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    Climate Controlled?

    by John O. Harney

    NEJHE reports from the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership. Climate change's impacts on energy, agriculture and extreme heat will cascade. Expect more 'heat stroke days' when the body cannot cool itself off by perspiring, which will mean lost labor productivity (especially in states with lots of outdoor work) as well as more air conditioning and so demand for more power plants, which incidentally are mostly built along rising seas.
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    Educating the Next Generation of Makers

    by Nicole Schepker

    Having lost 60% of its manufacturing jobs over the past 30 years, New England sees "advanced manufacturing" as a growth opportunity. NEBHE's Problem Based Learning projects work with companies to prepare the skilled workers.
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    Community College Transfers Can Thrive at Best Colleges and Universities

    by Emily Froimson

    Foundation finds that many low-income students who excel in community colleges will continue to excel if given the chance to transfer to highly selective four-year colleges.
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    DACA-lamented? Spared Deportation, Immigrant Students Still Face Higher Ed Barriers

    by Lauren A. Burke

    The Obama administration's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, provides a two-year grant of legal presence in the U.S., with hopes of renewal, along with a social security number and work authorization. But plenty of hurdles remain on the track through college.
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    Another Brick in the Wall? Increased Challenges Face the Physical Campus

    by James A. Kadamus

    The combination of growing deferred maintenance of college buildings, declining enrollment and rising online learning will require New England higher ed leaders to rethink their campuses.
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    2014 Guide Features Key Info on New England Colleges

    by Wendy A. Lindsay

    NEBHE announces publication of the 2014 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities, the third edition produced in association with Boston magazine. The Guide features listings for more than 250 colleges and universities throughout the six New England states, as well as tips on navigating the college applications process, an overview of financial aid options and information on NEBHE’s tuition-saving Regional Student Program.
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The Journal

View the Middle-Skills Gap Through a Competitiveness Lens

by Yves Salomon-Fernandez
November 24, 2014

It’s not every day that one finds Harvard Business School (HBS) advocating for community and technical colleges. Adding its own voice to an increasingly loud refrain on the country’s...

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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Trachtenberg on Three-Year Degrees

by Philip DiSalvio and Journal Staff
November 13, 2014

In this installment of NEJHE's New Directions for Higher Education series, Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing & Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts...

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Why a Focus on Adult Women Is Critical to the Higher Education System and Our Country

by Carol A. Leary
November 6, 2014

'As the president of a university focused on educating women, I ask myself daily how we can make an impact on the millions of women who have not yet earned a college degree. The...

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A Learning Commons on a Budget

by Deb Bailin, Heather Bouchey, Garet Nelson and Graham Sherriff
November 3, 2014

Lyndon State College (LSC), a public liberal arts college with a focus on rural and first-generation students, in 2013 initiated an incremental approach toward the creation of...

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Baby Talk: Children’s Savings Accounts Mark New Frontier in Paying for College

by Anthony Poore and Colleen Quint
October 27, 2014

There is a growing national conversation about the role of Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) in building assets and creating opportunities for the next generation of students—and...

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Newslink

Franklin Pierce Draws Card; Former Conn. Senate Prez to Work for Teachers Union

by John O. Harney
November 25, 2014

Comings and Goings ... Andrew H. Card, former White House chief of staff and acting dean of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University,...

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Higher Ed Act Reauthorization Percolating?

by The New England Council
November 24, 2014

DC Shuttle ... Harkin proposes reauthorization of Higher Education Act. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a draft bill...

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New Presidents at Middlebury, Bridgewater State U; Strong Women Group

by John O. Harney
November 18, 2014

Laurie Patton Comings and Goings ... Middlebury College Trustees named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden...

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Post-Election Capital Lurches Back to Ed Work

by The New England Council
November 17, 2014

DC Shuttle ... DOE issues No Child Left Behind waiver renewal guidance. The Education Department released new guidance on waiver renewal for the No Child Left Behind Act. Under...

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New England Midterms Roundup

by Carolyn Morwick
November 11, 2014

State Capital Notes ... The midterm elections brought New England two new governors. Rhode Island elected its first woman governor, Democrat Gina Raimondo. Massachusetts elected...

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