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July 31, 2017
Higher Education Treading Carefully With Trump Administration
Scott D. Miller, The Virginian-Pilot
As the six-month mark of the Trump administration passes, colleges and universities await understanding of what impact it will have on a number of fronts affecting campuses—from proposed cuts to student aid to possible rollback of some current regulations.
Many Struggle to Complete College Degree
Sarah Hofmann, The Herald-Dispatch 
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Every college student has to jump through hoops to get accepted, but then another challenge arises: staying there.

In West Virginia, 24.7 percent of students at public four-year institutions complete their bachelor's degree in four years and 45.6 percent manage to complete it in six years, ranking the state 44th out of 51 for college completion. This leaves more than half of students still unaccounted for after six years of college, not counting part-time students and those who have previously attended college. 

Grant Program for Students’ Childcare Imperiled
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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More than a quarter of undergraduates are parents, according to a 2014 Institute for Women’s Policy Research report. At the same time that the cost of childcare has gone up, many childcare centers on college campuses have shuttered due to funding issues, leaving parents with fewer options and higher bills.

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The Neighborhood University
The Chronicle Review
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In this special report, the Chronicle Review examines the role urban universities play—for better and worse—in their communities, new insights into the history and future of cities, and the barriers that get in the way of good research.

Opinion: Breaking Down the Purdue-Kaplan Deal
Cecil Bohanon and Bill Styring, Indianapolis Business Journal
Commentary: Race, Gender Play Role in College Graduations
Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr., The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Work Toward Stronger Jobs Future
The Detroit News (Michigan)
Opinion: College Education Benefits the Public Good
Bernie Patterson, Stevens Point Journal
A Helping Hand: Grant Program Supports Credentials in High-Demand Fields
Jessica Sabbath, Virginia Business Magazine (Virginia)
Opinion: Matching the Student and the Skill Set
Jerrilee K. Mosier, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana)
Indian River State College Breaks Down Math as Barrier to STEM Success
Monica Levitan, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (Florida)
Catch the Next Propelling Latino Students to Success
Rafael Castillo, San Antonio Express-News (Texas)
Supporting International High School Students in the College Admission Process
National Association for College Admission Counseling
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