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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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    E-to-E: Spanning Opportunity and Skills Gaps with Education-to-Employment Pathways

    by Ross Gittell and Jeremy Hitchcock


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    Talking about Religion Matters

    by Megan Lane

    Higher ed is both revered and dissed for exploring the ways race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability and nationality shape one's identity. But one important part of a person's experience is often left out: their religion. Megan Lane, who runs co-curricular partnerships at Interfaith Youth Core, reminds readers that religion matters in both national discourse and international relations.
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The Journal

Equipped for Workplace Success?

by Brandon Busteed and Sean Seymour
March 21, 2017

Most employers hiring college graduates take it for granted that these candidates are more qualified than other potential employees who don't have a degree. Many job postings...

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Higher Education Affordability: Two Approaches

by Steven R. DiSalvo
March 13, 2017

There are two initiatives that can dramatically change the way college pricing and student debt are being handled under the current system. Both are commonsense solutions that...

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“Dreamers” Are at the Heart of the American Dream

by Elsa Núñez
March 3, 2017

The recent controversy surrounding a proposed ban on immigration from seven Middle East countries recalls similar times in our history. More than 130 years ago, Chinese immigration...

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Collaborating to Cut Costs in Higher Education: Can it Be Done?

by Tracy Hassett
February 27, 2017

Tuition prices at colleges and universities are high. On that, pretty much everyone—from parents to students to college administrators—can agree. It’s also true that salaries...

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Four Dimensions of Brand-Focused Research

by Caity McLaughlin Lischick
February 21, 2017

Not long ago, “brand” was an unmentionable word in the higher education landscape—one that came with suspicious connotations of consumer packaged goods and retail. Today,...

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Radio Higher Ed Features Unionization Expert

by John O. Harney
March 21, 2017

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents a podcast on unionization and collective bargaining in U.S. higher education institutions, with William Herbert,...

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Trump and His Skinny Budget

by The New England Council
March 20, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Trump's Budget Proposal. President Donald Trump released his FY 2018 federal budget blueprint or "skinny budget." Trump's budget proposal would cut $9.2 billion,...

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Wolk to Leave Post as Castleton Prez; UNH Law Calls for a Carpenter; Christ to Berkeley

by John O. Harney
March 14, 2017

Wolk Comings and Goings ... Castleton University President Dave Wolk announced that he will leave his post at the end of this year. A Rutland, Vt. native, Wolk served as a school...

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Teacher-Training Rules Are Latest Obama-Era Regs to Vanish

by The New England Council
March 13, 2017

DC Shuttle ... Senate Overturns Teacher-Preparation Regulation Under CRA. In a 59-40 vote, the Senate passed a resolution (HJ Res 58) to repeal a rule requiring states to report...

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Becker Prez Tapped to Lead UMass Dartmouth, Mills Goes to UMass Boston, Freid to Head MECA, New Director at NHCUC

by John O. Harney
March 7, 2017

Johnson Comings and Goings ... The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees tapped Becker College President Robert E. Johnson to be chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, succeeding...

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