Yeats wrote that "loves comes in at the eye," but Agnes Scott College is counting on the nose.
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Declining state appropriations, unstable endowment returns, a projected drop in the number of high-school graduates—there’s no shortage of grim news for higher education of late. But a new analysis from the State University of New York at Albany’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government says institutions in the Northeast may be hit harder than the rest.
More than 160 college presidents have signed an open letter that urges lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws. “We urge both our president and Congress to take action on gun control now,” reads the letter, which was released on Wednesday, less than a week after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 26 people dead. The letter notes that the college leaders involved in the campaign are also parents who hold a variety of political views.
The story, once again, is China. Thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States last fall, according to the latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education.
Despite expectations that young voters wouldn’t turn out for this year's election, they participated at nearly as high a rate as in 2008 and still supported President Obama decisively, but somewhat less so. Sixty percent of young people voted for him, compared with 66 percent four years ago.
A new kind of university has begun to emerge: Call it Star Scholar U.
American voters re-elected Barack Obama as president on Tuesday, extending the White House stay of an administration that has focused on expanding federal student aid as well as tightening regulations on colleges and universities.