Southeastern Institute Charlotte ribbon cutting draws state and federal officials to new 32,000 square-foot campus
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Southeastern Institute hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its newest campus in Charlotte, N.C. More than 150 guests were in attendance to witness the big moment, including Charlotte area state and local government officials and businesses.
ALIBI and Full Sail University collaborate – University Business
ALIBI Music Library (“ALIBI”) and Full Sail University (“Full Sail”) are collaborating to bring students high-quality music and sound effects that will enrich their coursework throughout various programs within the university’s Visual Arts and Audio Arts Bachelor’s degrees.
Education Politics and Policy
Teachers union sues Betsy DeVos for rescinding career training regulation – The Washington Post
The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country’s biggest teachers unions, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday, alleging her agency took unlawful shortcuts when repealing restrictions on the debt students amass in career-training programs.
Financial Aid/Student Loans Issues
Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All – NPR
Over the years, a myth has taken hold that you can’t get student debt reduced or wiped out through bankruptcy. But many bankruptcy judges and legal scholars say that’s wrong. And bankruptcy can be a way to get help.
Running without state approval, Lambda School shows challenge of regulating new entities – Education Dive
The agency that oversees private education in California says the popular coding academy has not properly registered and told it to stop operating.
U. of Michigan Provost Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct – The Chronicle of Higher Education
An internal investigation began on Friday into accusations against Martin A. Philbert, Michigan’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. University officials received “several” accusations of sexual misconduct late last week.
Top Public and Private Colleges in the West – WSJ
The University of California, Los Angeles is one of six schools in the University of California system among the top 10 public schools in the West, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
Did Trump Save HBCUs? – Inside Higher Ed
The president’s brief comment appeared to refer to bipartisan legislation, dubbed the FUTURE Act, that the U.S. Congress passed in December. The legislation made permanent $255 million in annual STEM funding for minority-serving colleges, including roughly $85 million specifically allocated to HBCUs.