Paying Student Athletes for Use of their Name, Image and Likeness

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.) The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Reauthorization on Tuesday, June 15 at 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Comm...

E Pluribus Unum: Some Facts and Figures from the NEJHE Beat

Women as a percentage of medical school students nationwide in 1978: 24% The New England Journal of Medicine In 2019: 51% The New England Journal of Medicine Black males as a percentage of medical students nationwide in 1978: 3.1% The New England Journal of Medicine In 2019: 2.9% The New England Journal of Medicine Percentage of graduating medical students in who reported perceivin...

New Tufts Public Safety Director Pursues Key Priority: Antiracism

Comings and Goings ... Tufts University appointed special sheriff and superintendent of the Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Sheriff's Department Yolanda Smith to be its next executive director of public safety, which includes the role of chief of the Tufts University Police Department. One of her priorities will be to follow the recommendations of a Working Group on Campus Safety and Pol...

White House Would Reinvest Billions in Education

DC Shuttle ... President Releases Budget with Increased Education Funding. The U.S. Education Department would see an increase as part of the proposed budget the White House released Friday, which also proposes billions of dollars in new programs for school infrastructure and technical education. The department would receive a 40% increase in fiscal 2022 over the current fiscal year, the larges...

In the Interim: UConn, NVU, RISD, NMEF Name Transitional Presidents

Comings and Goings ... The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees appointed UConn Health CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi as interim president, the first person of color to hold the position in the history of the university. Agwunobi’s appointment follows the resignation of current University of Connecticut President Thomas C. Katsouleas, who will step down June 30 but plans to stay on as a p...

Colleges Worry Legislation to Reduce Foreign Influence Would Hurt International Recruitment

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest The U.S. House House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. New Reporting Requirements Become...

University of Connecticut, American International College Leaders to Retire

Comings and Goings ... University of Connecticut President Tom Katsouleas told the university’s trustees that he will step down as president, effective June 30, less than two years after taking the job. He plans to remain at UConn as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The  trustees said in an email to students and staff that an interim pr...

U.S. Policymakers Open Key Release Valves Freeing Ed Dollars

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest The U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a heading on Students Experiencing Homelessness and Children in Foster Care on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the Healthcare Workforce on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. with live...

Cheng Named New Leader of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents appointed Terrence Cheng to be president of the system, which serves more than 72,000 students at Connecticut's 12 community colleges, four regional universities and Charter Oak State College. Currently director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus and an English professor, Cheng w...

Mary Grant Named to Lead MassArt, as New England Higher Ed Sees a New Season of Presidential Turnover

Comings and Goings ... The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education named Mary K. Grant as the next president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Grant’s three decades of public higher education leadership include serving as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Most recently, as senior admi...