The Scan Archives

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September, 2018

August, 2018

08.31.18
Affirmative action, small colleges, jobs for PhDs, intergenerational

08.30.18
Sexual misconduct, affordability, athletics culture, town & gown

08.29.18
Mega gifts, working students, prison programs, running for office

08.28.18
Leadership voices, admissions competition, career readiness, publics

08.27.18
Rankings, Silent Sam, student debt, scooters

08.26.18
The Weekly Scan

08.24.18
Leadership voices, naming, mentors, employer programs

08.23.18
Performance funding, immigration, guns on campus, screen time

08.22.18
Affordability, Title IX policies, med school tuition, credentials

08.21.18
Confederate monuments, philanthropy, single-gender, understanding students

08.20.18
Leadership voices, transparency movement, financial aid, comedians

08.19.18
The Weekly Scan

08.17.18
Free college, program cuts, athlete safety, civics education

08.16.18
Enrollment, abuse scandals, student debt, residence halls

08.15.18
Strategy, reckoning with history, school safety, civility

08.14.18
Rankings, Maryland football, medical school, vocational education

08.13.18
Leadership voices, activism watch, for-profits, cryptocurrency

08.12.18
The Weekly Scan

08.10.18
Charlottesville, education policy, truth in advertising, investing in youth

08.09.18
International students, USC leadership, NCAA basketball, partnerships

08.08.18
Reckoning with history, students and tech, mental health, social media

08.07.18
Leadership transitions, financial pressures, affirmative action, archives

08.06.18
Immigration, Urban Meyer, Greek life, speech policies

08.05.18
The Weekly Scan

08.03.18
Leadership voices, ‘living while black,’ benefits, free textbooks

08.02.18
Fundraising, abuse scandals, federal science, transfer students

08.01.18
Leadership, amicus briefs, dual enrollment, reckoning with history

July, 2018

07.31.18
Strategy, Koch Foundation, espionage, student data

07.30.18
Harvard admissions, Mizzou and race, social mobility, humanities

07.29.18
The Weekly Scan

07.27.18
Partisan perceptions, student political engagement, free college, athlete safety

07.26.18
Debt relief, international students, Temple rankings data, economic impact

07.25.18
Leadership voices, free speech, giving trends, income share

07.24.18
Universities and ICE, federal legislation, test-optional, esports

07.23.18
Strategy, tuition at publics, activism watch, military veterans

07.22.18
The Weekly Scan

07.20.18
Latino students, financial pressures, mergers, sports betting

07.19.18
Future of higher ed, online education, OSU investigation, brain drain

07.18.18
Public perception, leadership voices, workforce shortages, Great Divide

07.17.18
Leadership transitions, closures, women in STEM, mental health

07.16.18
Executive compensation, admissions marketing, affirmative action, diversity

07.15.18
The Weekly Scan

07.13.18
Strategy, art and free speech, donor controversies, international students

07.12.18
Leadership voices, skipping college, banning plastic, student debt

07.11.18
Supreme Court, falsified data, standardized testing, Chinese tech spying

07.10.18
Small colleges, online education, digital humanities, summer jobs

07.09.18
Legacy admissions, faculty speech, completion, community college

07.08.18
The Weekly Scan

07.06.18
Leadership voices, clarity on cost, activism, prison programs

07.05.18
Supporting science, travel bans, campus police, internships

07.03.18
Affirmative action, impact, humanities, student media

07.02.18
Leadership voices, grade inflation, admissions testing, community college

07.01.18
The Weekly Scan: Holiday Weekend Reflections

June, 2018

06.29.18
Combating hate, reckoning with history, Greek life, student data

06.28.18
Supreme Court, federal legislation, partnerships, tobacco-free

06.27.18
Travel ban, liberal arts, concussions, federal funding

06.26.18
Leadership voices, business schools, doctors and abuse, administrative ‘bloat’

06.25.18
Immigration, Harvard lawsuit, transgender rights, transfer partnerships

06.24.18
The Weekly Scan

06.22.18
Leadership voices, labor unions, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual diversity

06.21.18
Department of Education, enrollment, animal research, global higher ed

06.20.18
Deans, free speech, accreditation, autism

06.19.18
Turnarounds, advanced placement, sexual misconduct, views on diversity

06.18.18
Asian Americans, immigration, international students, value

06.17.18
The Weekly Scan

06.15.18
Leadership voices, student debt, social mobility, risky behavior

06.14.18
Admissions testing, federal legislation, MSU leadership, NCAA

06.13.18
Sexual harassment, affirmative action, online education, women experts

06.12.18
Student discipline, free speech, student data, employers

06.11.18
Philanthropy, impact, for-profits, vaping

06.10.18
The Weekly Scan

06.08.18
Office of Civil Rights, suicide, town & gown, residence halls

06.07.18
Leadership voices, Chinese espionage, financial aid confusion, public funding

06.06.18
Future of higher ed, rankings, sexual harassment, adult students

06.05.18
Value, affordability, liberal arts, curricular change

06.04.18
Leadership voices, strategy, financial aid, graduate education

06.03.18
The Weekly Scan

06.01.18
Higher ed act, Turning Point USA, intellectual dark web, understanding students

May, 2018

05.31.18
Rankings, tax policy, completion, education benefits

05.30.18
Philanthropy, international students, endowment scrutiny, free college

05.29.18
Leadership voices, USC leadership, majors, predatory colleges

05.27.18
The Weekly Scan

05.25.18
Immigration, social mobility, public support, identifying talent

05.24.18
Data on higher ed, online education, speech policies, disabilities

05.23.18
New presidents, USC, school shootings, student parents

05.22.18
Enrollment, presidents and the faculty, politics on campus, universities and K-12

05.21.18
Public perception, financial challenges, low-income students, summer jobs

05.20.18
The Weekly Scan

05.19.18
Leadership voices, strategy, Michigan State, liberal arts

05.18.18
More on value, apprenticeships, publics, talking about race

05.17.18
Views on value, sexual abuse, sports betting, ethics of tech

05.16.18
Dreamers, free college, transfer students, student debt

05.15.18
Social mobility, immigration, LGBTQ youth, public-private partnerships

05.14.18
Department of Education, depression and suicide, police, commencement

05.13.18
The Weekly Scan

05.12.18
Future of higher ed, leadership voices, campus climate, understanding students

05.11.18
Philanthropy, international students, Title IX, partnerships

05.10.18
Leadership voices, religious colleges, paying athletes, humanities and STEM

05.09.18
College presidency, enrollment, labor unions, town & gown

05.08.18
Mental health, inclusive teaching, reckoning with history, ‘Big Tech’

05.07.18
Value, shakeout, campus climate, artificial intelligence

05.06.18
The Weekly Scan

05.05.18
Spotlight on Careers

05.04.18
Free speech, athletics and academics, transfer students, preschool

05.03.18
Strategy, international students, donor influence, innovation

05.02.18
Public funding, productivity metrics, soft skills, honors

05.01.18
Leadership voices, textbooks, Chinese influence, cost of scandal

April, 2018

04.30.18
New leaders, higher ed legislation, revoking honors, part-time students

04.29.18
The Weekly Scan

04.28.18
Philanthropy, admissions season, politics on campus, white nationalists

04.27.18
Standardized testing, Greek life, Koch funding, HBCUs

04.26.18
Leadership voices, college basketball, mergers, adult students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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