Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
June 15, 2020
Housing for Homeless Students
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
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A California community college and a nonprofit that assists displaced young adults are teaming up to open the state’s first housing development for students facing homelessness.

Experts say the project at Cerritos College could serve as a model for other institutions eager to address growing housing insecurities among their students.

When College Is Online, Where Do International Students Go?
Asia London Palomba, The Christian Science Monitor
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International students who study in the United States are navigating an unprecedented situation. Not only has the pandemic exacerbated existing challenges, such as securing visas, but it's also created a new set of concerns. 

Students from other countries come to the U.S. not just to study, but to take in a different culture. COVID-19 has changed the campus experience, leaving international college-goers to wonder if the expensive tuition is justified. 

A Conversation With Janet Napolitano
Shawn Hubler and Jill Cowan, The New York Times
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Janet Napolitano has been a federal prosecutor, Arizona governor, Homeland Security secretary, and pandemic point person (the H1N1 flu in 2009). Since 2013, she has served as the University of California’s president.

Now 62, Napolitano will step down Aug. 1 to teach at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She talks about her tenure, the pandemic's impact on students, and more in this interview.

Universities Plan Fall Initiatives to Address Systemic Racism and Police Brutality
Sarah Wood, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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As protests continue across the nation after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans at the hands of police officers, universities are analyzing their own biases and implementing initiatives and conversations on campus for the fall semester to address systemic racism and police brutality.

Opinion: Can U.S. Universities Make a Comeback? A Debate
Tyler Cowen and Noah Smith, Bloomberg
School Doing More Than Ever to Help Students Enter College
Damon Mitchell, The San Francisco Chronicle
For Colleges, Protests Over Racism May Put Everything On the Line
Lindsay Ellis, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Promoting Equity for Black Lives in Postsecondary Education
Rosa Garcia, The Center for Law and Social Policy
Essay: Are Campus Leaders Prepared for the Impact of the Racial Crisis?
Adrianna Kezar, Sharon Fries-Britt, and Lorelle Espinosa, Inside Higher Ed
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