The Scan Archives

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August, 2019

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 7.28.19

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 7.21.19

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 7.14.19

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 7.7.19: 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 6.30.19

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 6.23.19

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 6.16.19

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 6.9.19

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 6.2.19

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 5.26.19

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

10.31.18
Leadership voices, University of Maryland, concussions, campus planning

10.30.18
Rankings, research integrity, campus climate, civil discourse

10.29.18
Anti-Semitic attack, leadership transitions, testing, intellectual diversity

10.28.18
The Weekly Scan

10.26.18
Leadership voices, ethical investing, mental health, wealth & access

10.25.18
Basketball verdict, fundraising, international students, combating hate

10.24.18
Crime reporting, mergers, back to school, Harvard admissions

10.23.18
Saudi ties, transgender rights, tax policy, understanding students

10.22.18
Value, sexual abuse, financial aid, student voting

10.21.18
The Weekly Scan

10.19.18
Leadership voices, fraternities, cybersecurity, research impact

10.18.18
Cost, Harvard admissions, immigration, graduate education

10.17.18
Loan forgiveness, women, sexual misconduct, views on diversity

10.16.18
Strategy, rankings, labor unions, reckoning with history

10.15.18
Future of higher ed, Harvard trial, cost, hotels & dorms

10.14.18
The Weekly Scan

10.12.18
Strategy, online education, business schools, town & gown

10.11.18
Presidential searches, basketball trial, state funding, bullying

10.10.18
Future learners, endowments, Israel, activism watch

10.09.18
Public perception, public engagement, rural students, affirmative action

10.08.18
Enrollment, gender inclusive, standardized testing, China

10.07.18
The Weekly Scan

10.05.18
Fundraising, Title IX, international students, Nobel diversity

10.04.18
Coaching salaries, faculty speech, lawn mower parents, voting

10.03.18
Leadership voices, degree completion, cybersecurity demand, mascots

10.02.18
Leadership, aftermath of scandal, textbooks, partnerships

10.01.18
Selective admissions, athlete safety, teaching difficult topics, patents

September, 2018

09.30.18
The Weekly Scan

09.28.18
Finances, economic impact, activism watch, sexual assault

09.27.18
Rankings, affirmative action, college basketball, 529 plans

09.26.18
Fundraising, free college, punishing harassers, four-year degrees

09.25.18
Test-optional, access and equity, naming, academic publishing

09.24.18
Kavanaugh accusations, sexual assault, Maryland football, admissions

09.23.18
The Weekly Scan

09.21.18
Leadership voices, research misconduct, politics on campus, liberal arts

09.20.18
Strategy, college alternatives, racial profiling, curriculum

09.19.18
Online education, free speech, Greek life, experiential learning

09.18.18
Public perception, gender, international students, Alexa

09.17.18
Leadership voices, Hurricane Florence, federal funding, state funding

09.16.18
The Weekly Scan

09.14.18
Governing boards, Title IX process, fundraising, dual enrollment

09.13.18
Future of higher ed, football participation, free college, school safety

09.12.18
Cost, anti-Semitism, corporate partnerships, lead in schools

09.11.18
College ROI, conflict of interest, punishing harassers, civil discourse

09.10.18
Rankings, women in STEM, anthem protests, reckoning with history

09.10.18
Leadership voices, admissions, immigration policy, veterans

09.09.18
The Weekly Scan

09.07.18
Leadership voices, mental health, campus climate, understanding students

09.06.18
Enrollment, tuition reductions, fraternities, smoking

09.05.18
Re-naming, business schools, hunger, animals on campus

09.04.18
DACA, humanities, free speech, child care

August, 2018