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    Announcing 2015 Guide to New England Colleges

    by Wendy Lindsay

    NEBHE announces publication of the 2015 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities, the fourth edition produced in association with Boston magazine. The Guide features listings for more than 250 colleges and universities throughout New England, as well as overview of financial aid options and info on NEBHE’s tuition-saving Regional Student Program. Visit www.nebhe.org/guide to order print copies of the Guide and to access digital versions
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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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    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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    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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The Journal

The Death of Teaching … and Birth of Learning

by Dan Butin and Sanjoy Mahajan
March 23, 2015

Forget disruption. This is the age of chaos in higher education. First MOOCs. Now Sweet Briar. Seemingly every day brings a new moment where we must confront the reality that we...

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Targeting Behaviors and Student Success: A Q&A

by Jill Frankfort, Adrienne Maslin, Ross O’Hara
March 17, 2015

Across the U.S., an estimated 60% of incoming community college students require developmental courses to be ready for college-level work, according to estimates by experts. As...

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Why Innovation is Key to the Future of Psychology Education

by Nicholas Covino
March 10, 2015

We’ve heard the term “innovation” a lot lately. Boston’s Innovation District is booming. Life sciences and biotechnology companies throughout New England are creating innovative...

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New Way to Break Down Barriers to Higher Education: Build “Financial Capabilities”

by Sarah Savage and Erin M. Graves
March 2, 2015

Community colleges have traditionally responded to the financial needs of their students by removing or minimizing financial barriers to attending. Efforts to make community college...

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Truth, Transparency and Trust: Treasured Values in Higher Education

by Karen Gross
February 23, 2015

In the space of a few weeks in February, we lost the well-regarded journalists Bob Simon, David Carr and Ned Colt, while NBC’s Brian Williams was dethroned amid scandal. In all...

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Lawyer Wool Chairs NEBHE, Entrepreneur Gabrieli Chairs Mass BHE, Former Maine Guv Candidate Cutler to Lead Merger at UMS

by John O. Harney
March 26, 2015

Comings and Goings ... Vermont lawyer Michael Wool became chair of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), succeeding former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain, who stepped...

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From Malawi Leader to Guvs to Actor Redford, More Commencement Speakers at New England Colleges

by John O. Harney
March 24, 2015

Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi Naturalist and free-speech advocate Terry Tempest Williams will address the Unity College graduation on Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. in the...

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Witnesses at HEA Hearing Say Cut Regs, Streamline Accreditation, Up State Funding, Invest in Innovation

by The New England Council
March 23, 2015

DC Shuttle ... Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The House Education and Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing entitled,...

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New Leaders Named at USM, USJ, Maine Technology Institute

by John O. Harney
March 17, 2015

Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System announced that Harvey Kesselman will become the new president of the University of Southern Maine. Kesselman is currently...

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What Student Borrowers Are Entitled To?

by The New England Council
March 16, 2015

DC Shuttle ... President Obama Announces Student Aid Bill of Rights. President Barack Obama announced the "Student Aid Bill of Rights," a series of proposals which the administration...

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