News in Health Care
Kaiser, service employees union collaborate on $130 million training program
With a potential worker shortage looming, Kaiser Permanente and the Service Employees International Union are taking steps to grow their own.
Education Politics and Policy
Mass. Commission Adopts New Rules For College Closures – wbur
State higher education officials on Friday approved a new set of regulations that will govern how they screen colleges and universities for financial risks and potential closures.
Senate bill focuses on rural students – Community College Daily
A just-introduced bipartisan Senate bill would create a $60 million pilot program to help rural students attain their higher education goals and connect with local job opportunities.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Lessons Learned About Borrowers With Lingering Loan Debt – NASFAA
In an effort to address the growing concern for borrowers who face persistent financial hardships and difficulties repaying student loans, a report released this month sought to find lessons from borrowers who have lingering student loan debt from the 1990s or before.
Tempe tech students create augmented reality escape room – azfamily.com
A team of students at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe has created an escape room you can hold in the palm of your hand. Escape Room AR uses augmented reality technology.
Morgan State explores bringing a for-profit medical school to campus – The Washington Post
Morgan State University wants to bring a privately funded, for-profit medical school to its campus as early as 2023, an addition that would be the first new medical school at a historically black college or university in nearly 45 years, officials said.
For-profit film school turned their Hollywood dreams into student debt nightmares – Los Angeles Times
Five years later, Video Symphony, now transformed into a debt holding company, took aim at Gross. It sued him for $14,000 — the amount covering almost eight months of the program that it says Gross attended
Iowa Wesleyan reassesses new future as the determined campus and potential partner cut ties – The Gazette
A year after announcing the future of one of Iowa’s oldest higher education institutions was imminently dire, Iowa Wesleyan University has abandoned plans to save itself by partnering with a Catholic school based in Florida.
New MIT Report Details University’s Deeper Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jeffrey Epstein had a closer relationship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology than was previously public, according to a 61-page report released on Friday by the university.