The Scan Archives

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August, 2020

July, 2020

07.31.20
Budget & pay cuts, mergers, HBCUs, fall move-in

07.30.20
Leadership searches, foreign ties, employee fears, housing

07.29.20
Philanthropy, COVID chaos, immigration, heading outside

07.28.20
Federal stimulus, changing plans, Greek life, college towns

07.27.20
Quarantines, transfer, disparities, interesting approaches

07.26.20
The Weekly Scan

07.24.20
Enrollment, business schools, COVID & exams, higher ed innovation

07.23.20
Ethnic studies, international students, athletes & activism, town & gown

07.22.20
Reopening woes, tuition discounts, federal aid, student housing

07.21.20
Leadership voices, COVID testing, foreign ties, combating racism

07.20.20
Financial pressures, changing plans, immigration, liability

07.19.20
The Weekly Scan

07.17.20
Presidential pay, activism, fundraising, reopening schools

07.16.20
Transitions, financial aid, free speech, women scholars

07.15.20
International students, conduct pledges, divestment, upskilling

07.14.20
Value, access to care, Greek life, interesting approaches

07.13.20
Leadership voices, visa battles, COVID testing, biased algorithms

07.12.20
The Weekly Scan

07.10.20
Financial pressures, international students, federal aid, working parents

07.09.20
Visa backlash, athletics, student experience, reopening schools

07.08.20
International students, tuition, sports cancellations, activism

07.07.20
Partially back, immigration, renaming, workforce skills

07.06.20
New presidents, changing plans, research integrity, student voices

07.02.20
Reopening guidance, student behavior, policing, MBA programs

07.01.20
Leadership voices, reopening concerns, naming, partnerships

June, 2020

06.30.20
Enrollment, reopening safely, mental health, artificial intelligence

06.29.20
Value, reckoning with history, community colleges, student surveys

06.28.20
The Weekly Scan

06.26.20
Tuition, racist speech, foreign influence, interesting approaches

06.25.20
Reopening plans, local economy, Title IX, women scholars

06.24.20
COVID cost, racist email, vulnerable students, residence halls

06.23.20
Leadership voices, immigration, removing names, football & COVID

06.22.20
New presidents, Confederate memorials, labor unions, reopening schools

06.21.20
The Weekly Scan

06.19.20
Leadership voices, DACA ruling, financial aid, actions on race

06.18.20
Enrollment, fundraising, activist athletes, face coverings

06.17.20
Reopening guides, student behavior, policing, open access

06.16.20
LGBTQ rights, racial equity, affirmative action, admissions testing

06.15.20
Presidential searches, endowments, removing names, Dreamers

06.14.20
The Weekly Scan

06.12.20
Faculty concerns, activism, policing, canceled speech, rankings

06.11.20
Philanthropy, race in the academy, HBCUs, cutting sports

06.10.20
Financial peril, speech, Chinese students, online education

06.09.20
Value, reopening K-12 schools, Confederate memorials, taking action

06.08.20
Restructuring, defunding police, research integrity, athletics and COVID

06.07.20
The Weekly Scan

06.06.20
Spotlight on Fall

06.05.20
Enrollment, speech and climate, cybersecurity, workforce skills

06.04.20
New presidents, police protests, campus initiatives, humanities & COVID

06.03.20
Strategy, faculty & COVID-19, admissions testing, business schools

06.02.20
Racism & policing, affirmative action, restarting research, gap year

06.01.20
Nationwide protests, leadership voices, Generation COVID

May, 2020

05.31.20
The Weekly Scan

05.29.20
FAFSA, police protests, cutting sports, leadership lessons

05.28.20
Planning for fall, international students, liability, research funding

05.27.20
Value, admissions scandal, mental health, rankings

05.26.20
Leadership voices, online learning, testing & tracing, fossil fuels

05.24.20
The Weekly Scan

05.22.20
Planning for fall, admissions testing, international education, recruitment

05.21.20
Tuition, reopening schools, public funding, transfer students

05.20.20
Student surveys, housing, college football, travel restriction

05.19.20
Fall scenarios, espionage, community colleges, Generation C

05.18.20
Federal relief, gap year, Advanced Placement, college towns

05.17.20
The Weekly Scan

05.15.20
Leadership voices, campus life, grad education, future of higher ed

05.14.20
Fundraising, financial pressures, abuse cases, Dreamers

05.13.20
Fall planning, COVID-19 testing, research labs, child care

05.12.20
Leadership voices, mental health, job market, contact tracers

05.11.20
Business model, teaching online, surveillance, jobs & education

05.10.20
The Weekly Scan

05.08.20
Strategy, fall enrollment, defending science, return of sports

05.07.20
Federal relief, Title IX, contingent faculty, indigenous land

05.06.20
Leadership voices, fall scenarios, grad students, commencement

05.05.20
Publics, legal risk, reopening schools, COVID-19 research

05.04.20
Tuition refunds, student renters, Epstein ties, internships

05.03.20
The Weekly Scan

05.01.20
Fall enrollment, China & COVID-19, admissions testing, town & gown

April, 2020

04.30.20
New presidents, athlete compensation, sexual abuse, free college

04.29.20
How it’s going, enrollment, academic calendar, insurance

04.28.20
Reopening campus, recruitment, activism, federal funding

04.27.20
Leadership voices, financial crisis, fall enrollment, virtual commencement

04.26.20
The Weekly Scan

04.24.20
Strategy, gap year, cutting sports, sparking change

04.23.20
Tuition adjustments & lawsuits, stimulus givebacks, forecasting 

04.22.20
Stimulus funding, Harvard, public higher ed, sustainability

04.21.20
Planning for fall, immigration, student assistance, creative coping

04.20.20
Cost cutting, fundraising, flouting orders, study abroad

04.19.20
The Weekly Scan

04.17.20
Leadership voices, Dreamers, online events, coronavirus reflections

04.16.20
Reopening America, testing, financial aid, open science

04.15.20
Enrollment, tuition freezes, executive pay cuts, stuck on campus

04.14.20
Planning for fall, Asian Americans, COVID courses, football

04.13.20
Filling the void, financial planning, job market, supporting students

04.10.20
Federal aid, demanding refunds, faculty jobs, business boost

04.09.20
Retention, canceled internships, research progress, more surveys

04.08.20
New leaders, financial pressures, grad students, health professions

04.07.20
Leadership voices, access restrictions, teaching online, COVID-19 research

04.06.20
Admissions recruitment, refunds, zooming, pitching in

04.05.20
The Weekly Scan

04.03.20
Economic outlook, assistance funds, town & gown, pitching in

04.02.20
Admissions requirements, admissions scandals, defying travel bans, COVID-19 updates

04.01.20
Summer and fall, financial and research impacts, science to the rescue

March, 2020

03.31.20
Federal funding, Zoom problems, athletics, student voices

03.30.20
Survey data, COVID-19 updates, grading, residence halls

03.29.20
The Weekly Scan

03.27.20
Leadership voices, international students, staff, planning

03.26.20
Stimulus bill, activism watch, medical students, resources

03.25.20
Prospective students, coronavirus updates, vulnerable groups, virus researchers

03.24.20
Coronavirus updates, graduation, xenophobia and racism, mental health

03.23.20
Enrollment impact, coronavirus updates, refunds, leadership searches

03.22.20
The Weekly Scan

03.20.20
Admissions impact, coronavirus updates, accreditation policy, future of online education

03.19.20
Coronavirus scientists, coronavirus updates, crisis communications, student voices

03.18.20
Online experiences, financial impact, coronavirus updates, spring break

03.17.20
Leadership voices, COVID-19 updates, impact on staff, rankings

03.16.20
COVID-19 update, coronavirus and science, admissions, free college

03.15.20
The Weekly Scan

03.13.20
Leadership voices, misconduct at Michigan, coronavirus, online in a hurry

03.12.20
Coronavirus updates, vulnerable students, sporting events, working remotely

03.11.20
Small colleges, coronavirus updates, affordable housing, veterans

03.10.20
Strategy, coronavirus & enrollment, business schools, climate activism

03.09.20
Coronavirus Developments

03.08.20
The Weekly Scan

03.06.20
Appointments, college cost, adjuncts, coronavirus science

03.05.20
Leadership voices, federal funding, international enrollment, LatinX

03.04.20
Turnaround efforts, reckoning with history, student debt, textbooks

03.03.20
College presidents, partnerships, COVID-19 update, science in DC

03.02.20
Campaigns, mishandling assaults, graduate student unions, majors

03.01.20
The Weekly Scan

February, 2020

02.28.20
Mergers, coronavirus, online education, international students

02.27.20
Philanthropy, affirmative action, basic needs, the aging faculty

02.26.20
Town & gown, enrollment, four-year degrees, career preparation

02.25.20
College alternatives, foreign ties, coronavirus, women in science

02.24.20
Future of higher ed, legacy admissions, on strike, sustainability

02.23.20
The Weekly Scan

02.21.20
Leadership voices, free tuition, politics on campus, rankings

02.20.20
LGBTQ, doctors and abuse, student discipline, publishing research

02.19.20
Campaign platforms, low-income, international students, brain gain

02.18.20
Outcomes, relationship policies, student debt, foster youth

02.17.20
Strategy, coronavirus, students & police, state roundup

02.16.20
The Weekly Scan

02.14.20
New presidents, divestment, reporting misconduct, science storytelling

02.13.20
Confederate monuments, foreign funding, tax policy, homelessness

02.12.20
Leadership voices, campus climate, athlete pay, employers

02.11.20
Federal budget, closures, relationship violence, graduate education

02.10.20
Boards, economic impact, international students, admissions scandal

02.09.20
The Weekly Scan

02.07.20
Outcomes, Chinese funding, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship

02.06.20
Philanthropy, revamped programs, faculty diversity, activism

02.05.20
Competing for students, transfers, MBA & STEM, students & politics

02.04.20
Appointments, mega-gifts, standardized testing, dual enrollment

02.03.20
Leadership voices, travel bans, mergers, candidates on campus

02.02.20
The Weekly Scan

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