The Scan Archives

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June, 2021

May, 2021

05.28.21
Leadership voices, community colleges, out-of-state, student parents

05.27.21
Admissions, restoring cuts, bachelor’s degrees, graduation gifts

05.26.21
Value, Nikole Hannah-Jones, vaccinations, work from home

05.25.21
Carbon neutrality, executive compensation, state funding, HBCUs

05.24.21
Philanthropy, Title IX, graduation protests, job market

05.23.21
The Weekly Scan

05.21.21
Transitions, cutting sports, anti-Asian hate, defending science

05.20.21
Tuition & Fees, federal funding, academic freedom, reskilling

05.19.21
Strategy, foreign ties, free college, adult students

05.18.21
Financial outlook, campus climate, MOVE bombing, humanities

05.17.21
Admissions testing, international students, Greek life, studying COVID

05.16.21
The Weekly Scan

05.14.21
Tuition refunds, Calbright woes, vaccine incentives, economic impact

05.13.21
STEM diversity, economic mobility, sexual misconduct, hunger

05.12.21
Federal aid, admissions, student discipline, minimum wage

05.11.21
New presidents, births & enrollment, vaccinations, entrepreneurship

05.10.21
Rankings, paying athletes, reckoning with history, future of work

05.09.21
The Weekly Scan

05.07.21
Presidential searches, mental health, inclusion efforts, preschool

05.06.21
Leadership voices, student debt, abuse settlements, online harassment

05.05.21
Strategy, critical race theory, campus climate, financial aid

05.04.21
Future of higher ed, admissions, student unions, free college

05.03.21
Fundraising, civic engagement, public mergers, job market

05.02.21
The Weekly Scan

April, 2021

04.30.21
Free speech, admissions testing, Biden appointees, STEM diversity

04.29.21
Biden ‘Families Plan,’ enrollment, Asian Americans, higher ed jobs

04.28.21
International students, graduate education, lab shortages, graduation

04.27.21
Four-year degrees, federal budget, online education, policing

04.26.21
Strategy, Chinese influence, mandating vaccines, rankings

04.25.21
The Weekly Scan

04.23.21
Leadership voices, free college, innovation, planning for fall

04.22.21
Leadership advice, Biden agenda, tenure battles, sustainability

04.21.21
Chauvin verdict, fossil fuel divestment, Title IX, saving classics

04.20.21
Presidential searches, academic freedom, low-income, honoring history

04.19.21
Tuition freezes, minority enrollment, cheating, study abroad

04.18.21
The Weekly Scan

04.16.21
Leadership voices, cybersecurity, grieving cutbacks, economics

04.15.21
Fundraising, vaccinations, public higher ed, educating prisoners

04.14.21
Academic programs, faculty compensation, STEM diversity, surveys

04.13.21
Funding equity, credentials, transcript holds, transgender athletes

04.12.21
Biden budget, graduate education, politics on campus, combating hate

04.11.21
The Weekly Scan

04.09.21
Leadership voices, tenure, student debt, town & gown

04.08.21
Strategy, elite admissions, vaccine mandates, women in the academy

04.07.21
Restoring science, Title IX review, Hispanic serving, job market

04.06.21
New presidents, international students, anti-Asian racism, science in COVID

04.05.21
Admissions, board controversies, women athletes, equity efforts

04.02.21
Fundraising, community colleges, academic jobs, COVID surge

04.01.21
Leadership voices, infrastructure, LGBTQ students, partnerships

March, 2021

03.31.21
Strategy, athletics reform, health professions, vaccinating students

03.30.21
Closures, science funding, defrauded students, rankings

03.29.21
Compensation, naming, faculty speech, downtown campuses

03.28.21
The Weekly Scan

03.26.21
Leadership voices, doctor abuse, Asian Americans, combating COVID

03.25.21
Philanthropy, HBCUs, recruiting creativity, the next pandemic

03.24.21
Elites, pandemic burnout, reckoning with history, student surveys

03.23.21
Strategy, state funding, cybersecurity, completion & debt

03.22.21
Future of higher ed, athlete activism, student debt, business schools

03.21.21
The Weekly Scan

03.19.21
Value of college, Dreamers, hazing, economic development

03.18.21
Transitions, anti-Asian violence, transgender athletes, admissions

03.17.21
Leadership voices, LSU fallout, spring break, open access

03.16.21
Small colleges, racist speech, international students, for-profits

03.15.21
Fall planning, tuition refunds, labor unions, March Madness

03.14.21
The Weekly Scan

03.12.21
Spring enrollment, women in STEM, diversity training, activism

03.11.21
COVID relief bill, admissions, Chinese funding, student privacy

03.10.21
Online education, reckoning with history, divestment, fundraising

03.09.21
Strategy, faculty speech, campus policing, adult completers

03.08.21
Women in academe, Title IX overhaul, hazing deaths, rankings

03.07.21
The Weekly Scan

03.05.21
Presidential searches, free college, closures, mental health

03.04.21
Leadership voices, caregiving, reckoning with history, understanding students

03.03.21
Mergers, international students, affirmative action, combating COVID

03.02.21
Civics education, $150M, Cardona, financial aid, trust in science

03.01.21
Transitions, federal budget, campus climate, commencement

February, 2021

02.28.21
The Weekly Scan

02.26.21
Fall plans, giving for equity, adult returners, LGBTQ rights

02.25.21
Business model, naming, China fears, medical schools

02.24.21
Strategy, inclusion efforts, Capitol aftermath, town & gown

02.23.21
Leadership voices, endowments, adjunct faculty, majors

02.22.21
Admissions equity, program cuts, apprenticeships, philanthropy

02.21.21
The Weekly Scan

02.19.21
Future of higher ed, state funding, free speech, student debt

02.18.21
Strategy, activism watch, parenting in COVID, diversity plans

02.17.21
Leadership voices, crisis response, savings sports, teaching online

02.16.21
Tuition resets, Biden administration, international students, mental health

02.15.21
Small colleges, minimum wage, anti-racism, vaccinations

02.14.21
The Weekly Scan

02.12.21
Strategy, Chinese ties, academic calendar, economic impact

02.11.21
Future of higher ed, tenure, adult students, combating COVID

02.10.21
Leadership voices, finances, fan celebrations, rural students

02.09.21
Biden administration, philanthropy, at-risk students, careers

02.08.21
New presidents, workforce cuts, reckoning with history, global

02.07.21
The Weekly Scan

02.05.21
Mergers, free speech, sexual harassment, partnerships

02.04.21
Affirmative action, financial outlook, STEM diversity, graduation

02.03.21
Education Secretary, completion, online proctoring, veterans

02.02.21
Tuition, international students, athlete safety, research amid COVID

02.01.21
Innovation, admissions equity, dismissal policies, combating COVID

January, 2021

01.31.21
The Weekly Scan

01.29.21
Record gifts, athletics revenue, policing, politics on campus

01.28.21
Leadership voices, financial woes, vaccinations, rankings

01.27.21
Philanthropy, foreign ties, regional campuses, COVIC & research

01.26.21
Enrollment, fossil fuels, faculty & staff, health professions

01.25.21
Free college, financial aid, graduate education, outbreaks

01.24.21
The Weekly Scan

01.22.21
Strategy, federal relief, COVID vaccinations, skills gap

01.21.21
Biden actions, testing, COVID variants, liberal education

01.20.21
Value, Biden administration, community colleges, partnerships

01.19.21
Immigration policy, research espionage, testing, career paths

01.18.21
Science in DC, activism, faculty diversity, reckoning with history

01.17.21
The Weekly Scan

01.15.21
Leadership voices, federal relief, enrollment, giving for equity

01.14.21
Higher ed policy, haves and have-nots, mental health, repairing democracy

01.13.21
Online education, free speech, athlete activism, COVID lessons

01.12.21
COVID spring, debt relief, health professions, vaccinations

01.11.21
Strategy, Capitol aftermath, paying athletes, COVID mutations

01.10.21
The Weekly Scan

01.08.21
Leadership voices, cybersecurity, campus life, combating hate

01.07.21
Special Edition: Defending Democracy

01.06.21
Spring adjustments, federal funding, foreign influence, philanthropy

01.05.21
Tuition, cheating, graduate education, transfer students

01.04.21
Education Secretary, financial aid, vaccine decisions, completion

December, 2020

November, 2020

October, 2020

10.30.20
Managing break, international students, sustainability, defending science

10.29.20
Leadership voices, affirmative action, free college, outdoor classrooms

10.28.20
Election impact, combating racism, community colleges, rankings

10.27.20
Financial pressures, naming, twindemic, Latinx students

10.26.20
Tuition discounts, ‘Eyes of Texas,’ COVID testing, humanities

10.25.20
The Weekly Scan

10.23.20
Elite admissions, visa crackdowns, privacy, apprenticeships

10.22.20
Leadership voices, federal aid, COVID outbreaks, voting

10.21.20
Fundraising, foreign gifts, campus climate, online education

10.20.20
Curricula, international students, Greek life, combating COVID

10.19.20
Future of higher ed, budget cuts, diversity training, town & gown

10.18.20
The Weekly Scan

10.16.20
Pay equity, giving for diversity, financial aid, campus life

10.15.20
Enrollment, value, cutting sports, resident advisers

10.14.20
Planning for spring, restructuring, mental health, economic impact

10.13.20
Strategy, financial pressures, vulnerable students, rankings

10.12.20
Leadership voices, Chinese scientists, transfer students, cybersecurity

10.11.20
The Weekly Scan

10.09.20
Philanthropy, war on diversity, women faculty, combating COVID

10.08.20
Governing boards, immigration, graduate education, voting

10.07.20
Higher ed employment, free college, diversity training, Nobel Prize

10.06.20
Transitions, online education, giving for equity, trust in science

10.05.20
Leadership voices, unmasked, admissions testing, Supreme Court

10.04.20
The Weekly Scan

10.02.20
Cost & value, admissions fairness, COVID testing, socializing safely

10.01.20
Presidential election, climate change, naming, course sharing

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