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    Talking about Religion Matters

    by Megan Lane

    Higher ed is both revered and dissed for exploring the ways race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability and nationality shape one's identity. But one important part of a person's experience is often left out of the equation: their religion. Megan Lane, who runs co-curricular partnerships at Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, reminds readers that religion matters in both national discourse and international relations. And that couldn't be more true than in 2016 when the election cycle has highlighted the views of candidates toward religious minorities.
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    Poaching, Jocks, Creds and Other News from the NEJHE Beat

    by John O. Harney

    Executive Editor John O. Harney offers observations on some recent New England higher ed and economic news ranging from calls to tax endowments to balancing college athletics and academics to "badges" and "stackable credentials" to boasts about graduates finding jobs.
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    Folkehøjskole: A Scandinavian Model Can Help our Students Succeed in College

    by Sara M. Flowers

    Are the speed and the quantity of students' college attainment the most important statistics to consider in looking at postsecondary success ... or should we be focusing on the quality of their experiences?
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    Still Indentured … and Their Parents Too

    by Cryn Johannsen

    Another key group of people being hammered by student loan debt: parents. Many of them are finding they can't retire due to the loans they took out for their children's schooling.
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    The Conundrums of the University’s Ideological Battlegrounds

    by Stephen J. Nelson

    College presidents face rough terrain navigating restrictions on campus speech and behavior, curricular debates and the expression and treatment of political views.
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    NEBHE Releases 2016 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

    by NEBHE Staff

    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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The Journal

From Starter to Closer, BIF 2016 Storytellers Show Good Stuff

by John O. Harney
September 27, 2016

Every September, I get a new fix of inspiration at the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) summit of innovators. Last week, I was at BIF’s 12th summit, my sixth. My main inspiration...

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New England’s Disadvantaged Populations Struggle the Most with Student Debt Repayment

by Darcy Rollins Saas
September 19, 2016

Regularly reported statistics about high and growing student-loan debt levels, combined with increased rates of delinquency and default, have prompted calls to address the student-debt...

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New Universe of Learning: The Emergence of Networked Institutions

by Peter Smith
September 13, 2016

In early 2015, I wrote an article for The New England Journal of Higher Education, titled “Living with Abundant Information: What’s a College to Do?” In that article, I described...

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Big Ideas at the Center for Innovation in Education at Thomas College

by Ted Prawat
September 6, 2016

Schools and teachers are looking for innovative ways to teach the “big ideas” emerging in the core curricula, especially in STEAM fields (science technology, engineering, arts...

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Labor Day and Some Crumbs from the NEJHE Beat

by John O. Harney
August 30, 2016

Fruits of our labor. With terms like task creeping back into the language (as both a verb and a noun), the true origins of Labor Day may be as remote to today's students as Lupercalia....

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Mixed Bag: Dual Enrollment Policy in New England

by Candace Williams
September 27, 2016

Dual enrollment programs across the country share little in common with one another. Generally, they allow secondary students to take postsecondary courses while enrolled in high...

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Senate Bill Would Boost Grad Rates for Low-Income Students

by The New England Council
September 26, 2016

DC Shuttle ... Bill on Federal Funding Introduced. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a bill to reshuffle federal funding of colleges to encourage...

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Radio Higher Ed Posts Podcast on Direct Loan Servicers

by John O. Harney
September 21, 2016

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present  the release of Federal Student Loan Servicing: A Podcast Primer, the second in a series of podcasts...

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New York Votes to Join SARA

by The New England Council
September 19, 2016

DC Shuttle ... New York Votes to Join SARA. New York state announced that it will join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, known as SARA. The interstate agreement will...

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New Hampshire College and University Council’s Horgan to Retire Next June

by John O. Harney
September 12, 2016

Horgan Comings and Goings ... Thomas R. Horgan announced he will leave his post as president and CEO of the New Hampshire College & University Council, effective June 2017....

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