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Headlines for Oct. 30, 2019

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 30 2019

Maclean’s
Students are lonelier than ever

Loneliness is a silent resident on post-secondary campuses. Why aren’t we talking about it?

iPolitics
University of Saskatchewan, Universities Canada most active on federal lobbying circuit in September

The University of Saskatchewan and the national advocacy body for universities were the most active organizations on the federal lobbying circuit last month, according to figures from the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.

Inside Higher Education
Online Grows in Canada While Traditional Enrollments Stagnate

Online course enrollments in Canadian postsecondary institutions grew by about 10 percent in 2019, while the total enrollment numbers at those institutions stayed flat, according to data from the Canadian National Survey of Online and Digital Learning published last week by the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association.

Globe and Mail
Growing number of U.S. employers helping workers pay off student loans

Americans collectively owe nearly US$1.5-trillion in student loans – more than twice the total a decade ago.

CBC
Government to unveil new regulations for post-secondary sexual violence legislation

The standing committee on education and economic growth learned more about the next steps for government’s legislation that would guide sexual violence policies at public post-secondary institutions’ on P.E.I.

Cape Breton Post
St. F.X. research centre’s supercomputer uses global data to predict local effects of climate crisis

With climate change knocking on our door, governments, insurance companies, town planners, homeowners and wide swath of other interest groups are all grappling with planning for extremes.

North Bay Nugget
Student union ‘scales back’ in wake of funding changes

The Nipissing University Student Union has had to “scale back” on some of the services it offers because of a provincial decision to let students opt out of paying for some services that had in the past been mandatory.

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