Higher Ed Headlines: Friday, September 14

We started the week off with our annual Presidents’ Retreat on Sunday and Monday at Berea College‘s historic Boone Tavern, where we honored retiring Kentucky State Senator Ken Winters for his distinguished service to private colleges (and to all of education in Kentucky). Monday our presidents heard from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday, Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King, Benedictine University (IL) president William Carroll, and Dr. Diane Dean, coauthor of a new book about today’s traditional college students, Generation on a Tightrope.

And that was just the start of a busy week. But we’ve still assembled a few of this week’s news stories for your reading pleasure. Remember, follow us on Twitter and check in here on the site periodically to keep up with what we’re reading throughout the week.

There have been several articles this week dealing with private college financial models.

Concordia U. Saint Paul Will Slash Tuition by One-Third (The Chronicle of Higher Education – subscription required)

Saint Benedict Sees Revenue Grow While Shrinking Enrollment (InsideHigherEd.com)

MOOC’s Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody’s Report Says (Chronicle of Higher Education)

We picked up just a few Kentucky stories this week.

Kentucky Latino population lagging in college degrees (Courier-Journal.com)

Tom Eblen: Centre College students are proud of their ‘civility pledge’ (Kentucky.com)

Berea College using the sun to compact trash (Richmond Register)

As always, let us know if there’s something we’ve missed — especially if it involves one of our member campuses.