Science at a beauty pageant, social media-savvy students, and ever-present budget challenges: higher education news has got all bases covered when it comes to unique developments.

If you’re paying attention to the higher education news headlines, you know institutions are experiencing the highs and lows of modern-day education. Some are leveraging the media savvy of students, and others are trying to determine how to deal with pressing funding issues while still giving students a top-notch education that prepares them for workplace success.

We’ve gathered some of the most interesting headlines to give you a quick and easy catch-up on all things higher ed. Read on to learn what’s new in higher education.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura