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    NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability

    by NEBHE Staff

    Strategic action agenda offers 18 key recommendations to align institutions, policymakers and employers to prepare grads for employability.
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    The Employability Imperative: A Pioneer in Job Guarantees Sweetens Offerings with Cybersecurity, Golf-Readiness

    by Laurie Lachance

    One college has added to its "employability" menu a master's degree in cybersecurity, a co-curricular transcript allowing students to flaunt their leadership development, community service and job shadow experience, and even a golf-readiness program given the student body's relatively humble roots and how much networking occurs on the links.
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    Systemic Inequity

    by Linda F. Nathan

    "Money, white privilege and the ethos of meritocracy have created extraordinary barriers for too many," writes Linda F. Nathan, founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy. Nathan, author of When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise, suggests ways to alleviate financial constraints facing low-income students, first-generation students and students of color.
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    Now Available: 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

    by Wendy Lindsay

    NEBHE's new Guide to New England Colleges & Universities lists key data including application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratios; enrollment breakdowns; cost of attendance; and degrees offered.
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    I Wish My College Knew …

    by Cecilia Le

    Boston-based Persistence Plus asked college students to finish the sentence "I wish my college knew ..." Cecilia Le, director of strategic engagement at the outfit, describes the students' moving answers, including: "I take care of my very ill partner, work full time, am a full-time mom and study full time" and "I'm determined to finish my degree even though I have two children under five and work full time."
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    “Dreamers” Are at the Heart of the American Dream

    by Elsa Núñez

    Talented students who were born abroad but raised in the U.S. without legal status are caught in the tangled web of immigration reform. Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez explains how Eastern is aiding Dreamers who bring the U.S. diversity of culture, religion, race and political thought ... to say nothing of key economic contributions.
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The Journal

Down in the Boiler Room

by Dan Wallace
May 8, 2018

Something as mundane as a campus boiler system can help colleges meet climate goals and offer hands-on research at the intersection of environmental studies and engineering ... For...

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Limited Characters Spell Austerity

by John O. Harney
May 1, 2018

Tweets, despite their limited characters, can offer some pretty telling narratives. In May 2017, we ran a piece titled Real Tweets, Fake News … and More from the NEJHE Beat,...

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A New Way to Rank Colleges: What Percentage of Students Vote?

by Karen Gross
April 16, 2018

Registering voters at the March for Our Lives in Boston. The recent March for Our Lives at hundreds of locations around the globe rattled my cage, particularly as I stood in the...

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A Harvard Attorney Whose Job Is Advising Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump

by Jason Corral
April 10, 2018

As an immigration attorney for the past 14 years in both private practice and legal services, I feel confident in saying there is not a single kind of immigrant or one kind of...

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Academic Disciplines: Synthesis or Demise?

by George McCully
April 3, 2018

Current anxiety over the values and directions of what we used to call “higher education” has rich and complex roots in the past, as well as problematic branches into the future....

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Kerry Healey to Leave Babson Presidency Next Year; Jane Oates Becomes Head of WorkingNation

by John O. Harney
May 15, 2018

Healey Comings and Goings ... Former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, a member of NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability, announced she will...

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Bridget Terry Long to Lead Harvard Grad School of Ed; Mark Twain Scholar to Head U of Bridgeport

by John O. Harney
May 8, 2018

Long Comings and Goings ... Bridget Terry Long, Saris Professor of Education and Economics and former academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will become...

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New England Board of Higher Ed Launches Regional Initiative with Credential Engine

by NEBHE Staff
May 8, 2018

NEBHE is pleased to announce the following grant from Lumina Foundation to launch the High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) initiative. The initiative is part of the ongoing...

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States and Feds Battle Over Who Regulates Student Loan Servicers

by The New England Council
April 30, 2018

DC Shuttle ... States Move Legislation on Student Loan Servicers. States have continued to move legislation regarding student loan servicing, despite the fact that the Trump administration...

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NEBHE SARA Director Doran to Lead College in NC; Tufts, Smith Provosts Named Presidents of New York’s Union College, Virginia’s William & Mary; Mount Holyoke Acting Prez Becomes Permanent

by John O. Harney
April 24, 2018

Doran Comings and Goings ... NEBHE's Sandra J. Doran, who in January 2014 became the first director of the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), was named...

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