The Scan Archives

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January, 2018

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

04.30.17
The Weekly Scan

04.29.17
Racist history, books, views on free speech, The Great Divide

04.28.17
Online education, spending scrutiny, activism watch, e-sports

04.27.17
Rankings, leadership voices, free speech wars, foster care

04.26.17
Combating sexual assault, low-income and first-gen, free speech, sanctuaries

04.25.17
Leadership, campus climate, vocational education, Harvard Business School

04.24.17
Labor unions, libraries, veterans, cybersecurity

04.23.17
The Weekly Scan

04.22.17
Communicating about science, adult students, arts and activism, careers

04.21.17
Undergraduate education, leadership voices, March for Science, free speech wars

04.20.17
Speech and activism at Berkeley, tax policy, cost and access, state funding

04.19.17
New presidents, free speech at Auburn, Black history, Dreamers

04.18.17
March for Science, college athletes, foreign workers, state funding

04.17.17
Philanthropy, free speech, debating ‘free,’ accountability and value

04.16.17
The Weekly Scan

04.15.17
Strategy, closures, gender identity, civic engagement

04.14.17
Public vs private, VA Tech anniversary, faculty speech, textbooks

04.13.17
Student data, testing, coaching diversity, China

04.12.17
Leadership voices, hazing, free college, adjunct faculty

04.11.17
Faculty pay, endowments, student debt, school choice

04.10.17
Free college, confronting history, sexual harassment, global threats

04.09.17
The Weekly Scan

04.08.17
Leadership voices, fundraising, HBCUs, admissions

04.07.17
Activism, international students, hotels, hunger and homelessness

04.06.17
Innovation, public engagement, dual enrollment, financial aid

04.05.17
Affordability, free college, LGBT rights, Title IX

04.04.17
Coding, mergers, athletics, research funding

04.03.17
H-1B visas, Title IX due process, student loans, March for Science

04.02.17
The Weekly Scan

04.01.17
Leadership voices, Ivy League admissions, for-profits, bathroom bill

March, 2017

03.31.17
Financial challenges, publics, academic freedom, college and prison

03.30.17
Reversals, completion, careers, immigration

03.29.17
Federal funding, LGBT rights, free speech, financial aid

03.28.17
Admissions, advanced placement, sanctuaries, education policy

03.27.17
Defending science, searches, international enrollment, civic engagement

03.26.17
The Weekly Scan

03.25.17
Leadership voices, Penn State, slavery, strategy

03.24.17
Visas, affordability, alumni giving, guns

03.23.17
K-12 education, for-profits, admissions, politics on campus

03.22.17
Free speech, research ethics, joining the academy, careers

03.21.17
Immigration, grad student unions, new presidents, interesting approaches

03.20.17
Leadership on trial, fundraising, federal budget, student success

03.19.17
The Weekly Scan

03.18.17
March Madness, travel ban, pursuing diversity, student debt

03.17.17
Leadership voices, budget analysis, admissions, transgender rights

03.16.17
Trump’s proposed budget, immigration, free speech, value

03.15.17
Rankings, hunger and homelessness, free college, war on science

03.14.17
Leadership transitions, activism, financial aid, athletics

03.13.17
Free speech, federal funding, immigration, divestment

03.12.17
The Weekly Scan

03.11.17
Dual enrollment, information literacy, celebrating women scientists

03.10.17
Leadership voices, sexual misconduct, Ph.D. careers, philanthropy

03.09.17
Health care, law school diversity, scientific integrity, public universities

03.08.17
Leadership voices, women in the academy, LGBT rights, cybersecurity

03.07.17
Middlebury aftermath, disabilities, hate groups, travel ban

03.06.17
Immigration, slavery, activism watch, strategy

03.05.17
The Weekly Scan

03.04.17
Strategy, transgender rights, HBCUs, sexual misconduct

03.03.17
Fundraising, athletics, speech, politics on campus

03.02.17
Leadership voices, cost and aid, grad student unions, economic impact

03.01.17
Federal budget, HBCUs, anti-Semitism, peer review

February, 2017

02.28.17
Slavery and naming, Betsy DeVos, sexual harassment, cheating

02.27.17
Activism watch, immigration, HBCUs, mumps

02.26.17
The Weekly Scan

02.25.17
Transgender students, tax policy, upward mobility, liberal arts

02.24.17
Leadership voices, faculty politics, Jerry Falwell, DACA

02.23.17
Leadership, transgender students, fraternities, careers

02.22.17
Immigration, anti-Semitism, LGBT rights, post-truth

02.21.17
Planes, endowments, speech, Title IX, public boards

02.20.17
Travel ban, funding the arts, defending science, student success

02.19.17
The Weekly Scan

02.18.17
Leadership voices, cost, local economic impact, athletics and activism, self-reflection

02.17.17
CRISPR patent ruling, immigration, sexual assault, searches

02.16.17
Cost and access, tenure, campus politics, immigration

02.15.17
Leadership, campus climate, research, Christian colleges

02.14.17
Travel ban challenges, inclusion and bias, views on humanities, free speech

02.13.17
Leadership appointments, Black history, fraternities, student data

02.12.17
The Weekly Scan

02.11.17
Small colleges, new contemporary students, immigration, defending science

02.10.17
Immigration ban in court, athletics and Title IX, HBCUs, publics

02.09.17
Higher ed in troubled times, international enrollment, leadership voices, activism watch

02.08.17
Higher ed policy, elites’ gender gap, free college, Dreamers

02.07.17
Immigration hearing, fundraising, bathroom bills, naming, Betsy DeVos, science and politics

02.06.17
Student debt, teaching citizenship, student mental health, anti-Semitism, immigration

02.05.17
The Weekly Scan

02.04.17
Philanthropy, the big divide, admitting diversity, Title IX pushback, responding to the ban

02.03.17
The Berkeley tweet, activism watch, free speech, tuition-free, cost of the ban

02.02.17
Leadership voices, activism watch, campus climate, labor

02.01.17
Policy, rankings, careers, publics

January, 2017