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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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    NEBHE Releases Statement Calling on Congress to Legislate Permanent Protection for DACA Participants

    by NEBHE Staff

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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

Back in the Shadows? The DACA Saga Continues

by John O. Harney
March 4, 2018

From 2012 to 2017, nearly 15,000 New England residents participated in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA students are ineligible for federal financial...

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About Face: Helping Leaders Avoid Prejudgment

by Patricia Steiner
February 27, 2018

I can tell within the first few seconds of seeing a student in my class, from their face, their clothes, where they sit in class, what their final grade will be and sometimes I’m...

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Leadership in Higher Education Is Due for a Change: Co-Presidents (Really)

by Karen Gross
February 19, 2018

Harvard University recently appointed a new president, Larry Bacow. He’s a well-known, highly regarded leader, having spent the better part of his adult life in educational administration....

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New Models at Lasell: Q&A with President Michael Alexander

by John O. Harney interviews Michael Alexander
February 13, 2018

NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney had the chance to catch up with Lasell College President Michael Alexander about the small Newton, Mass. college’s plans to challenge the...

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Organized Anarchies: 13 Steps to Building a “Learning Organization”

by Gavin Henning
February 5, 2018

In many ways, higher education has not changed in the nearly 1,000 years since the first university was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1088. Many courses still have professors or...

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Seeking Loan Forgiveness for Borrowers with Disabilities

by The New England Council
March 5, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Senators Ask for Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Borrowers. Senators Angus King (I-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Coons (D-DL) led a group of senators including...

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Harvard Taps Former Tufts Leader Bacow as New Prez; Pantic to Leave Wentworth Helm in 2019 … Both Former NEJHE Authors

by John O. Harney
February 20, 2018

Bacow Comings and Goings ... Lawrence Bacow, former Tufts president, was named the next president of Harvard University, succeeding Drew Gilpin Faust, who became Harvard's first...

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Flattening the U.S. Department of Education

by The New England Council
February 20, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Administration Planning Education Department Reorganization. The Trump administration is proposing a major overhaul of the U.S. Education Department's organizational...

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Transfer: A Next Generation Convening (Video)

by Emily Decatur
February 13, 2018

New England higher education professionals gathered last month at NEBHE's Next Generation Transfer event at the College of the Holy Cross and called for increased open discussion...

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Funded Government Back Till March 23; No Fix for DACA Yet

by The New England Council
February 12, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Bipartisan Budget Act Adds Ed Funding. Following a short government shutdown overnight, both chambers voted to approve spending for the federal government. The...

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