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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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    Collaborating to Cut Costs in Higher Education

    by Tracy Hassett

    Colleges face increased scrutiny to bring costs under control. Some are hiring more part-time workers to avoid offering a full-time benefits package. Others limit benefits they offer employees. Still others are trying something new in higher education: collaborating on health insurance.
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    Now Available! 2017 Guide to New England Colleges

    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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    Sanctuary … and Other Notes from the NEJHE Beat …

    by John O. Harney

    Many college students greeted the election of Donald Trump with walkouts, and several New England campuses explored seeking "sanctuary" status for immigrants, a designation the Trump campaign pledged to end. NEJHE Editor John O. Harney reports on higher ed's reactions to the election as well as other news in innovation and workforce talent.
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    Can-Do-Hub: The GitHub of Competencies

    by Michelle R. Weise

    Weise of the Sandbox ColLABorative describes a novel way to map competencies. "A can-do-hub would re-set the long-broken dialogue between industry and education and enable more direct connections between our students and the jobs that they desire," she writes.
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    Race and Class on Campus

    by Angel B. Perez

    Noting deepening divisions of race and class, Trinity College VP Angel B. Perez explains how "higher education has a moral imperative to become the training ground for issues that students will face throughout their lives." As the demographics of the U.S. change, Perez writes, higher ed must "socially construct the platform for students to learn how to engage difference."
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The Journal

Empowering the Consumer Voice to Transform Postsecondary Education

by Bill Hansen
June 20, 2017

Strada Education Network is collaborating with Gallup, the world leader in consumer insights, to launch the Education Consumer Pulse. Through 350 daily interviews of U.S. adults...

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Come Together

by John O. Harney with James Martin and James E. Samels
June 13, 2017

A NEJHE interview on the future of consolidating colleges and merging universities ... NEBHE has been deeply interested in how New England higher education institutions can collaborate...

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Breaking Away

by Karen Gross
May 23, 2017

Karen Gross is senior counsel with Finn Partners, former president of Southern Vermont College and author of Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk...

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Academically Productive Talk in a College Classroom

by Katie Rybakova and Kate Cook Whitt
May 16, 2017

The classic image of a college classroom often includes a professor standing at the front of a room or hall, often standing near a chalkboard or projector screen, lecturing to...

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Real Tweets, Fake News … and More from the NEJHE Beat …

by John O. Harney
May 9, 2017

Tweeting is getting a bad name under President Trump. But let me implore you to pay attention to NEBHE’s Twitter feed @nebhe. You won't see any posts at 2:30 a.m. But it’s...

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Year-Round Pell Grants to Debut Next Month

by The New England Council
June 26, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Announces Year-Round Pell Grants. The U.S. Department of Education announced that year-round Pell Grants would be made available to students beginning on...

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Former NEBHE Chair Cain to Lead EMILY’s List; Faustian Bargain at Harvard

by John O. Harney
June 20, 2017

Cain Comings and Goings ... Former NEBHE Chair Emily Cain was named executive director of EMILY’s List, which helps elect female Democratic candidates who support abortion...

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The Apprentice?

by The New England Council
June 19, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Trump Begins Work to Boost Apprenticeships. President Trump announced new administrative actions as well as legislative proposals aimed at boosting apprenticeship...

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Radio Higher Ed Features Selingo on Life After College

by John O. Harney
June 14, 2017

Selingo Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents a conversation with Jeff Selingo about how students navigate the postsecondary education landscape and policy...

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Wyke to Head UMA; Larson to Leave Bentley in ’18; GE Chief Steps Down

by John O. Harney
June 13, 2017

Wyke Comings and Goings ... University of Maine System Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Rebecca Wyke was named the next president of the University of Maine at Augusta...

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