June 15, 2021

College

Private colleges across America can’t pay their bills

Behind the scenes in colleges across the U.S., institutions are having trouble paying their bills.

Why it matters: There’s a reckoning coming in higher education — especially for smaller, private liberal arts schools — that’s been years in the making. In obvious ways, COVID-19 accelerated some of the trends, but college finances have been hurting for a while.

  • Pandemic-era government stimulus funds helped a slew of schools gain another year or two of financial runway.
  • Yes, but: Restructuring advisors that work with higher ed institutions as clients say there’s been an uptick in schools that are beginning to explore financial
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Private schools are the real college admissions scandal.

The Supreme Court kicked the can down the road today on the case of Students for Fair Admissions’ case against Harvard University, with an invitation to the solicitor general to write a brief expressing the view of the United States. The invitation is a delay, but the case will be considered again. SFFA attempts to argue that the nation’s most famous college discriminates against Asian Americans in the admissions process, and even though it’s lost twice in court, it’s expected that this current court, packed with conservative justices, would rule in favor of the astroturf organization dedicated to killing affirmative

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A Florida college student who gave his shoes and clothes to a homeless man on the side of an interstate goes viral on TikTok

The college student Jabari Richardson gave his belongings to a man along I-10. amburandlex
  • A bystander captured a video of Jabari Richardson helping a man in Tallahassee, Florida.

  • The video was shared to TikTok and has amassed more than 5 million views.

  • Richardson told WTXL he was in the process of moving when he spotted the man on I-10.

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A Florida college student is being praised as a good Samaritan for giving away his belongings to a homeless man along a roadside.

The student, identified as Jabari Richardson by the Tallahassee news station

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Greater Minnesota colleges look to attract students after enrollment drop amid pandemic

DULUTH – Colleges in greater Minnesota are hoping to see student enrollment rebound in the coming school year after falling during the pandemic.

The University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin-Superior were down between 4-6% in the 2020-21 school year.

Lake Superior College and St. Cloud State University were down as much as 10%. Those drops were steeper than the average 1% enrollment decline across Minnesota, according to a winter report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Many traditional students chose gap years or wanted to stay closer to home, while some

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College pitcher gets fitted for new prosthetic arm after having his stolen

Parker Hanson, a former pitcher at Augustana University in South Dakota, was was fitted for a new prosthetic arm on Friday at Shriners Children’s in Woodbury.

Parker Hanson has always made the best out of a bad situation.

He was born without a left hand, but he never let that get in the way.

“He turned into a remarkable athlete,” Dr. Robin Crandall says.

Dr. Crandall treated Parker pretty much his entire life at Shriners Children’s in Minnesota.

Over the years he has fitted Parker with several prosthetic arms.

He knew Parker was interested in baseball, but he never could

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Republican Free Speech Tourists Cancel College Students and Ban Ideas

  • Conservatives have made “free speech” on campus a part of their brand.
  • But despite the posturing, many are just coyly-disguised censorious culture warriors gleefully using the levers of power to shut down speech that offends them. 
  • Two recent cases at Stanford University showed that the right can play “cry-bully” and “hall monitor” just as well as the “snowflakes” on the left that they abhor.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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One of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the heart of politically-progressive Silicon Valley

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