Daily Bread for 10.22.22: Report Shows College Enrollment Down Across Wisconsin

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 77. Sunrise is 7:17 AM and sunset 6:00 PM for 10h 42m 54s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 9.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

 Today at 8 AM, the Whitewater Common Council meets in closed session to conduct interviews of city manager candidates. 

On this day in 1979, a bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.

Rich Kremer reports College enrollment across Wisconsin down 3 percent, according to new report (‘National Student Clearinghouse Research Center data shows enrollment declines have slowed but not rebounded since start of pandemic): 

Overall enrollment across Wisconsin colleges and universities fell around 3 percent this fall, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Researchers say national enrollment declines have slowed to pre-pandemic, but they were surprised by the lack of a rebound.

The “Stay Informed” report from the Clearinghouse found fall enrollment across all public and private colleges in Wisconsin as of Sept. 29 was down 3.1 percent from the same time last year. While still a negative, this year’s decline was less than the 4.1 percent drop in fall 2021.

Since 2020, college enrollment in the state has fallen by nearly 7.8 percent. 

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Executive Research Director Doug Shapiro said colleges in the Midwestern and Northeastern saw larger drops than the rest of the nation. 

“That kind of suggests a return to pre-pandemic patterns of essentially demographic trends where we had been seeing some declines based on fewer high school graduates in the Midwest and the Northeast,” said Shapiro. 

See also 9.23.22: Preliminary Fall 2022 UW System Enrollment Figures.

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao unexpectedly led out of party congress:

The former Chinese president Hu Jintao was unexpectedly ushered out of the 20th Communist party congress during its closing ceremony. He appeared to be held tightly by his arm and urged to leave as he attempted to speak to his successor, Xi Jinping.

See also Xi Jinping Expands His Power, Elevating Loyalists, Forcing Out Moderates.

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