Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 25, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
A Governor Goes to College
Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn, Future U Podcast
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In this podcast, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels talks about the innovations he’s brought to Purdue since arriving there in 2013. The former Indiana governor also reflects on what he’s learned about his journey from elected official to college administrator.

Jamie Merisotis
How to Make Room for 100,000 More College Students in California Without Major Construction
Larry Gordon, EdSource
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To make room for 100,000 students who otherwise could get squeezed out of higher education, California’s public colleges and universities need to graduate students faster, operate more on weekends and summers, and share facilities and degree programs, according to a new report from the College Futures Foundation.

Jamie Merisotis
How Colleges Can Best Support First-Gen Students
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
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First-generation students face multiple barriers on their path to and through college. On this episode of EdSurge Live, two national higher education experts offer insight on what colleges can be doing to better support first-generation students. 

Jamie Merisotis
Google-Funded Program Connects Michigan Prison Inmates to Coding Skills
Marie Weidmayer, MLive
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Incarcerated individuals in Michigan are getting a second chance to better their futures thanks to a partnership between The Last Mile prison rehabilitation program and Google.

For six hours, five days a week, 19 inmates at Jackson’s Parnall Correctional Facility are learning computer coding and front-end web development through the effort. Using a $2 million grant from Google, it is The Last Mile’s seventeenth classroom program in its fifth state. 

Using Technology to Close the Autism Job Gap
Ellen Rosen, The New York Times
Blog: Educational Opportunity in the Age of Disruption
Peter Smith, Rethinking Higher Education
College Tuition Increases Put Diversity in Higher Education at Risk, Report Says
Joelle Fredman, National Association of Student Financial Administrators
Video: Facing Food Insecurity
Community College Daily
Partnership to Bring JROTC Students More Computer Science Courses
Meg Hamel and Wade Tyler Millward, EdSurge
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