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    NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability

    by NEBHE Staff

    Strategic action agenda offers 18 key recommendations to align institutions, policymakers and employers to prepare grads for employability.
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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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    “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

A New Way to Rank Colleges: What Percentage of Students Vote?

by Karen Gross
April 16, 2018

Registering voters at the March for Our Lives in Boston. The recent March for Our Lives at hundreds of locations around the globe rattled my cage, particularly as I stood in the...

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A Harvard Attorney Whose Job Is Advising Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump

by Jason Corral
April 10, 2018

As an immigration attorney for the past 14 years in both private practice and legal services, I feel confident in saying there is not a single kind of immigrant or one kind of...

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Academic Disciplines: Synthesis or Demise?

by George McCully
April 3, 2018

Current anxiety over the values and directions of what we used to call “higher education” has rich and complex roots in the past, as well as problematic branches into the future....

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Changing Public Perceptions of Higher Ed

by John O. Harney
March 27, 2018

Left to right: Carapezza, Friedman, Wolf at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Photo courtesy of Brian Scios, publicagenda.org) American confidence in higher education began waning...

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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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New England Colleges Named in U.S. Antitrust Investigation

by The New England Council
April 16, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Universities Targeted by Department of Justice in Antitrust Probe on Early-Decision Policies. The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into antitrust...

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Maine, NH Hire New Flagship Presidents; Vermont Ed Secretary Resigns

by John O. Harney
April 10, 2018

Ferrini-Mundy Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System appointed National Science Foundation COO Joan Ferrini-Mundy to be the 21st president of the University of Maine,...

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NEBHE Announces $59M in Tuition Savings; New Programs Ranging from Audio Engineering to World Languages Education

by Emily Decatur
April 3, 2018

NEBHE announces 2017-18 Regional Student Program annual report ... The New England Board of Higher Education's Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break, provided...

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NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability

by NEBHE Staff
April 2, 2018

NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 19, 2018­--The New England Board of Higher Education...

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Quinnipiac Names Its First Woman Prez; Community College Guru Bailey to Head Teachers College at Columbia U

by John O. Harney
March 27, 2018

Olian Comings and Goings ... Judy D. Olian, dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was named the first woman president of Quinnipiac...

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