Higher ed headlines: Friday, February 24

Lately we’ve been bad about keeping up with our weekly roundups of higher ed-related news. We’ve been focused instead on our advocacy efforts (more on those to come in a separate post). Here are some of the recent headlines worth checking out.

After a period of relative inactivity, the proposal to make the University of Pikeville a public institution had a legislative hearing and was back in the media spotlight this week.

Kentucky Tonight: University of Pikeville (KET)

Campaign to turn University of Pikeville public moves to legislature (Kentucky.com)

Key lawmaker urges Morehead State grads to oppose UPike proposal (Kentucky.com)

Stumbo seeks spending records for Morehead State officials (Bluegrass Politics)

In other AIKCU and Kentucky news:

AIKCU President Gary S. Cox appears on Kentucky Tonight episode on college costs (KET.org)

12 Central Kentucky Schools Band Together to Offer New Opportunities to All Local College Students (Business Lexington)

Legislative hallways, committee rooms become classrooms for college interns (KyForward.com)

Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton prepares Lincoln statue for Centre College (courier-journal.com)

Senate rejects casino gambling amendment (courier-journal.com)

National headlines:

Teacher prep a big focus of President’s budget (NAICU Washington Update)

What’s behind the rise of college tuition? (NPR.org)

Students From For-Profit Colleges More Likely to Be Jobless (Bloomberg News)

Liberal Learning: Only for the elite? (Washington Post, College Inc. blog)

Opinion: A Better Approach to ‘Gainful Employment’ (Inside Higher Ed)

Bachelor’s attainment tops 30% for first time (Inside Higher Ed)

New Census Data Show Minority Gains in Bachelor’s Degree Attainment (Chronicle of Higher Education)