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Dualling Thomas: Maine College Helps Students Earn College Credit While in High School

by MacKenzie Riley
May 31, 2016

Amy Lapierre sat on the bleachers at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, adjusting the tassel on her cap. She was surrounded by graduates who are years older than her getting...

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How Universities Can Map their Way to Smarter Risk and Cost Control

by Jane Dickerson
May 16, 2016

Demographic changes, shrinking federal and state support, a lethargic economic recovery, anemic endowment returns and increasing wariness of student loan debt comprise a perfect...

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New Pathways to Credentialing: The Digital Badge

by Philip DiSalvio
May 3, 2016

With roots going back to the 13th century, the modern system of academic degrees functions as one of the most important ways to signal mastery of knowledge. The degree serves as...

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Creating Classes … and More Bits from the NEJHE Beat

by John O. Harney
April 26, 2016

More Underrepresented Groups. Even before Americans began retreating from educational equity amid the recent backlash against "political correctness," our empathy was directed...

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Campus Free Speech Presents Both Legal and PR Challenges for Colleges

by AiVi Nguyen and Anthony Dragga
April 19, 2016

Free speech is fast becoming a hot-button issue at colleges across the country, with campus protests often mirroring those of the public-at-large on issues such as racism or tackling...

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Plowman’s Lunch in Maine, Hamburger Done at DeVry

by John O. Harney
May 31, 2016

Comings and Goings ... Maine Gov. Paul LePage appointed former Republican state Sen. Debra Plowman of Hampden as “temporary deputy education commissioner” to "exercise all...

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Back to the Base

by The New England Council
May 31, 2016

DC Shuttle ... Amendment Controversy Over For-Profits on Bases. The debate is intensifying on Capitol Hill over for-profit colleges' access to military bases. Democratic Senators...

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Senate Orders Smoother Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans

by The New England Council
May 23, 2016

DC Shuttle ... Amendment Approved for Veteran Loan Forgiveness. The Senate approved an amendment to allow veterans access to loan forgiveness. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) had introduced...

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Higher Ed and Intellectual Disabilities

by John O. Harney
May 20, 2016

Sannicandro Massachusetts state Rep. Tom Sannicandro is House Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education and a member of NEBHE's Legislative Advisory Committee. He is also...

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New RIC Prez Named, ASA’s Combe Stepping Down

by John O. Harney
May 20, 2016

Comings and Goings ... Sánchez Frank D. Sánchez, vice chancellor for student affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY), was named the next president of Rhode Island College,...

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