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    What Philanthropy’s Paradigm Shift Means for Higher Ed Fundraising

    by George McCully

    Philanthropy and higher ed are in "paradigm shifts." Philanthropy's was triggered by increasing technology and the spread of wealth to younger hands; higher ed's by a "failing business model."
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    Collaborating on Tuition and Financial Aid Is Critical to the Region

    by Gretchen Syverud

    Some states pursue a "high-tuition-high-aid" model in which college tuition and state grant aid awards are higher than average. Others employ a "low-tuition-low-aid" model. New England tends to be marked by the model that is toughest on students and families: "high-tuition-low aid."
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    Small Colleges Can Survive Despite Challenging Circumstances

    by Maurits van Rooijen

    Endowment-poor small colleges are discovering there is a limit to raising tuition prices. Prospective students no longer automatically line up to enroll. And once the “at risk” notice is up, the perceived deficiency becomes self-fulfilling. One solution: "cooperatives" of boutique universities.
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    More History Please

    by John O. Harney

    We've enriched our website with the history of New England higher education and the economy. For the complete archive of back issues of The New England Journal of Higher Education (formerly Connection) in PDF format, please visit www.nebhe.org/nejhe/archives.
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    2015 Guide to New England Colleges Helps Students

    by Wendy Lindsay

    Students in Boston College's Splash program and teacher Roy Y. Chan armed with the 2015 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities. The Guide, produced in association with Boston magazine, features listings for more than 250 New England colleges and universities and an overview of financial aid and NEBHE’s tuition-saving Regional Student Program. Visit www.nebhe.org/guide.
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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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The Journal

The Short Life of a Provost: A Q&A on New Challenges for Chief Academic Officers

by John O. Harney, James Martin and James E. Samels
June 29, 2015

Whether dean, provost, or vice president for academic affairs, the role of the campus chief academic officer (CAO) has changed steadily from the on many current faculty and administrators...

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Reducing Math Obstacles to Higher Education

by Tony Dreyfus and Yves Salomon-Fernandez
June 22, 2015

The last few months have brought changes in the leadership of public education in Massachusetts. The new secretary of education and chair of the Board of Higher Education both...

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Trying Times for “HEIs”

by John O. Harney
June 18, 2015

It’s an especially bruising time for New England colleges and universities, which we now call higher education institutions (HEIs)—to cover all the new varieties and hybrids. NEBHE...

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To Knock Down Barriers for Returning Adult Learners, RI Tries Something New

by Tracy Money, Dennis Littky and Adam Bush
June 9, 2015

In a historic unanimous vote on May 20, 2015, the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education welcomed College Unbound as a degree-granting postsecondary option in the state,...

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Powering a Slow Recovery

by John O. Harney
June 8, 2015

The economic recovery is not jobless as economists once warned, but it is slow and uneven. Every month, the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution reports on the number...

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Newslink

No Score on Ratings

by The New England Council
June 29, 2015

DC Shuttle ... U.S. Education Department Announces Changes to Proposed Ratings System. The U.S. Education Department announced changes to the ratings system it plans to introduce...

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Flap at the Good Will-Hinckley School

by John O. Harney
June 26, 2015

Comings and Goings ... Maine's Good Will-Hinckley school rescinded its offer to House Speaker Mark Eves to be the next president of the organization. The Bangor Daily News reported...

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Spotlight Cast on Accreditation

by The New England Council
June 22, 2015

DC Shuttle ... HELP Committee Holds College Accreditation Hearing. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher...

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As First Few Terms Go, So Goes Success of Students Who Get Maine State Grants, NEBHE Finds

by Gretchen Syverud
June 16, 2015

Half of State of Maine Grant recipients completed a postsecondary certificate or college degree, according to a New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) analysis. The NEBHE...

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An SOS for Corinthian Students

by The New England Council
June 15, 2015

DC Shuttle ... U.S. Education Department Announces Corinthian College Debt Plan. The U.S. Department of Education released a forgiveness plan for students of the now-defunct Corinthian...

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