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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

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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NCAA’s Latest Pay-to-Play Scheme Would Sack Concept of Amateur Student Athlete, Raise Antitrust Questions

by Tom Sullivan
October 16, 2014

Now that members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have voted to approve a sweeping, if not radical, proposal giving the five largest athletic conferences...

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Newslink

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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Prez Changes in Vt; Hohn to Leave Immigrant Learning Center

by John O. Harney
November 6, 2014

Comings and Goings ... Southern Vermont College (SVC) selected Buena Vista University Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty David Rees Evans to be the ninth...

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Trying to Make Sure Demography Is Not Destiny

by Monnica Chan
November 3, 2014

New England is the slowest-growing and most significantly aging region in the country, according to data released earlier this fall by the U.S. Census bureau. Select analysis for...

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