The Scan Archives

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April, 2018

04.25.18
Immigration, defending science, grad student unions, high-impact practices

04.24.18
Enrollment, low-income students, faculty dating students, clinical trials

04.23.18
Endowment tax, Mount Ida, activism, overcoming barriers

04.22.18
The Weekly Scan 4.22.18

04.21.18
Eliminating bias, brain drain, espionage, sustainability

04.20.18
Leadership development, guns, campus climate, four-year degrees

04.19.18
Tuition freezes, free speech statements, faculty speech, virtual reality

04.18.18
Online education, cutbacks, reckoning with history, fighting fake news

04.17.18
Future of higher ed, students and police, mergers, dual enrollment

04.16.18
Leadership voices, financial aid, adjunct faculty, diversity and inclusion

04.15.18
The Weekly Scan 4.15.18

04.14.18
Admissions and equity, free speech, student discipline, Michigan State/Penn State

04.13.18
Rankings, activism watch, controversial speakers, partnerships

04.12.18
Philanthropy, athletic costs, harassment in the arts, community college

04.11.18
Early action admissions, faculty salaries, small colleges, Silicon Valley

04.10.18
Value of college, higher ed deserts, mascots, future of work

04.09.18
Leadership voices, activism, student debt, universities and cities

04.08.18
The Weekly Scan 4.8.18

04.07.18
Asian Americans, Justice vs higher ed, engaged learning, vaping

04.06.18
Campus police, peer review, re-enrollment, graduation standards

04.05.18
Future of higher ed, Howard protest, student discipline, defending science

04.04.18
Admissions season, community colleges, hunger, public engagement

04.03.18
Teacher walkouts, humanities enrollment, tenure, all-male panels

04.02.18
Strategy, DACA, activism, textbooks

04.01.18
The Weekly Scan 4.1.18

March, 2018

03.31.18
Spotlight on Public Universities

03.30.18
Leadership voices, admissions season, reckoning with history, employers

03.29.18
Biomedical mega-gifts, Michigan State, outcomes, civil discourse

03.28.18
Curriculum, campus safety, basketball, Census and citizenship

03.27.18
New leaders, cybersecurity, science at the EPA, workforce skills

03.26.18
Access and completion, online education, politics on campus, scholars on social

03.25.18
The Weekly Scan 3.25.18

03.24.18
Philanthropy, women leaders, scandal recovery, youth movement

03.23.18
Gun protests, federal budget, paying athletes, sustainability

03.22.18
Federal budget, divestment, hazing, understanding students

03.21.18
Rankings, Cambridge Analytica, corporate influence, partnerships

03.20.18
Value, package bombings, first-generation students, banks

03.19.18
Leadership voices, MSU and Nassar, transfer students, all eyes on UMBC

03.18.18
The Weekly Scan

03.17.18
Strategy, cost, free college, science and the public

03.16.18
FIU bridge collapse, leadership voices, immigration, internships

03.15.18
Philanthropy, controversial gifts, athletics and $$, ethics of tech

03.14.18
New presidents, student walkouts, teenagers, gun research

03.13.18
Activism, international students, homelessness, reckoning with history

03.12.18
Turnarounds, free speech, arming teachers, risk sharing

03.11.18
The Weekly Scan 3.11.18

03.10.18
Grand challenges, academic culture, consent, trauma and resilience

03.09.18
Endowment tax, independent students, misinformation, running for office

03.08.18
School safety, women in STEM, sexual assault, free college

03.07.18
For-profit/non-profit, foundations, Confucius institutes, prison to college

03.06.18
Leadership voices, liberal arts, anxiety and depression, paying athletes

03.05.18
Future of higher ed, dreamers, school shootings, harassment

03.04.18
The Weekly Scan 3.4.18

03.03.18
Climate change, research integrity, education and health, social mobility

03.02.18
College presidents, rankings, student debt, activism

03.01.18
Low-income students, international students, Nassar fallout, reckoning with history

February, 2018

02.28.18
Leadership voices, anti-Semitism, HBCUs, student housing

02.27.18
Dreamers, Title IX, credentials, global science

02.26.18
Value, basketball investigation, mergers & acquisitions, publics

02.25.18
The Weekly Scan 2.25.18

02.24.18
Focus on School Safety and Guns

02.23.18
Fundraising, endowments, transfers, men and boys

02.22.18
Leadership voices, economic impact, HBCUs, addressing sexual misconduct

02.21.18
Strategy, free speech, athletics woes, business schools

02.20.18
Activism watch, revoking honors, law schools, global

02.19.18
Rankings, combating hate, sexual harassment, Latino students

02.18.18
The Weekly Scan 2.18.18

02.17.18
Leadership voices, school shootings, admissions, science and the public

02.16.18
Value, legislation, basketball investigation, skills gap

02.15.18
Grad student unions, legacy admissions, Chinese influence, adult students

02.14.18
Michigan State trustees, immigration, student debt, liberal arts

02.13.18
Federal budget, online education, free college, computer science ethics

02.12.18
Influential leaders, Betsy DeVos, textbooks, K-12 education

02.11.18
The Weekly Scan 2.11.18

02.10.18
Leadership voices, state of higher ed, scandal recovery, understanding teens

02.09.18
Legislation, faculty workload, student privacy, data on assaults

02.08.18
Federal budget, Dreamers, cost of free speech, influenza

02.07.18
New presidents, humanities grads, Native American mascots, artificial intelligence

02.06.18
Fundraising, transgender, Title IX, research openness

02.05.18
Black history, politics on campus, brain drain, income share

02.04.18
The Weekly Scan 2.04.18

02.03.18
Leadership voices, workforce skills, hazing, philanthropy

02.02.18
Education policy, value of college, revoked, Nassar fallout

02.01.18
Campus climate, speech, free college, assault and disability

January, 2018

01.31.18
Amazon, bank marketing, football and CTE, public higher ed

01.30.18
Immigration, enrollment, contraception, Puerto Rican students

01.29.18
Michigan State and Larry Nassar

01.28.18
The Weekly Scan 1.28.18

01.27.18
Free speech, civic education, corporate influence, state of science

01.26.18
Higher Education Act, divestment, single-sex clubs, MSU scrutiny

01.25.18
Financial outlook, Michigan State, gender gap, corporate connections

01.24.18
Nassar abuse scandal, civil discourse, free speech, partnerships

01.23.18
Leadership voices, admissions, four-year degrees, China

01.22.18
International students, publics, Michigan State, gene editing

01.21.18
The Weekly Scan 1.21.18

01.20.18
Government shutdown, immigration, value of college, reckoning with history

01.19.18
Michigan State, #MeToo, online education, Amazon competition

01.18.18
Leadership voices, hate groups, mental health, public engagement

01.17.18
Philanthropy, immigration, workforce skills, rankings

01.16.18
Endowment tax, economic impact, student debt, interesting approaches

01.15.18
DACA, diversity & inclusion, hunger, mentoring, celebrating King

01.14.18
The Weekly Scan

01.13.18
Leadership voices, supporting immigrants, DOJ, future of higher ed

01.12.18
University of Rochester, immigration, federal funding, understanding students

01.11.18
Women in economics, community colleges, small colleges, archives

01.10.18
Cost, immigration, sexual misconduct, online education

01.09.18
Hazing, HBCUs, public higher ed, tech and children

01.08.18
Enrollment, DACA, political activism, financial literacy

01.07.18
The Weekly Scan

01.06.18
Endowments, job market, 2018 forecast, fake news

01.05.18
Defending science, guns, graduate education, libraries

01.04.18
Leadership voices, endowment tax impact, suicide, The Great Divide

01.03.18
Dreamers, international students, global threats, China

01.02.18
Coming in 2018, tax policy, tech transfer, recapping 2017

December, 2017

12.30.17
Spotlight on Cities and Towns

12.29.17
Economic impact, value, aftermath of scandal, civic education

12.28.17
College presidency, ‘back to school,’ sexual misconduct, social media

12.27.17
Admissions season, inequality, online education, teaching difficult topics

12.26.17
Spotlight: The Future of Work

12.23.17
Leadership voices, tax bill signed, activism, free college

12.22.17
Higher ed bill, student debt, labor unions, out-of-state students

12.21.17
Dreamers, artificial intelligence, free speech, views on bias

12.20.17
Tax reform, enrollment, prison to college, tenure

12.19.17
Leadership voices, partisan divide, mental health, community colleges

12.18.17
Tax bill, Greek life, war on science, ‘new traditional’ students

12.17.17
The Weekly Scan

12.16.17
Leadership voices, Charlottesville, #MeToo backlash, corporate recruiting

12.15.17
Public perception, higher ed bill, disaster planning, law schools

12.14.17
Tax bill, net neutrality, medical schools, sexual misconduct

12.13.17
Strategy, divestment, international students, diversity and inclusion

12.12.17
Leadership voices, PROSPER Act, financial aid, LGBT rights

12.11.17
Presidential pay, reckoning with history, going viral, global

12.10.17
The Weekly Scan

12.09.17
Financial outlook, skipping college, rural America, sexual harassment

12.08.17
Tax reform, partisan divide, Dreamers, admissions season

12.07.17
Leadership voices, access, climate change, understanding students

12.06.17
Four-year degrees, activism, frats and clubs, open access publishing

12.05.17
Fundraising, student debt, travel ban, combating hate

12.04.17
Sexual misconduct, free speech at UConn, federal legislation, R&D

12.03.17
The Weekly Scan

12.02.17
Tax bill, higher ed legislation, fixing higher ed, views on tax reform

12.01.17
Tax plan opposition, student media, dual enrollment, concussions

November, 2017

11.30.17
Revoking honors, conservative criticism, Chinese influence, FAFSA

11.29.17
Leadership voices, higher education act, tax reform, anniversaries

11.28.17
Reckoning with history, football coaches, student discipline, philanthropy

11.27.17
Sexual harassment, research impact, liberal arts, graduation rates

11.26.17
The Weekly Scan

11.25.17
Spotlight: Future of higher education

11.24.17
Immigration, contraception, apprenticeships, concussions

11.22.17
Controversial speakers, admissions discrimination, veterans, career education

11.21.17
Higher ed disconnect, philanthropy, combating hate, gender

11.20.17
Affirmative action, financial aid, hazing, politics on campus

11.19.17
The Weekly Scan

11.18.17
Leadership voices, tax reform, business schools, communicating science

11.17.17
Rankings, partnerships, controversial donors, reckoning with history

11.16.17
Questioning college, audits, tax reform, art

11.15.17
Free college, DACA, artificial intelligence, sexual misconduct

11.14.17
Greek life, international travel, dual enrollment, high-tech cheating

11.13.17
International students, veterans, women in STEM, autonomous vehicles

11.12.17
The Weekly Scan

11.11.17
Leadership voices, reckoning with history, public perception, civil discourse

11.10.17
HBCUs, public universities, prison to college, tax reform

11.09.17
Paradise Papers, campus climate, student debt, Puerto Rican students

11.08.17
Economic impact, sexual misconduct, anti-Semitism, Silicon Valley

11.07.17
Leadership voices, Greek life, LSAT vs GRE, more on taxes

11.06.17
Tax debate, academic freedom, first-generation students, A.I. talent

11.05.17
The Weekly Scan

11.04.17
Strategy, graduate education, climate change, global higher ed

11.03.17
Tax reform, community college, adult students, nursing

11.02.17
Admissions, economic mobility, Betsy DeVos, for-profits

11.01.17
Fundraising, sexual misconduct, slavery, transfer students

October, 2017

10.31.17
Opioid crisis, mergers, campus climate, predatory journals

10.30.17
Activism, politics on campus, understanding students, Amazon competition

10.29.17
The Weekly Scan

10.28.17
Spotlight on Work

10.27.17
Leadership voices, academic freedom, higher ed elites, supporting Dreamers

10.26.17
Fundraising, free speech, low-income students, credentials

10.25.17
Cost, speech and space policies, business schools, academic careers

10.24.17
Rankings, online education, climate science, esports

10.23.17
Leadership voices, gun research, fraternities, education policy

10.22.17
The Weekly Scan

10.21.17
Campaigns, partnerships, new presidents, views on free speech

10.20.17
Value of the liberal arts, costs beyond tuition, labor unions, concussions

10.19.17
Cost of free speech, reckoning with history, mentoring, scholar-parents

10.18.17
Immigration, sexual harassment, dual enrollment, Chinese youth

10.17.17
Controversial speakers, basketball, economic impact, low-income students

10.16.17
Leadership voices, revoking honors, transgender rights, free college

10.15.17
The Weekly Scan

10.14.17
Value, athletics, Latino students, global science

10.13.17
Tuition resets, health care, mental health, athletes and protest

10.12.17
Activism and speech, disabilities, adjunct faculty, Puerto Rican students

10.11.17
Finance, travel bans, sexual harassment, public universities

10.10.17
Combating hate, diversity, student discipline, tax policy

10.09.17
Immigration, contraception, student loan default, hurricane relief

10.08.17
The Weekly Scan

10.07.17
Leadership voices, science Nobels, value of immigration, information literacy

10.06.17
Corporate partnerships, fundraising, free speech, homeless in CA

10.05.17
Affirmative action, social media, fraternities, preschool

10.04.17
Enrollment trends, mergers, DACA, value of the arts

10.03.17
Fundraising, college basketball, sexual harassment, free college

10.02.17
Nobel week, teaching science, performance funding, careers

10.01.17
The Weekly Scan

September, 2017

09.30.17
Leadership voices, financial aid, faculty diversity, humanities

09.29.17
Value, basketball, online education, hunger and homelessness

09.28.17
Campus climate, rural students, endowments, global

09.27.17
NCAA, rankings, free speech, credentials

09.26.17
Women in STEM, pricing, civil discourse, views on Title IX

09.25.17
Leadership voices, activism, immigration, remedial education

09.24.17
The Weekly Scan

09.23.17
Title IX, free speech, slavery, college football

09.22.17
Inequality, audits, transgender students, opioids

09.21.17
Free college, sexual harassment, athlete safety, medical school

09.20.17
Georgia Tech shooting, graduation rates, graduate education, hazing

09.19.17
Mega-gifts, campus climate, controversial research, student media

09.18.17
New presidents, Harvard fellows, global study risks, activism watch

09.17.17
The Weekly Scan

09.16.17
Future of higher ed, sanctuary, views on free speech, DACA first-person

09.15.17
Post-Charlottesville, all eyes on DACA, speech at Berkeley, gun research

09.14.17
Transfer students, speech and harassment, rankings, prisoner education

09.13.17
Strategy, liberal arts, free speech, affordability

09.12.17
Leadership voices, rankings, protest and safety, civil discourse

09.11.17
Public perception, DACA, student life, war on science

09.10.17
The Weekly Scan

09.09.17
Pricing, international students, views on Title IX, school segregation

09.08.17
Title IX, fundraising, activism watch, public universities

09.07.17
Reckoning with history, DACA response, access, understanding students

09.06.17
Leadership voices, Dreamers, rankings, employee health

09.05.17
DACA, fraternities, alcohol, libraries

09.03.17
The Weekly Scan

09.02.17
Leadership voices, DACA, causes of Harvey, autism

09.01.17
Helping Houston, deportation, outrage machine, orientation

August, 2017

08.31.17
Speech, concussions, apprenticeships, online education

08.30.17
Rankings, affirmative action, academic freedom, combating hate

08.29.17
Disaster response, cybersecurity, perceived value, the state of hate

08.28.17
Hurricane Harvey, immigration, activism, value of research

08.27.17
The Weekly Scan

08.26.17
Leadership, next steps in Charlottesville, free college, civic engagement

08.25.17
Grappling with history, labor, residence halls, mentoring

08.24.17
Leadership voices, understanding students, speech, economic impact

08.23.17
Spotlight on student success and completion

08.22.17
Strategy, value of diversity, activism watch, outed

08.21.17
Leadership Voices, Confederate Monuments, Athlete Safety, Staff

08.20.17
The Weekly Scan

08.19.17
Dreamers, guns, teaching post-Charlottesville, global context

08.18.17
Combating hate, activism, low-income students, veterans

08.17.17
Making sense at UVa, speech, anti-Semitism, men

08.16.17
Trump on Charlottesville, safety, confederate monuments, transgender rights

08.15.17
Leadership voices, Charlottesville, public perception, affirmative action

08.14.17
Violent confrontation, white supremacists, grappling with history, combating hate

08.13.17
The Weekly Scan

08.12.17
Value, enrollment, grades, affirmative action

08.11.17
Women in STEM, career education, LSAT vs GRE, racial climate

08.10.17
Leadership voices, international students, athletes and Title IX, town & gown

08.09.17
Asian Americans, free college, hunger, prison to college

08.08.17
Climate change, diversity, activism watch, student debt

08.07.17
Rankings, cost, sexual assault, residence halls

08.06.17
The Weekly Scan

08.05.17
Leadership voices, completion in California, travel bans, privilege

08.04.17
Students, boot camps, aftermath of scandal, affirmative action redux

08.03.17
Admissions, Asian Americans, gene editing, disability

08.02.17
Affirmative action, finance, legislating free speech, socioeconomic mobility

08.01.17
Rankings, sexual assault, fraternities, civic engagement

July, 2017

07.31.17
Leadership voices, rescinding admission, activism watch, veterans

07.30.17
The Weekly Scan

07.29.17
Strategy, skipping college, politics and scholarship, LGBT rights

07.28.17
Endowments, athlete safety, supporting parents, patents

07.27.17
Transgender, enrollment, free college, recruiting scientists

07.26.17
Concussions, ‘predatory’ schools, promoting science, solar energy

07.25.17
Administrative spending, audits, single-sex groups, global travel

07.24.17
Cost, aftermath at USC, state support, views on free speech

07.23.17
The Weekly Scan

07.22.17
Spotlight on Innovation

07.21.17
Immigration, fundraising, performance funding, free speech battles

07.20.17
Appointments, USC medical dean, endangered students, substances

07.19.17
Survival, LGBT rights, HBCUs, grades

07.18.17
International students, student debt, CTE, civic discourse

07.17.17
Risks abroad, misrepresented, financial aid, tax policy

07.16.17
The Weekly Scan

07.15.17
Leadership voices, public perception, Title IX, open access

07.14.17
Federal funding, student loans, testing, homelessness and hunger

07.13.17
Single-sex groups, Title IX, immigration, mental health

07.12.17
Rankings, corporate influence, competencies, transparency

07.11.17
Partisan divide, immigration, harassment, first-generation students

07.10.17
Job skills, Mizzou aftermath, women, Betsy DeVos

07.09.17
The Weekly Scan

07.08.17
Prison to college, disabilities, transfer students, athletics

07.07.17
International students, math, conflict of interest, publics

07.06.17
Leadership voices, online education, addressing history, politics on campus

07.05.17
Rankings, cost, libraries, global science

07.03.17
Spotlight on Science: Federal funding, threats, politics, reproducibility

07.02.17
The Weekly Scan

07.01.17
Enrollment, campus carry, residence halls, theater

June, 2017

06.30.17
Public Intellectuals, philanthropy, for-profits, community colleges

06.29.17
Travel ban, humanities, Greek life, scandal recovery

06.28.17
Executive compensation, skipping college, civil rights, transgender

06.27.17
Travel ban, academic freedom, civil discourse, completion

06.26.17
International students, policy, athletes and Title IX, celebrity scholarships

06.25.17
The Weekly Scan

06.24.17
Leadership, free speech, California travel ban, cost of scandal

06.23.17
Health care, audits, free textbooks, life preparation

06.22.17
Student surveys, social media, interesting approaches

06.21.17
Labor unions, academic bullying, faculty engagement, public engagement

06.20.17
President survey, North Korea, free speech, online education

06.19.17
More rankings, affordability, ‘great divide,’ women

06.18.17
The Weekly Scan

06.17.17
Finances, Department of Education, Evergreen State, concussions

06.16.17
Dreamers, federal budget, transcripts, examining race

06.15.17
Leadership transitions, rankings and ratings, policy, climate change

06.14.17
Global, job skills, grappling with history, arts

06.13.17
Travel ban, athletics and assault, benefits, social science

06.12.17
Free college, critical thinking, guns, global science

06.10.17
Leadership voices, medical education, refugee students, communication

06.09.17
Rankings, cost of college, audits, LGBT rights

06.08.17
Strategy, fundraising, ‘ban the box,’ Greek life

06.07.17
Leadership voices, agency appointments, free speech, careers

06.06.17
Global campuses, social media, philanthropy, prison to college

06.05.17
Financial aid, Evergreen State, NIH, student data

06.04.17
The Weekly Scan

06.03.17
Climate change, Penn State, audit aftermath, museums

06.02.17
Immigration, law schools, cost, economic impact

06.01.17
International education, curricular change, athletics audits, diversity

May, 2017

05.31.17
Access, endowments, public universities, research funding

05.30.17
Strategy, activism watch, research integrity, sustainability

05.28.17
The Weekly Scan

05.27.17
New presidents, rankings, graduation speakers, overcoming history

05.26.17
Travel ban, state funding, combating hate, veterans

05.25.17
Value, enrollment, free speech, labor unions

05.24.17
Leadership voices, fundraising, student death, athletes and sexual assault

05.23.17
New presidents, federal budget, LGBT rights, Twitter hacks

05.22.17
Turn-around efforts, hazing, remedial education, income share

05.21.17
The Weekly Scan

05.20.17
Leadership voices, Purdue-Kaplan, low-income students, free speech

05.19.17
Immigration, Confederate monuments, disabilities, athletes and activism

05.18.17
Federal budget, tuition, graduation speakers, prison to college

05.17.17
Undocumented students, aid and access, faculty unions, science in the agencies

05.16.17
B-school rankings, defending science, free speech, universities and K-12

05.15.17
Cybersecurity, academic freedom, presidents, economic impact

05.14.17
The Weekly Scan

05.13.17
Free college, graduation speakers, celebrating women

05.12.17
University of California audit, business schools, campus carry, school choice

05.11.17
Public perception, campus climate, hazing, social media

05.10.17
Leadership voices, activism watch, accreditation, K-12 sexual assaults

05.09.17
Global science, addiction, diversity efforts, sanctuaries

05.08.17
Politics on campus, Purdue-Kaplan, HBCUs, federal budget

05.07.17
The Weekly Scan

05.06.17
Fundraising, fraternities, graduation speakers, careers

05.05.17
Health care, guns, financial literacy, global

05.04.17
International students, financial aid, crime response, jobs and automation

05.03.17
Tuition, publics, politics on campus, campus climate

05.02.17
Violent attacks, federal budget, online education, for-profits

05.01.17
Credentials, collegiality, student discipline, free speech

April, 2017