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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week:
From The Wall Street Journal:
This College Degree Is Brought To You By Amazon
By John D. Stoll
As university budgets are squeezed and student debt loads rise, an era of close-knit relationships between companies and universities is getting under way. These partnerships are expected to transform curriculums and boost the job marketability of college graduates while teaching students about employers’ real-life problems. Read this article

From NPR:
What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education
By Anya Kamenetz and Elissa Nadworny
President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on taking bold actions to reform education on all levels. But what can students and institutions realistically expect from his presidency in the forms of policy and financial support in an era marked by a pandemic and a divided Senate? Read this article
From Apollo:
Museums must rethink how they use their endowments – or they'll struggle to rebuild after this crisis
By Leslie Ramos
The recent cost-cutting measures by museums amidst the pandemic has raised questions about the inflexibility of the traditional endowment culture. The perceived and real endowment spending rules must be addressed to better meet the needs of current and future economic challenges and to appeal to a new generation of donors. Read this article

Further Reading:
From Civitas Learning:
Community Insights: What Matters Most for Equity
A year-long study of more than 300 student success initiatives at 29 colleges and universities measures the effectiveness of institutional programs to promote student equity. The approaches and trends in this study could serve as community benchmarks for other institutions. Read this report

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