 million toward the establishment of a liver institute.
Altogether,… Read More
“A Bailout for Woke Higher Ed” reads the headline on the stringent analysis by the Wall Street Journal’s Allysia Finley of the Biden student loan forgiveness program.
It’s a program that’s economically regressive, “even worse than you thought,” with big bailouts for the most affluent, as economist Tyler Cowen points out.
Read the full article on the Richmond Times Dispatch… Read More
Americans owe $1.7 trillion in student loans, an amount so gargantuan that it has lodged in the public consciousness, like the visibility of the Great Wall of China from space, except the debt monument grows higher and longer every year.
“After the Ivory Tower Falls,” by the… Read More
The board of The Virginia College Fund voted to change the organization's name to the Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges at their annual meeting in Richmond. A new logo was also introduced. The organization has supported rural access institutions by providing… Read More
The University of Virginia received nearly 51,000 applications from high school seniors this year, breaking a school record for the second straight year.
Down Interstate 81, Virginia Tech set a record, too, with 45,000 applicants.
But while the state’s most prestigious public colleges are flourishing, others are struggling to find… Read More
Sometime this month, probably on a Friday afternoon (the typical day and time for gubernatorial appointments), Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s press office will probably send out a list of appointments to the governing boards of Virginia state universities.
Some will look at the list to see which supporters got rewarded with what are generally considered to be plum appointments. Some will look… Read More
Ferrum College, in conjunction with Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC), was recently awarded $70,000 in grant funding by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia [SCHEV] to launch a new initiative intended to address stop-out rates of at-risk minority populations.
The project’s funding comes through the Collaborative Equitable-Attainment Grant offered by… Read More
Here are the most popular articles read by you and your colleagues from last Friday's news digest about Virginia higher education.
1. Virginia’s Education Secretary Reveals Plan For Public Education (Dogwood)
2. Former DeVos aide appointed Virginia’s deputy secretary of education (Virginia Mercury… Read More
Ferrum College has expanded its graduate degree offerings with two new programs: a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Coaching.
Both programs will be 100% online and can be completed in one year. The M.Ed program will begin on June 20, and the M.S. in Athletic Coaching will begin in the fall.
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