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Mon, 10/23/2017Industry NewsCengage, an education and technology company, continues to partner with hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. to offer students more value for their course materials. The model, called Cengage Inclusive Access, can save students up to 55% and ensures they have access to digital course materials on the first day of class. For the fall 2017 semester, more than 140,000 students are benefitting from the model.
Mon, 10/23/2017Industry NewsSt. Lawrence University’s public health program will receive financial support aimed at infusing its new minor with more humanities- and arts-related courses while creating partnerships with local colleges and community organizations. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded St. Lawrence $150,000 to be used over the next two years to support its project, titled “Wide-Angle Learning: A Humanistic Lens on Public Health.” The grant will help to develop
Mon, 10/23/2017Opinion & AnalysisOne of the country’s oldest business schools is considering closing its M.B.A. program, the latest tremor in the troubled market for graduate business degrees. An administrator at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business said the school is reviewing its business programs, a process that may result in ending its full-time master’s of business administration program in favor of adding shorter, more specialized degrees.
Mon, 10/23/2017Opinion & AnalysisIn today's highly competitive global economy, a college education has never been more important. Tragically, it has also never been more unaffordable. Just this month, Congress allowed the Perkins Loan program to expire, potentially eliminating one of the most important federal student loan programs for low-income families. And Congress's failure couldn't come at a worse time for our nation's students.
Mon, 10/23/2017Opinion & AnalysisGeorge Mason University expects to save $3 million over the life of a five-year contract by outsourcing its printing operations to an outside vendor, defaulting to black-and-white print over color, and printing on both sides of the paper. The University of Virginia expects to generate $300,000 extra in parking revenue this year by shifting from the traditional arrangement, in which students purchase year-long parking passes for
Mon, 10/23/2017Top NewsStudents from New York and New Jersey, both current and new, will pay in-state tuition to attend Western Connecticut State University next fall under an enrollment-boosting plan approved Thursday by the state Board of Regents for Higher Education. With the student population declining at most of its feeder high schools, the university has seen a drop of 700 students in the past six years and has 140 empty
Mon, 10/23/2017Top NewsIllinois' public colleges and universities have weathered the two year budget impasse and are once again expecting routine state aid payments. As the schools look ahead, they're working to secure their financial footing and publicly rebound from the ordeal. “We have to look at what is done in terms of the crisis of confidence,” Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas has often said the past few years, referencing
Mon, 10/23/2017Top NewsThree men were charged with attempted homicide after they argued with a group of people protesting a white nationalist’s speech in Gainesville, Fla., and fired a shot at them, police said Friday. Shortly after Richard Spencer’s speech Thursday at the University of Florida — which generated so much controversy that the governor declared a state of emergency days before the event — a silver Jeep pulled up to
Mon, 10/23/2017Top News“Your call gave me a boost,” reads a letter from a young Barack Obama. It was April 14, 1984, and Mr. Obama had transferred to Columbia University in New York City as a junior three years earlier. The letter was addressed to Alexandra McNear, his girlfriend at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he had transferred from. “Somehow a clutter of numbers and appointments and bills had grown
Mon, 10/23/2017Top NewsLSU is losing top students to other states because of delays in funding decisions on the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, school president F. King Alexander said Wednesday. The state aid for tuition, known as TOPS, is fully funded for the current school year but was cut by the Legislature last year.