Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
August 31, 2017
Why College Professors Are Offering to Help Students Get Food and Shelter
Jillian Berman, MarketWatch
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Professors across the country are welcoming millions of students to class and handing out materials students will have to study to pass. But this year, a growing number of professors are including some other things they hope will help students succeed: information for students who are struggling to find housing or food.

Some Cash-Strapped Private Colleges Cut Programs, Sell Assets
Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal
Facing deficits, some small colleges are putting buildings on the market, trimming programs or even agreeing to merge, as more parents push back on high tuition and question the job prospects of liberal-arts curricula.
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2017
Robert Kelchen, Washington Monthly
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Washington Monthly offers its annual take on colleges and universities that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Scholar: Graduate Research Internships a Resource to Fill STEM Workforce Gap
Erick Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Expanding opportunities for more students to take advantage of graduate research internships might address future workforce needs in the U.S. and alleviate some of the pressure that faculty face to supplement their rigorous research training with the teaching of, and exposure to, technical and professional career skills and opportunities.
Trends in Nursing Education
Community College Daily
Building Alliances and Career Pathways
Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)
Opinion: Free Community College in Baltimore: a Good Start, But Not Enough
Regina T. Boyce and Owen Silverman Andrews, The Baltimore Sun
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil?
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce