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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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    DACA-lamented? Spared Deportation, Immigrant Students Still Face Higher Ed Barriers

    by Lauren A. Burke

    The Obama administration's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, provides a two-year grant of legal presence in the U.S., with hopes of renewal, along with a social security number and work authorization. But plenty of hurdles remain on the track through college.
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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

Breaking the Teaching and Learning Gridlock

by Dorothy A. Osterholt and Katherine Barratt
December 22, 2014

If higher ed is to remain relevant, faculty and students must find common ground on what it means to teach and learn at “college level.” In 2011, PayPal co-founder Peter Theil...

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Cyber-Gap

by Yves Salomon-Fernandez
December 15, 2014

Within the information technology sector, cybersecurity is considered its own supersector. As information becomes increasingly digitized and a growing array of transactions can...

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New England Takes Stock of Midterm Elections

by John O. Harney and Carolyn Morwick
December 9, 2014

The recent midterm elections brought New England two new governors. Rhode Island elected its first woman chief exec in Gina Raimondo (D). Massachusetts elected Charlie Baker (R),...

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Mind the Gap … Between Grad Skills and Employer Expectations

by John F. Ebersole
December 2, 2014

Much has been written in both the business and higher education press about the gap between today’s jobs and the skills presented by those seeking work. The fact that U.S. Department...

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View the Middle-Skills Gap Through a Competitiveness Lens

by Yves Salomon-Fernandez
November 24, 2014

It’s not every day that one finds Harvard Business School (HBS) advocating for community and technical colleges. Adding its own voice to an increasingly loud refrain on the country’s...

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Lawmakers Union-ize … Plus

by John O. Harney
December 17, 2014

Comings and Goings ... Former speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Christopher G. Donovan was hired to be a field representative with the Connecticut Education Association,...

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Congress Proposes Modest Increases to Student Aid

by The New England Council
December 15, 2014

DC Shuttle ... Spending bill proposes few changes for education. The appropriations bill introduced in Congress will provide slight tweaks and modest increases to student aid and...

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New Presidents … and a Sea Change

by John O. Harney
December 15, 2014

Comings and Goings ... James Mabry, vice president of academic affairs for Mesa Community College in Arizona, was named the next president of Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts....

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Bridgewater State to Celebrate 175th with Call for Papers on Teacher Prep

by John O. Harney
December 9, 2014

Bridgewater State University is celebrating its 175th anniversary as one of the first teacher-preparation institutions in the U.S. Founded by Horace Mann as one of the first "normal"...

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White House Convenes Leaders to Boost College Opportunity

by The New England Council
December 8, 2014

DC Shuttle ... White House hosts College Opportunity Summit. The Obama administration hosted hundreds of college leaders and other officials for a summit to promote new commitments...

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