"Students from high-income families are considerably more likely than students from low-income families to earn a college degree...dependent students from families in the highest income quartile are now eight times more likely than dependent students from families in the lowest income quartile to earn a bachelor's degree by age 24." Read more of today's blog by Dr. Laura Perna in The Hill. 
The New York Times, February 4, 2015: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna notes college preparation advantage for wealthier families. 
On Monday, January 26, 2015, the Governor-General of Australia named PennAHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby to the Honours List as a Member of the Order [of Australia] AM "for significant service to international education through global reform initiatives, and the philanthropic organizations."
Las Vegas, Nevada (January 27, 2015) – The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is pleased to announce it has received a $24,998 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation. These funds will support research and collaborations at the 2015 ASHE Conference. Dr. Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and President of ASHE, is the Primary Investigator for the grant project. Dr. Kim Nehls, Executive Director of ASHE, serves as co-PI.
The most recent AHEAD poll provides insight into what higher education leaders are thinking with regard to intercollegiate athletics. Most—though not all—higher education leaders believe that intercollegiate athletics are an important component of higher education. Some leaders, however, articulate concerns.
Inside Higher Ed, December 3, 2014: Reactions to the Inaugural Leading Academic Change Summit      
NASFAA. November 13, 2015: Panel Discusses Simplification, Accountability As HEA Reauthorization Looms.
Education Week, October 28, 2014: State Initiatives Widen Reach of ACT, SAT Tests
The results of our third poll provide insight into the enrollment-related concerns of higher education institutions. In the fall of 2014, first-time, full-time undergraduate enrollment exceeded expectations at some institutions but fell below targeted levels at a noteworthy share of colleges and universities.