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    Employability: A National Imperative

    by Daren Follweiler

    Join us in Boston on Dec. 4 to focus on the "employability gap," as well as the latest on credentials, automation, foundational and digital skills, along with what is needed to prepare a truly world-class workforce.
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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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The Journal

Reexamining Our Approach to College Access

by Angel B. Pérez
August 14, 2017

Recently, I read yet another higher education professional’s case for standardized testing, specifically that making such tests free and universal would help level the playing...

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Commit to Building on New England’s “Employability” Advantage!

by Ross Gittell
July 31, 2017

Higher education has provided New England with an economic advantage, as the region without strong natural resource advantages has relied on its higher education institutions (HEIs)...

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New England Energy Market … and Higher Ed … Look to Catch a Second Wind

by Dan Kuchma, David Cash, Fara Courtney, Jerome Hajjar, Eric Hines, Anthony Kirincich, Steven Lohrenz, James Manwell, Chris Niezrecki
July 25, 2017

In the coming decades, the U.S. will see large-scale offshore wind energy (OWE) development in which hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in building and operating OWE...

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Working Classes? Preparing for Employability

by John O. Harney
July 11, 2017

On June 28, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) convened members of the Commission on Higher Education and Employability (CHEE) in Providence to discuss concrete...

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Amid Free College Proposals, a Guarantee from New Hampshire

by Lou D’Allesandro
July 7, 2017

Regardless of where you come from, the ability to access and receive a high-quality education is the key to success. The dream of an accessible education will now become a reality...

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Tuition Comes Due

by Candace Williams
August 8, 2017

The affordability of public colleges and universities, whose primary mission is to serve state residents, is top-of-mind for students and parents, institutional leaders and state...

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Data Connection: New England’s Patriots and More

by John O. Harney
August 8, 2017

From time to time we revive the collection of facts and figures called "Data Connection" that we had published quarterly for nearly 20 years in the print editions of The New England...

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Affirming Action?

by The New England Council
August 7, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Justice Dept Memo Suggests Lawsuit on College Discrimination. A leaked document suggested that the U.S. Justice Department may soon begin investigating whether colleges...

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Keene State Names New Interim Prez; Bentley Taps Interim Provost; RSP Grad to Mark History in RI

by John O. Harney
August 1, 2017

Treadwell Comings and Goings ... The University System of New Hampshire appointed Antioch University Provost and CEO Melinda Treadwell to be interim president of Keene State College,...

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Forever GIs

by The New England Council
July 31, 2017

DC Shuttle ... House Passes Forever GI Bill. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forever GI Bill (H.R. 3218) with overwhelming support, 405-0. The House Veterans' Affairs...

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Employability: A National Imperative

December 4, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Boston, MA


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