18 octobre 2015

House Democrat group asks forgiveness for all Corinthian student debt

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A group of Democratic members of the House of Representatives are sending a letter this morning calling on the Department of Education to "automatically discharge the debt" of all students who attended campuses run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges, one of the worst actors in the scandalized for-profit college sector. More...

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Brown is latest U.S. university to revoke honorary Cosby degree

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Brown University has revoked the honorary doctorate it awarded to Bill Cosby as the comedian and actor faces allegations that he sexually assaulted more than 40 women, the Ivy League school said on Tuesday. More...

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How colleges can measure up in teaching critical thinking

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. After he became president of Purdue University in 2013, Mitch Daniels asked the faculty to prove that their students have actually achieved one of higher education’s most important goals: critical thinking skills. More...

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Colleges launch site to provide young students more access to higher ed

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In January, high school students as young as freshmen will have the opportunity to engage with several colleges — including Pomona, Stanford and Caltech — using a site aimed at making applying to college easier. More...

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The world's northernmost university is booming

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you'll find the world's northernmost university. More...

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City College acts to help students transfer

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A program aimed at helping San Francisco City College students to transfer more easily to four year universities was officially launched Tuesday at the city college’s Mission campus. More...

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Working with area employers is a must

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Report after report has documented the growing need for more skilled labor in the U.S. workforce. In the most recent quarterly survey of the National Association for Business Economics, 35 percent of respondents said their companies experienced shortages of skilled labor, up from about 25 percent in the three previous surveys. More...

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Cuomo fighting for free tuition at New York’s community colleges

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. New York has among the highest community-college tuition in the nation — $4,800 at CUNY two-year institutions and $4,200 for SUNY associate’s degree programs that enroll nearly 500,000 full- and part-time students. More...

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The influx of Latino students at historically black colleges

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Ramiro Bautista sought to accomplish two things after graduating from a two-year college in 2005. Primarily, he wanted to get into a four-year college with a reputable business program. More...

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Calvin recommends cutting programs in humanities, language, arts

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Citing declining student interest, Calvin College administrators are recommending the elimination of programs in theater, art history and the languages of German, Greek and Latin. More...

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