Year in review: Our top stories of 2014

From federal policy to student affairs

Miss a day? Already nostalgic for 2014? The EAB Daily Briefing has rounded up our most-read stories of 2014.

Where it all began

We launched the EAB Daily Briefing in October, and we've been excited by the response and grateful for your readership. (You're always welcome to share feedback.) Read our welcome letter from Scott Fassbach, EAB's Chief Research Officer:

How the year's biggest news stories touched higher ed

In EAB Daily Briefing's short history, we've worked to put breaking news in context and explain how they would affect the higher ed industry. These three stories were among the most-read this fall and winter.

Industry regulation in flux

This year's landmark policy and regulation updates, reflecting a new focus on access and outcomes, has sparked interest in ways to assess and categorize institutions of higher education.

How colleges improve student lives

Of course, the goal of higher education is not just to instruct students—it's also to prepare them for a lifetime of success. Some of our most popular articles this year demonstrated the impact that colleges have on their students.

The 21st century campus

Today's colleges face a range of unique challenges and opportunities emerging from economic, demographic, and technological trends. Readers were drawn to stories that explained these challenges and profiled institutions tackling them—and succeeding.


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