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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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    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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The Journal

How Do We Get Them to Do the Homework?

by Sophie Lampard Dennis
May 5, 2015

Notes from the Classroom ... This is the most common question I hear at conferences. Inevitably, upon the conclusion of my presentation, which focuses on working with college...

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Small Colleges Can Survive Despite Challenging Circumstances

by Maurits van Rooijen
April 13, 2015

Times are tough for institutions that do not have access to substantial endowment funds or benefit from a top ranking position. Whether with a rural or metropolitan setting, a...

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A Consortium of Consortia … and Other Collaborative Struggles

by John O. Harney
April 7, 2015

Do more with less is a rarely questioned mantra in an age of austerity. But higher education consortia can turn that declaration on its head, allowing each partner higher education...

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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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Meehan to Take Reins of UMass System in Season of Farewells, Welcomes

by John O. Harney
May 5, 2015

Comings and Goings ... Martin MeehanJackie Jenkins-ScottYolanda K. Kodrzycki The University of Massachusetts board of trustees named UMass Lowell Chancellor and...

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Privacy Matters

by The New England Council
May 4, 2015

DC Shuttle ... Student Data Privacy Bill. Two bipartisan pairs of legislators are working on bills to protect student data after President Barack Obama called for a stronger plan...

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A Strategy for the Land of Steady Habits

by John O. Harney
May 3, 2015

State Capital Notes ... If current education patterns continue, Connecticut will produce 23,000 fewer graduates due to a projected decline in high school graduates over the next...

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Rounding Out 2015 Commencements: Authors, Entertainers, Pols Among Recently Announced Speakers

by John O. Harney
April 28, 2015

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anyone who thinks higher education's vitality can be reduced to numbers of degrees granted  and college rankings, needs to see the diversity and depth...

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Now to the Affordability Question

by The New England Council
April 27, 2015

DC Shuttle ... College Affordability Plan Introduced in U.S. Senate. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced her College Affordability Plan, which comprises of four bills affecting...

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