We learn the great term “new collar jobs” and cover topics ranging from Chinese spies to Catholic excellence in basketball!
In today’s news, the liberal arts continue to fall out of favor, more states report good employment news, and a trend arises in the for-profit education industry. Plus, we learn of the Dawn of the Xennial!
The jobs report provides another sign of a strong economy, but we nevertheless wonder about the significance of a couple of small-college canaries within the higher ed coalmine. Also: where does your state rank in the list of “Best States for Higher Education?”
Today’s news can only lead to the conclusion that it’s an especially good time to be college-aged: opportunities for free and/or remote education abound. And for those who seek the “Not Degree” route, unemployment figures continue to set record lows. If that’s not enough, you also have access to lots of “Grocerants!”
We’re excited to hear about an actual DECREASE in tuition at one college, but we’re also concerned about scary predictions for schools in Pennsylvania. Plus, we learn about the benefits of classroom breaks for mindfulness meditation, and why Gen Z craves “unicorn hot chocolate.”
Can ASU’s innovations inspire changes at schools across the nation? In his provocative speech to governors, President Michael Crow challenged the mindset that “only a lowlife scum university would be so foolish as to divert the energy of its elite faculty to educating college dropouts working at Starbucks.”
Tech wonks continue to promote bots and AI in higher ed, while students wrestle with the more practical concern of textbook prices. Meanwhile, in case your social media isn’t fake enough, you can now follow 100% fake influencers like “Lil Miquela.” And: how much would YOU pay to get into the ivy league?
The jobs report is good, but the feds are about to start losing money on student loans. Pueblo Community College gets well-deserved praise, while Greek life comes under fire in multiple states. Plus, we learn who’s likely to win in a PhD vs. robot challenge!
A proposed bill in New Mexico requires high school juniors to submit proof of their plans to apply to college, begin an internship, or join the military.
Can a state reduce the costs of education while simultaneously expanding and subsidizing its demand? Virginia’s plan to become the “Best Educated State by 2030” implicitly raises this question.