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.
September 25, 2018
Morgan State Nourishes Students Every Way It Can
Focus Magazine
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As assistant vice president for student success and retention at Morgan State University, it is Tiffany Beth Mfume's job to understand—and help students overcome—the financial, social, and personal barriers that can impede academic progress. Mfume is a driving force behind a campus initiative that connects students to an array of services designed to address these barriers and, in turn, boost student success.

Lumina Names New York-Based Leader in Corporate Philanthropy Chauncy Lennon to Executive Team
Lumina Foundation
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Following a national search, Lumina Foundation has named workforce expert Chauncy Lennon to the newly created role of vice president for the future of learning and work.

Lennon brings a firm grasp of workforce issues to Lumina's goal of building a just, fair, and innovative system of learning that aligns with the country's current and future labor-market demands. He will lead research, draw upon outside expertise, and lend insights to help Lumina scale and spread the best ideas in postsecondary education.
Today’s Vocational Schools Bust Stereotypes, Offer Better College, Career Options
Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer 
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Vocational programs, like many features of education, have gone through multiple cycles of being in and out of favor. 

Now, Ohio's career-technical high schools are key players in closing the skills gap plaguing Northeast Ohio and the state as a whole. As high schools specifically aimed at training students in work skills, they're in position to prepare students to meet the demands of a changing economy.
In Rural Vermont, Students Are ‘Reimagining’ a College’s Future
Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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A lot of colleges talk up shared governance, but nobody does it like Marlboro College, where everyone on campus—from the janitor to the president—can propose changes and vote on them at weekly town meetings.

At Marlboro, students are full citizens of the campus community, sitting on committees that evaluate instructors, draft admissions policies, and develop curricula. 

Poverty, Perseverance and a PhD
APM Reports/The Hechinger Report
Region Has 'the Right Workforce; We Just Need to Produce More'
Dennis Seid, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Colorado College Helps Dreamers Afford Higher Education
Casey Leins, U.S. News & World Report
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