The Scan Archives

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October, 2020

September, 2020

09.30.20
Enrollment, battling COVID, federal relief, women faculty

09.29.20
Strategy, free speech, cybersecurity, student journalists

09.28.20
Leadership voices, Supreme Court, STEM diversity, student voting

09.27.20
The Weekly Scan

09.24.20
Fall enrollment, reopening, campus climate, athletics cutbacks

09.23.20
Leadership searches, access, understanding COVID, public higher ed

09.22.20
Engagement, financial outlook, town & gown, economic recovery

09.21.20
Leadership voices, enrollment, University of Michigan, campus life

09.20.20
The Weekly Scan

09.18.20
Combating racism, COVID outbreaks, getting it right, rankings

09.17.20
Planning for spring, admissions, vulnerable students, employment

09.16.20
Tuition, race conscious, college football, Clery reporting

09.15.20
Mergers, faculty speech, graduate education, climate funding

09.14.20
Future of higher ed, rankings, admissions testing, discipline

09.13.20
The Weekly Scan

09.11.20
Planning for spring, outbreaks, workforce skills, social media

09.10.20
Strategy, quarantines, international students, racial equity

09.09.20
Jerry Falwell, brain drain, grading, vaccination policies

09.08.20
Free expression, activism, higher ed in India, stay or go?

09.06.20
The Weekly Scan: Special Holiday Edition

09.04.20
100 million gifts, financial cutbacks, job market, academic parents

09.03.20
Success stories, labor, reckoning with history, adult students

09.02.20
Philanthropy, student behavior, safety campaigns, rankings

09.01.20
Enrollment, town & gown, economic impact, student voting

August, 2020

08.31.20
Admissions reform, managing COVID, US v. China, digital divide

08.30.20
The Weekly Scan

08.28.20
Leadership voices, research funding, scientific integrity, activism

08.27.20
Future of higher ed, disaster response, COVID testing, cutting sports

08.26.20
Ethnic studies, COVID spikes, privacy issues, online learning rules

08.25.20
Enrollment trends, cybersecurity, activism, reforming policing

08.24.20
Affirmative action, party patrol, low-income students, dining

08.23.20
The Weekly Scan

08.21.20
Leadership voices, gap year, COVID testing, regional publics

08.20.20
Financial outlook, China, free speech, reckoning with history

08.19.20
Reopening Edition

08.18.20
Fall pivot, COVID clusters, admissions testing, job market

08.17.20
Leadership transitions, tuition, international students, Title IX

08.16.20
The Weekly Scan

08.14.20
Surveys, affirmative action, mental health, teaching online

08.13.20
Leadership transitions, college football, town & gown, credentials

08.12.20
Online strategy, reopening woes, COVID tracking, campaign issues

08.11.20
Leadership voices, Black@, pushing to play, masks

08.10.20
Executive orders, enrollment, enforcement, inclusive teaching

08.09.20
The Weekly Scan

08.07.20
Stay home,’ free college, student debt, future of higher ed

08.06.20
Leadership voices, athletics, student behavior, racial equity

08.05.20
Reopening, financial peril, public higher ed, gap year

08.04.20
Surveys, leadership structure, faculty & staff, child care crisis

08.03.20
Online strategy, tuition, activism, sexual misconduct

08.02.20
The Weekly Scan

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