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    NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability

    by NEBHE Staff

    Strategic action agenda offers 18 key recommendations to align institutions, policymakers and employers to prepare grads for employability.
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    The Employability Imperative: A Pioneer in Job Guarantees Sweetens Offerings with Cybersecurity, Golf-Readiness

    by Laurie Lachance

    One college has added to its "employability" menu a master's degree in cybersecurity, a co-curricular transcript allowing students to flaunt their leadership development, community service and job shadow experience, and even a golf-readiness program given the student body's relatively humble roots and how much networking occurs on the links.
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    Systemic Inequity

    by Linda F. Nathan

    "Money, white privilege and the ethos of meritocracy have created extraordinary barriers for too many," writes Linda F. Nathan, founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy. Nathan, author of When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise, suggests ways to alleviate financial constraints facing low-income students, first-generation students and students of color.
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    Now Available: 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

    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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    I Wish My College Knew …

    by Cecilia Le

    Boston-based Persistence Plus asked college students to finish the sentence "I wish my college knew ..." Cecilia Le, director of strategic engagement at the outfit, describes the students' moving answers, including: "I take care of my very ill partner, work full time, am a full-time mom and study full time" and "I'm determined to finish my degree even though I have two children under five and work full time."
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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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The Journal

Tuning In: Six Benefits of Music Education for Kids

by Jenny Silverstone
June 19, 2018

Today, children of all ages experience rigorous career preparation as part of their education. School systems strive to implement mandated standards to help students excel in standardized...

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Support Responsibilities in an Age of Campus Suicide

by Lynette Paczkowski
June 12, 2018

In 2004, then-University of New England President Sandra Featherman authored a piece for NEJHE (then called Connection) headlined “Emotional Rescue” and focusing on how a new...

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Down in the Boiler Room

by Dan Wallace
May 8, 2018

Something as mundane as a campus boiler system can help colleges meet climate goals and offer hands-on research at the intersection of environmental studies and engineering ... For...

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Limited Characters Spell Austerity

by John O. Harney
May 1, 2018

Tweets, despite their limited characters, can offer some pretty telling narratives. In May 2017, we ran a piece titled Real Tweets, Fake News … and More from the NEJHE Beat,...

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A New Way to Rank Colleges: What Percentage of Students Vote?

by Karen Gross
April 16, 2018

Registering voters at the March for Our Lives in Boston. The recent March for Our Lives at hundreds of locations around the globe rattled my cage, particularly as I stood in the...

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NH’s Great Bay CC, Hampshire College, MassINC Think Tank Name New Leaders

by John O. Harney
June 19, 2018

Morrice Comings and Goings ... The Community College System of New Hampshire appointed Pelema I. Morrice to be president of Great Bay Community College, succeeding Wildolfo Arvelo,...

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Bill Would Bar States from Suspending Licenses Over Unpaid Student Loans

by The New England Council
June 18, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Drivers Licenses in Student Loan Default. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bill, the...

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After Turmoil, UMass Boston Names Interim Chancellor; NH’s River Valley CC and Innovative New Grad School of Ed Tap Leaders

by John O. Harney
June 12, 2018

Newman Comings and Goings ... Katherine Newman, an expert on income inequality who has held posts at Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Johns Hopkins universities, will become UMass...

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Collecting Data

by The New England Council
June 11, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Support for Data Collection Bill Grows. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities gave support to legislation it had previously opposed,...

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DeVos on ICE

by The New England Council
May 29, 2018

DC Shuttle ... DeVos Comments on Undocumented Students Highlights House Hearing. The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on the U.S. Department of Education...

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