The Scan Archives

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February, 2020

January, 2020

01.31.20
Reckoning with history, Brexit and science, fossil fuels, coronavirus

01.30.20
Endowments, tech transfer, free speech, academic parents

01.29.20
Future of higher ed, foreign ties, facial recognition, credentials

01.28.20
Giving for aid, Iranian students, affordable housing, anti-Semitism

01.27.20
Satellite campuses, NCAA, rural students, coronavirus update

01.26.20
The Weekly Scan

01.24.20
Leadership voices, coronavirus, speech, supporting DACA students

01.23.20
State of U.S. science, sexual misconduct, legacies, philanthropy

01.22.20
Online education, tuition, international students, business schools

01.21.20
Provosts, Chinese censorship, market pressures, adult students

01.20.20
Presidential searches, diversity, fossil fuels, state funding

01.19.20
The Weekly Scan

01.17.20
Leadership transitions, admissions scandal, rankings, architecture

01.16.20
Strategy, grad student unions, NCAA vs everyone, free college

01.15.20
Executive compensation, tuition freezes, Iran conflict, academic culture

01.14.20
Leadership voices, admissions, graduate education, ROI

01.13.20
Controversial donors, free speech, jobs and activism, football

01.12.20
The Weekly Scan

01.10.20
Economic impact, small colleges, state funding, education benefits

01.09.20
Value, online education, racist robocalls, student privacy

01.08.20
Innovation, Confederate monuments, law schools, liberal arts

01.07.20
Completion, FAFSA and the draft, young conservatives, global activism

01.06.20
Academic redesign, ethnic studies, Chinese students, housing deals

01.05.20
The Weekly Scan

01.03.20
College savings, vaping, food insecurity, economic impact

01.02.20
Leadership voices, research security, social mobility, college in prison

December, 2019

November, 2019

October, 2019

10.31.19
Future of higher ed, cost, Wayne State, Asian American students

10.30.19
Paying athletes, reparations, HEA reauthorization, credentials

10.29.19
Mergers, off-campus parties, college counseling, archives

10.28.19
Tuition resets, LatinX students, student data, parents

10.27.19
The Weekly Scan

10.25.19
Transitions, tax policy, state funding, student voting

10.24.19
Transformative gifts, curriculum, student media, career support

10.23.19
Leadership voices, foreign influence, hazing, faculty diversity

10.22.19
Market pressures, protesting ICE, textbooks, rankings

10.21.19
Graduation rates, tuition perks, adult returners, acknowledging history

10.20.19
The Weekly Scan

10.18.19
Leadership voices, immigration, mental health, rural students

10.17.19
Online education, Chinese students, vaping, tech transfer

10.16.19
Strategy, economic impact, admissions, sports betting

10.15.19
Federal policy, MBA programs, sexual misconduct, income share

10.14.19
State of higher ed, low-income & first-gen, activism, civil discourse

10.13.19
The Weekly Scan

10.11.19
Growing enrollment, free speech, opioid funds, educating prisoners

10.10.19
Reshaping education, hazing, transfer students, dual enrollment

10.09.19
Philanthropy, graduate education, libraries, conflict of interest

10.08.19
Mergers, Yale-NUS course, testing, campaign pledges

10.07.19
Strategy, financial aid, presidential searches, immigration

10.06.19
The Weekly Scan

10.04.19
Leadership voices, endowments, athlete pay, sustainability

10.03.19
Enrollment, mental health, Harvard ruling, middle class

10.02.19
Affirmative action, performers & speech, activism, community colleges

10.01.19
Paying athletes, HBCUs, academic parents, skills gap

September, 2019

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

09.29.19
The Weekly Scan

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

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

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

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

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

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