The Scan Archives

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October, 2019

September, 2019

09.30.19
Future of higher ed, admissions, campus climate, study abroad

09.29.19
The Weekly Scan 9.29.19

09.27.19
Leadership voices, enrollment, tainted funding, intellectual diversity

09.26.19
Philanthropy, student debt, marching bands, social mobility

09.25.19
Strategy, foreign influence, MIT Media Lab, data science

09.24.19
Leadership profiles, student voting, admissions, student media

09.23.19
Graduate student unions, international students, employers, vaping

09.22.19
The Weekly Scan 9.22.19

09.20.19
Academic freedom, federal budget, low-income students, civil discourse

09.19.19
Leadership transitions, data privacy, re-enrolling dropouts, hotels

09.18.19
Free college, climate activism, fossil fuels, labor unions

09.17.19
Strategy, mergers, mental health, gender identity

09.16.19
Leadership voices, meritocracy, vocational education, contraception

09.15.19
The Weekly Scan 9.15.19

09.13.19
Town & gown, free college, online education, admissions

09.12.19
Data analytics, Epstein scrutiny, preventing assault, rankings

09.11.19
Purpose of higher ed, faculty diversity, paying athletes, parents

09.10.19
Philanthropy, partisan divide, affordability, medical debt

09.09.19
Business outlook, Epstein fallout, vaping, crisis planning

09.08.19
The Weekly Scan 9.8.19

09.06.19
Curriculum, Epstein ties, cost of scandal, public opinion

09.05.19
Future of higher ed, tribal colleges, student debt, rankings

09.04.19
International students, college admissions, students on social

09.03.19
Leadership voices, foreign influence, debt relief, global higher ed

August, 2019

08.30.19
Leadership voices, campus safety, housing, views on access

08.29.19
Strategy, pricing, grad student mental health, Lauren McCluskey

08.28.19
Value, international students, SAT adversity score, orientation

08.27.19
Rankings season, dropping out, cybersecurity, dining

08.26.19
Presidential searches, publics, entrepreneurship, veterans

08.25.19
The Weekly Scan

08.23.19
Leadership voices, women leaders, STEM diversity, mold in dorms

08.22.19
Athlete philanthropy, controversial donors, active shooters, graduate earnings

08.21.19
Strategy, global programs, sexual misconduct, transgender students

08.20.19
Partisan divide, enrollment booms, out-of-state students, beer in stadiums

08.19.19
Turnaround efforts, adult students, admissions, pet friendly

08.18.19
The Weekly Scan

08.16.19
Leadership voices, activism, Dreamers, reckoning with history

08.15.19
Perceived value, MBA programs, ethnic studies, online marketing

08.14.19
Affordability, University of Alaska, civic engagement, cheating

08.13.19
Philanthropy, immigration policy, food insecurity, financial aid

08.12.19
Rankings season, mental health, online harassment, disabilities

08.11.19
The Weekly Scan

08.09.19
Paying for college, admissions & aid scandals, medical education, retirement

08.08.19
Leadership vision, foreign ‘risk,’ gun research, high school football

08.07.19
Leadership voices, activism watch, online education, housing

08.06.19
Combating hate, international students, state funding, bots on campus

08.05.19
Perceptions of science, mergers, student debt, educating about immigration

08.04.19
The Weekly Scan

08.02.19
Federal budget, leadership, exploiting the system, sexual violence

08.01.19
Value, presidential searches, risk sharing, free college

July, 2019

07.31.19
Education in the election, Alaska, presidential parachutes, diversity in medicine

07.30.19
Financial outlook, liberal arts, admissions & aid scandals, textbooks

07.29.19
Rankings data, financial aid, student media, marijuana

07.28.19
The Weekly Scan

07.26.19
Leadership voices, campus climate, free speech, application fees

07.25.19
‘Red Scare,’ telescope protest, youth vaping, summer enrollment

07.24.19
Federal policy, closures, Africa presence, academic parents

07.23.19
Transitions, University of Alaska, politics on campus, test optional

07.22.19
Philanthropy, USC presidential search, college dropouts, campaign proposals

07.21.19
The Weekly Scan

07.19.19
Cost & affordability, Hampshire College, hunger, economic impact

07.18.19
Strategy, rankings, international students, cybersecurity

07.17.19
Employability, Israel boycotts, admissions scandal, community college

07.16.19
Leadership voices, Chinese influence, history, financial literacy

07.15.19
Severance pay, financial aid, re-enrollment, animals in research

07.14.19
The Weekly Scan

07.12.19
Strategic (un)planning, Epstein donations, publishing, climate change

07.11.19
Skills gap, talent wars, financial stability, public higher ed

07.10.19
Free college, mergers, Title IX pushback, income share

07.09.19
Minimum wage, academic conferences, partnerships, skipping college

07.08.19
Strategy, Alaska budget, foreign funding, prison education

07.07.19
The Weekly Scan: Life, Liberty, Happiness

07.03.19
Leadership voices, rural students, for-profits, global higher ed

07.02.19
Value, tax policy, joining the academy, student voting

07.01.19
Dreamers, state funding, athlete safety, internships

June, 2019

06.30.19
The Weekly Scan

06.28.19
Strategy, combating hate, espionage, beer in stadiums

06.27.19
Leadership voices, cost, financial literacy, data privacy

06.26.19
NCAA vs California, investigations, educating prisoners, employer benefits

06.25.19
Student debt, town & gown, apprenticeships, understanding students

06.24.19
Abrupt departures, campaign proposals, admissions scandal, veterans

06.23.19
The Weekly Scan

06.21.19
Leadership voices, philanthropy, corporate influence, revoking admission

06.20.19
Public opinion, federal and state funding, foster youth

06.19.19
Rankings, controversial speakers, athlete safety, reparations

06.18.19
Impact philanthropy, online education, housing, closures

06.17.19
Visas, sexual assault, Oberlin verdict, diversity & inclusion

06.16.19
The Weekly Scan

06.14.19
Presidents, donor relations, foreign ties, economic impact

06.13.19
Leadership voices, Chinese students, admissions, struggling colleges

06.12.19
College alternatives, career support, esports, public engagement

06.11.19
Title IX, athletics, enrolling veterans, economic impact

06.10.19
Philanthropy, value, activism watch, boot camps

06.09.19
The Weekly Scan

06.07.19
Leadership voices, business schools, international education, science & politics

06.06.19
Dreamers, admissions fraud, sustainability, tech transfer

06.05.19
Online education, engaged learning, student debt, fossil fuel divestment

06.04.19
Tuition freezes, international students, textbooks, corporate market

06.03.19
Graduate programs, HBCUs, gender and research, philanthropy

06.02.19
The Weekly Scan

May, 2019

05.31.19
Leadership voices, enrollment, international scholars, low-income students

05.30.19
Value & access, admissions, donor controversies, mascots

05.29.19
Strategy, new presidents, paying off loans, women in economics

05.28.19
Admissions frenzy, business schools, graduate student unions, libraries

05.26.19
The Weekly Scan

05.24.19
Completion, doctors and abuse, free speech, SAT fairness

05.23.19
Fundraising, enrollment, reckoning with history, early college

05.22.19
Outcomes, administrative costs, Dreamers, public impact

05.21.19
Research standing, student debt, town & gown, rankings

05.20.19
Small colleges, affirmative action, Ohio State, financial literacy

05.19.19
The Weekly Scan 5.19.19

05.17.19
Leadership voices, tax policy, standardized testing, immigration

05.16.19
Value, China conflict, graduate programs, job market

05.15.19
Strategy, sexual harassment, Chick-Fil-A, understanding students

05.14.19
Future of higher ed, federal funding, defending Weinstein, student housing

05.13.19
Enrollment, liberal arts, admissions & athletics, Greek life

05.10.19
Transitions, tuition discounting, polling, federal work-study

05.09.19
Naming, activism watch, basketball trials, first-gen students

05.08.19
Free college, international students, conflict of interest, retirees

05.07.19
President profiles, affirmative action, campus safety, partnerships

05.06.19
Value, graduate student unions, climate change, entrepreneurship

05.05.19
The Weekly Scan 5.5.19

05.03.19
Leadership voices, philanthropy, meeting basic needs, student parents

05.02.19
Admissions, prosecuting presidents, business schools, universities and K-12

05.01.19
UNC Charlotte shooting, federal funding, frat culture, Christian and LGBTQ

April, 2019

04.30.19
Presidential searches, tuition freezes, activism, community colleges

04.29.19
Leadership voices, adult students, graduate education, women in STEM

04.28.19
The Weekly Scan

04.26.19
Demand, Dreamers, measles, science funding

04.25.19
Tuition resets, student debt, sustainability, race in the academy

04.24.19
Strategy, HBCUs, employer partnerships, understanding students

04.23.19
Campaign proposals, LGBTQ rights, espionage, credentials

04.22.19
Turnaround efforts, cheating, protest season, educating prisoners

04.19.19
Leadership voices, mental health, online education, football

04.18.19
Value of education, outsourcing, gene editing, school shootings

04.17.19
Medical schools, financial aid, graduation speakers, reparations

04.16.19
Public confidence, activism watch, town & gown, purpose

04.15.19
Presidential searches, gender identity, admissions, apprenticeships

04.14.19
The Weekly Scan

04.12.19
Leadership voices, harassment, science & espionage, 4-year degrees

04.11.19
Transitions, abuse investigations, adjunct faculty, income share

04.10.19
Mega-gifts, affirmative action, state funding, predictive analytics

04.09.19
Leadership voices, open access, careers, student debt relief

04.08.19
Strategy, faculty, admissions scandal, athletics finances

04.07.19
The Weekly Scan

04.05.19
Elite education, faculty diversity, low-income students, internships

04.04.19
Economic impact, OPMs, faculty-student relationships, disabilities

04.03.19
Governing boards, activism, graduate education, international education

04.02.19
Affirmative action, Dreamers, epidemics, civil discourse

04.01.19
Small-college survival, admissions, financial literacy, police

March, 2019

03.31.19
The Weekly Scan

03.29.19
A.I., trigger warnings, understanding students, admissions reflections

03.28.19
Town & gown, wealth & privilege, low-income students, boot camps

03.27.19
Leadership voices, Asian Americans, public engagement, free speech

03.26.19
Sackler funding, China & academic freedom, employers, admissions

03.25.19
Fundraising, donors in admissions, public higher ed, science funding

03.24.19
The Weekly Scan

03.22.19
Leadership voices, executive order, legacies, free college

03.21.19
Transitions, USC, free speech, reckoning with history

03.20.19
Publics online, strikes, disciplining the students, public confidence

03.19.19
Strategy, education policy, standardized testing, sports betting

03.18.19
Value, mental health, minimum wage, admissions update

03.17.19
The Weekly Scan

03.15.19
Leadership voices, student loans, low-income students, admissions update

03.14.19
Focus on college admissions scandal

03.13.19
Admissions scandal, activism watch, campus jobs, rankings

03.12.19
Federal budget, ‘public interest’ tech, international students, affirmative action

03.11.19
Data science, higher ed policy, NCAA in court, cybersecurity

03.10.19
The Weekly Scan

03.08.19
Philanthropy, faculty speech, reckoning with history, women in science

03.07.19
Community college, HBCUs, sexual misconduct, textbooks

03.06.19
Faculty, diversity & inclusion, hate incidents, basketball corruption

03.05.19
Leadership voices, online education, espionage, vaccinations

03.04.19
Free speech, UC vs Elsevier, education policy, parenting in academe

03.03.19
The Weekly Scan

03.01.19
Leadership, arts philanthropy, closures, study abroad

February, 2019

02.28.19
Strategy, Confucius Institutes, ‘Ole Miss’ athletes, Hampshire College

02.27.19
Free college, privilege, history, promoting science

02.26.19
Fundraising, immigration, affirmative action, paying athletes

02.25.19
International students, debt, tainted funding, science vs humanities

02.24.19
The Weekly Scan

02.22.19
Governing boards, mental health, science ethics, credentials

02.21.19
Mega-giving, ethical lapses, open access, helicopter parents

02.20.19
Strategy, House Democrats, activism watch, adult learners

02.19.19
Medical schools, payroll deduction, STEM diversity, yearbooks

02.18.19
Enrollment, small colleges, redefining ‘vocational,’ economic impact

02.17.19
The Weekly Scan

02.15.19
Liberal arts & careers, race & access, state funding, science in D.C.

02.14.19
Affirmative action, finance, candidate proposals, school safety

02.13.19
Satellite campuses, fraternities, study abroad safety, fossil fuels

02.12.19
Leadership voices, finance, completion, computer science

02.11.19
Philanthropy, free college, faith-based education, honoring history

02.10.19
The Weekly Scan

02.08.19
Yearbooks, low-income students, community colleges, Gen Z

02.07.19
Leadership voices, global ties, international students, Dreamers

02.06.19
Appointments, faculty unions, dual enrollment, free agents

02.05.19
Racist history, HBCUs, higher ed reform, science & storytelling

02.04.19
Small colleges, campus safety, prison education, Title IX feedback

02.03.19
The Weekly Scan

02.01.19
Student data, homelessness, women’s colleges, measles

January, 2019

01.31.19
Leadership voices, endowments, gender discrimination, ‘menstrual equity’

01.30.19
Tuition freezes, admissions, education policy, Title IX

01.29.19
College presidents, international students, law schools, scooters

01.28.19
Strategy, Greek life, low-income students, online education

01.27.19
The Weekly Scan

01.25.19
Provosts, fight for survival, changing names, career support

01.24.19
Campus climate, foreign languages, gene editing, partnerships

01.23.19
Presidential searches, small colleges, shutdown help, income share

01.22.19
Leadership voices, accreditation, student debt, affordable housing

01.21.19
Dreamers, diversity, affirmative action, corporate ties

01.20.19
The Weekly Scan

01.18.19
Women in economics, data science, coding, employers & college

01.17.19
Financial pressures, global ties, Michigan State, soft skills

01.16.19
Mergers, free college, cost, state funding

01.15.19
Value, college access, leadership challenges, Greek life

01.14.19
Program cuts, government shutdown, Michigan State, philanthropy

01.13.19
The Weekly Scan

01.11.19
Leadership voices, student debt, student parents, logos

01.10.19
State of higher ed, hunger, aid verification, student demographics

01.09.19
Strategy, online education, tax policy, athletics and $$

01.08.19
Shutdown impact, education policy, financial aid, careers

01.07.19
Free college, for-profits, open access, student housing

01.06.19
The Weekly Scan

01.04.19
Private colleges, Chinese scholars, harassment in science, gap year

01.03.19
Strategy, admissions, online harassment, value of research

01.02.19
Leadership voices, federal shutdown, international students, rural schools

December, 2018

November, 2018

11.30.18
International students, China, partnerships, multi-generational

11.29.18
Future of higher ed, career education, understanding students, tax policy

11.28.18
Student debt, mold in dorms, ban the box, public higher ed

11.27.18
Public perception, gene editing, humanities majors, selling art

11.26.18
Free college, mental health, global risks, prison education

11.25.18
The Weekly Scan

11.23.18
Leadership voices, Asian Americans, Bloomberg, graduate education

11.21.18
MSU, campus climate, town & gown, overcoming barriers

11.20.18
Strategy, middle-income aid, grad student unions, cannabis

11.19.18
Philanthropy, Title IX regulations, student debt, tech talent

11.18.18
The Weekly Scan

11.16.18
Transitions, affirmative action, sexual assault, veterans

11.15.18
Women leaders, campus climate, cybersecurity, Amazon HQ2

11.14.18
Leadership voices, California wildfires, legacy admissions, transfers

11.13.18
Strategy, international study, gun violence, partnerships

11.12.18
Fundraising, scholarships for women, remediation, defending science

11.11.18
The Weekly Scan

11.09.18
Leadership voices, admissions, immigration policy, veterans

11.08.18
Public perception, campus climate, online, out-of-state students

11.07.18
Midterm elections, careers, activism watch, athlete safety

11.06.18
Governance, global ethics, non-tenure faculty, concierges

11.05.18
Election Spotlight

11.04.18
The Weekly Scan

11.02.18
College pipelines, Title IX, understanding students, corporate partnerships

11.01.18
Strategy, medical education, affordability, philanthropy

October, 2018