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    New England Takes Stock of Midterm Elections

    by John O. Harney and Carolyn Morwick

    The 2014 midterm elections saw big wins for the GOP, including taking control of the U.S. Senate. Yet nationwide gains by conservatives sat oddly with populist successes in some states to increase the minimum wage and guarantee paid sick days. Now to govern ...
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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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The Journal

How Obama’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan Would Affect One State

by Yves Salomon-Fernandez
January 27, 2015

President Obama started off the year with a proposal to make a community college education as “universal” as high school by making the associate degree or first two years of...

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Illegal Procedure? Title IX and Sexual Assault

by Ariel Sullivan
January 16, 2015

Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was recently cleared of sexual assault charges following the university’s two-day investigative...

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Key NLRB Decision Opens a Wide Door for Faculty Organizing

by Joseph W. Ambash
January 8, 2015

In a stunning and far-reaching decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the door to union organizing among faculty at thousands of private-sector institutions,...

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Living with Abundant Information: What’s a College to Do?

by Peter Smith
January 5, 2015

With its October 2014 daylong conference on competency-based education and Higher Education Innovation Challenge (HEIC), the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) has firmly...

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Amid Focus on Affordability, a Call to See HEIs as Laboratories where Getting it Right the First Time Matters Less than Learning from Mistakes

by Albert DeCiccio
December 30, 2014

We are familiar with the Greek concept of chronos, or chronological time, of which we too often lament there is not enough. Perhaps we should embrace the other Greek concept of...

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Obama Urges Free Community College, Tripled Child Care Tax Credit, Student Digital Privacy

by The New England Council
January 26, 2015

DC Shuttle ... Education priorities outlined in State of the Union. President Obama addressed several education initiatives in his State of the Union address, stating, "In a 21st...

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New Leader of Educause; Slaughter at Tuck; Maine CCs Appoint System Lawyer as Interim Chief

by John O. Harney
January 24, 2015

Slaughter Comings and Goings ... Educause named Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Senior Vice Chancellor John O'Brien to be its next president and CEO, O'Brien succeeds...

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NCLB Not Left Behind?

by The New England Council
January 20, 2015

DC Shuttle ... NCLB reauthorization debate heats up. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave remarks regarding the reauthorization of the now-expired No Child Left Behind (NCLB)...

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Longtime Maine CC Leader Resigns Under Pressure from Guv

by John O. Harney
January 15, 2015

Comings and Goings ... Fitzsimmons John Fitzsimmons, president of the Maine Community College System for almost 25 years, resigned under pressure from Gov. Paul LePage, who criticized...

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Reactions Swirl Ahead of SOTU Pitch for Tuition-Free Community College

by John O. Harney
January 13, 2015

President Obama will outline a plan during next week's State of the Union address to make the first two years of community college tuition-free. The president's proposal—if adopted...

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