• 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

unConference: Convening Women on Campus in the Age of #MeToo

by Moana Bentin and Joe McGonegal
August 10, 2018

Another women’s conference? Those three words haunted our Alumni Relations team’s discussions last summer as we considered which programs to fund for MIT alumni in the year...

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Cultivating Self-Advocacy for All Students on College Campuses

by Kathleen A. D’Alessio and Dorothy A. Osterholt
August 7, 2018

Over the past year, an increasing number of students have come forward to speak out against school violence. And there has been increased attention placed on helping students seeking...

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A Tech Blame Game

by Jennifer Ware
July 31, 2018

It’s an unpleasant reality, but also an inevitable one: Technology will cause harm. And when it does, whom should we hold responsible? The person operating it at the time? The...

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From Power Walks to Common Reading Programs, Modest Ways to Innovate in Higher Ed

by Daniel Regan
July 10, 2018

I’ve grown tired of reading the literature on innovation in higher education, much less the offers for services, consulting, webinars and infrastructure that flood the inbox...

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MindEdge Blog Series: The Rise of AI and Robotics

by NEJHE and MindEdge
June 26, 2018

NEBHE’s Commission on Higher Education & Employability has thought hard over the past year about the increasing role of artificial intelligence and robotics in the future...

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Newslink

Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for 2018-19

by Emily Decatur
August 14, 2018

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce awarding of six NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the program's inaugural 2018-19 academic year....

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Environmentalist to Lead Center at Vermont Law School

by John O. Harney
August 14, 2018

Rushlow Comings and Goings ... Vermont Law School announced that Conservation Law Foundation senior attorney Jennifer Rushlow will direct the South Royalton school's Environmental...

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Leave Season in Vermont … Plus

by John O. Harney
August 7, 2018

Sullivan Comings and Goings ... University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan announced he will step down in summer 2019 after leading UVM for seven years. Before joining UVM, he...

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NEBHE Welcomes Stephanie Miranda Murphy as Policy Research Analyst

by NEBHE Staff
August 6, 2018

NEBHE is pleased to welcome Stephanie Miranda Murphy as its new policy research analyst. She joins NEBHE from the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy...

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NEBHE, New England Council Join Forces Calling for Talent Pipeline

by The New England Council
August 6, 2018

DC Shuttle ... NEBHE, NEC Leaders Pen Talent Pipeline Op-Ed. New England Council President Jim Brett joined New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) President Michael K. Thomas...

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