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.
June 11, 2020
Coronavirus, Unemployment, DACA: A 'Dreamer' Graduates Into an Especially Uncertain World
Christine Stephenson, USA Today
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In a normal college graduation, Indira Islas would be speaking from a podium. But the world is not normal. So Islas, a "Dreamer" whose parents fled violence in Mexico, sits on her living room couch and practices her commencement speech.  

As the Supreme Court decides the fate of the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the world shelters from the coronavirus, a college graduate celebrates the rocky path she has traveled.

‘I Was Fed Up’: How #BlackInTheIvory Got Started, and What Its Founders Want to See Next
Francie Diep, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The academics who began a hashtag documenting Black scholars’ experiences with racism in their careers talk about the radical, structural change they want to see.

Fall Comes Into View
Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed
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With unrest and protests against police brutality now having spread to most major American cities, what was once the big story in higher education—the coming fall term and its implications—has faded to the background.

But in that background, things continue to move as college administrators lay out plans for the fall. Hybrid models, longer days, and shortened semesters are among the popular planning options.  

UM Global Campus President: Online Education Could Be Key to Making College Affordable
Morgan Eichensehr, Baltimore Business Journal
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Javier Miyares doesn't know if college-goers will be more inclined to stick with online learning models once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

But Miyares, president of University of Maryland Global Campus, firmly believes that online schools like his will play a bigger part in future debates around college affordability.

Five Facts About the Higher-Ed Workforce Right Now
Audrey Williams June, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blog: Learning in 2050
Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim, Learning Innovation
Six Insights That Could Make Economic Recovery More Equitable This Time
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Stark Racial Inequity of Personal Finances in America
Ron Lieber and Tara Siegel Bernard, The New York Times
Essay: COVID-19’s Disparate Impact
Daniel Hadley, Gwen Reynolds, Max Seawright, Caroline Ross, and Neah Bois, Inside Higher Ed
Commentary: Success for These Students Means Success for Iowa
Mark Wiederspan, Iowa Capital Dispatch
Preparing Women for Life After Prison
Wes Mills, Inside INdiana Business
Reflections on a Lost Senior Year With Hope for the Future
Diane Adame and Elissa Nadworny, NPR
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