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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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    A Partner from Healthcare Speaks to Higher Ed

    by John O. Harney

    When NEBHE and the Davis Educational Foundation convened more than 200 higher education leaders in Boston for a Summit on Cost in Higher Education, Partners HealthCare System President Gary Gottlieb drew compelling parallels between healthcare and higher ed.
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    No. 9 … No. 9 … No. 9 (Rebels, Rabbis and Stories on Innovation from BIF-9)

    by John O. Harney

    NEJHE reports on the Business Innovation Factory's (BIF's) ninth summit of innovators. The audience: about 400 self-assessed innovators, some with job titles like Chief Sorceress and Disruptor. The usual BIF theme: mix design talent with humanitarian instincts, and voila, you just might get a socially conscious, hot brand. It's all a bit cultish to be sure ... but the stories are fascinating and inspiring.
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The Journal

Educating the Next Generation of Makers

by Nicole Schepker
July 28, 2014

NEBHE’s Problem Based Learning Projects Focus on Hot Fields such as Advanced Manufacturing ... The field of manufacturing typically conjures images of dimly lit dirty and dangerous...

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The Massachusetts Community College Performance-based Funding Formula: A New Model for New England?

by Yves Salomon-Fernandez
July 22, 2014

The Massachusetts community college system is entering a second year with funding for each of its 15 schools determined using a new performance-based formula. Under the new model,...

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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Ed Dept’s Studley on College Ratings, Feds

by Philip DiSalvio and Journal Staff
July 14, 2014

 In April 2013, NEJHE launched its New Directions for Higher Education series to examine emerging issues, trends and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs...

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Fighting Campus Sexual Assault

by Warren Tolman
July 7, 2014

Massachusetts has always led the way on higher education. Right now, we need to lead when it comes to the appalling crisis surrounding sexual assault at colleges and universities...

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A Case of Do or Die? The Fundamental Things that Apply to Online Leadership

by Jay A. Halfond
June 30, 2014

This is the second of a two-part essay on the organizational implications of online distance education. Previously, I suggested that a gradual redistribution is occurring across...

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New England’s High “Average Net Prices” and Why We Should Care (or Not)

by Gretchen Syverud
July 29, 2014

The University of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy were recently identified as Maine’s most expensive public colleges as measured by average net price in 2011-12 based...

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Conducting Experiments

by The New England Council
July 28, 2014

DC Shuttle ... Department of Education expands experimental sites initiative. The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will be testing the idea of awarding student financial...

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USM Taps Power-ful Prez; Former NEBHE Delegate Coderre Appointed to HHS; Sloan-C Gets New Name, CEO

by John O. Harney
July 23, 2014

Comings and Goings ... David T. Flanagan   The University of Maine System name former Central Maine Power President David T. Flanagan to be president of the University of...

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Vermont Lawmakers Boost Economic Development

by Carolyn Morwick
July 17, 2014

State Capital Notes … Vermont lawmakers passed a $5.5 billion budget along with $5.5 million in new taxes. Property taxes were raised 5%. Spending overall increased by 4.1% over...

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Connecticut Enacts $19 Billion Budget

by Carolyn Morwick
July 15, 2014

State Capital Notes … In the second session of the biennium, Connecticut legislators approved a $19 billion budget for FY15 that increases spending by 2.5%. Toward the end of...

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