Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 13, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
What the DACA Case Means to Undocumented Students, Educators
Bianca Quilantan, Politico
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Hundreds of thousands of undocumented students across the country live with the fear that they could face deportation and an end to their plans for higher education.

Anxieties and frustration are escalating on campus as students wait for a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Two students, two educators, and a college president share their personal stories.

Jamie Merisotis
The Future of Employment in an Age of Automation
James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute
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Examining the impact of innovation on the economy is no simple task. Will the rise of robots and artificial intelligence deliver a prosperous economy? And what policies should we adopt to ensure that all Americans are included in this prosperity?

Carl Benedikt Frey is an Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University. In this podcast, he discusses the impact of technological progress on the economy, past and present.

Jamie Merisotis
'Take What You Need': Fighting Student Hunger at Kellogg Community College
Elena Durnbaugh, Battle Creek Enquirer
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It's an inconspicuous shelf nestled in the corner of the Whitmore Building Lobby on the campus of Kellogg Community College. "Bruin Basket," says a sign on the wall. "Take what you need, and leave what you can." 

Between paying for tuition, books and rent, many college students have a hard time paying for affordable, nutritious groceries. As a result, many go to class hungry. The grab-and-go food snack station at Kellogg Community College is part of a project that started in June to help fight food insecurity on campus.

Jamie Merisotis
Reclaiming the Nudge
Kim Manturuk, Inside Higher Ed
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The impact of nudging—small interventions that impact behavior—has thus far been mixed. Both the FAFSA nudge and the nudge aimed at increasing college applications from low-income qualified students found no significant effects when replicated at scale. Some nudges have even backfired: A nudge intended to motivate students to study more by showing them how they compared to their peers actually caused low-performing students to study less and even drop out.

In this essay, Kim Manturuk of Duke Learning Innovation argues that the small interventions designed to influence student choices are neither panacea nor failure—but tools worthy of continuing experimentation.  

IT Apprenticeship Programs: Building the Last Mile in Tech Education
John Akkara, New England Journal of Higher Education
U.S. Supreme Court Weighs DACA’s Fate as Immigrants Rally Outside
Katherine Mangan and Danielle McLean, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Supreme Court Takes Up DACA
Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed
New Jersey Colleges That Serve Minority Students Could Lose Federal Funding
Jonathan D. Salant and Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media
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