Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 8, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
The New Face of Sacramento's Affordable Housing Crisis: College Students Forced to Drop Out
Tony Bizjak and Sawsan Morrar, The Sacramento Bee
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After classes at Sacramento State University, when others had gone home, Alvin Prasad would spend the night sleeping in his Honda. He couldn't afford an apartment and was too tired to drive to his parents' Modesto home. 

Faced with tuition escalation and fast-rising rents in Sacramento, more higher education students find themselves struggling to get a decent night's sleep, find permanent shelter, and put food in their stomach so they can focus enough in class to make it to graduation. Nearly 40 percent of Sacramento-area college students struggle to find affordable housing.

Jamie Merisotis
Foxconn Plans to Hire Students Full Time and Give Them Time Off to Continue Their Studies
Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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In an effort to broaden the talent pool throughout Wisconsin, Foxconn Technology Group says it will hire Wisconsin college students as full-time employees and provide them with paid time off to continue their studies.

The effort, called the Foxconn Earn and Learn Program, initially will target students at three institutions—Gateway Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Chippewa Valley Technical College. Other schools also are expected to participate.

Jamie Merisotis
‘Enlisting’ Providers to Create Stronger Paths for Military Education and Career Success
Lauren Runco, Lumina Foundation
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Service members and veterans are a rich source of talent, leadership, experience, and expertise. They’re a vital part of today’s workforce.   

At the same time, research shows that veterans often face difficulties in translating military education into credit and recognition in the civilian world. Many are forced to retrain, re-qualify, or start over because the civilian and military systems don’t speak a common language when it comes to skills. A new report offers insight on addressing this disconnect, as well as the steps needed to build better systems that help veterans obtain and develop valuable credentials beyond high school. 

Jamie Merisotis
An Elite STEM College Makes Conflict Resolution Lesson One
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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College, careers, and life generally involve conflict. So Harvey Mudd College makes resolving conflict—internal, interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup—a component of its residential life skills and, as of this year, an explicit aspect of its first-year orientation, too.

Blog: Should a College Success Course Carry Gen Ed Status?
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
Being ‘Intentional’ With Equity
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
Nevada State College Forum Examines Education Challenges
Aleksandra Appleton Las Vegas Review-Journal
New Report Explores How State Policy Impacts Access to Higher Education
Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
New Law Creates Pot of Emergency Funds in California
Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
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