21 septembre 2015

peerTransfer relocates, expands; rebrands company

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. peerTransfer, the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, today announced the relocation and expansion of its US and European offices in Boston, Mass. and Valencia, Spain. Necessitated by the company’s doubling in payment volume and revenue in the last 12 months, the new state-of-the-art locations will facilitate continued innovation and make room for critical growth in engineering, sales, marketing and operations capacity. More...

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Obama hits 'coddled' liberal college students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. President Obama is weighing in on the discussion over political dialogue on college campuses, saying students shouldn't be "coddled" from opposing views. More...

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Supporting the college dream for all students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Every day on my campus, I encounter and interact with students who at one time thought, or perhaps were told, that college was not a place for them. Unfortunately, too many students with the ability to succeed in college have the same experience. They are ethnic minorities, including Native Americans. More...

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There is no excuse for how universities treat adjuncts

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. In early June, California labor regulators ruled that a driver for Uber, the app-based car service, was, in fact, an employee, not an independent contractor, and deserved back pay. The decision made national news, with experts predicting a coming flood of lawsuits. More...

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What digital mapping projects reveal about higher education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. When tech upstarts crow about disrupting education, they tend to focus on instruction. Online and blended learning have provided self-starters with new ways to learn. In previous columns, I've discussed how Minerva pursues a leaner university with lower tuition costs, how General Assembly provides a practical supplement to liberal arts curriculum, and how various online education platforms (MOOCs) serve adult learners. More...

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Top colleges doing the most for low-income students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. To measure top colleges’ efforts on economic diversity, The Upshot created the College Access Index. It’s based on the share of students who receive Pell grants (which typically go to families making less than $70,000); the graduation rate of those students; and the price that colleges charge both low- and middle-income students. More...

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One dead, manhunt for killer underway for killer at Delta State University

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Tragedy struck a Mississippi university poised to celebrate its 90th anniversary when a history teacher was fatally shot in his office, authorities said Monday.
Delta State University was placed on lockdown Monday amid reports of an active shooter on the Cleveland campus. More...

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Texas to try free freshman online courses

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Starting next fall, the system plans to encourage nontraditional students to take free massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, before arriving on campus. If they take 10 courses and pass tests for college credit, students could show up at school with a year’s work complete before paying a single tuition bill. More...

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Gaps in alumni earnings stand out in release of college data

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Colleges give prospective students very little information about how much money they can expect to earn in the job market. In part that’s because colleges may not want people to know, and in part it’s because such information is difficult and expensive to gather. More...

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State puts emphasis on college advisers

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. The heat is on state colleges and universities to make sure more students succeed, and that makes academic advisers a key part of schools’ strategies. More...

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