Unless you have been hiding under a rock (some might not blame you) or living on the moon, you’ll be well aware that Donald Trump is to become the 45th president of the United States. There were differing opinions across the US, with some campuses up in arms (Inside Higher Ed, November 10). Others welcomed the news and see this as an opportunity for HE both in the States and abroad.
The Australian (10 November) is hopeful that this will make studying in their institutions more appealing to Latin American and Muslim students over the US or UK.
There are some at home in the US who are looking at the positives, such as Ryan Craig writing in Forbes (9 November). He believes that Trump’s administration could mark the rebalancing of the HE system in the US where students who enrol will be more likely to graduate with valued degrees across a range of areas.
With the news that President-Elect Trump has settled the fraud suits (for $25million) brought against him by students of the Trump University, there appeared to be relief on both sides that this legal proceeding is now over (BBC.co.uk, 19 November).