20 décembre 2015

Working for socioeconomic diversity

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Leah Merrifield has long pushed Washington University in St. Louis to become more socioeconomically diverse. Now Merrifield, who has been an administrator at Wash U. for two decades, may play a key role in helping the university achieve its goal of bringing more low-income students to campus. More...

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Rutgers uses marketing technology to build deeper alumni relationships

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Marketo, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTO), the leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, announced the Rutgers University Alumni Association and Rutgers University Foundation are using the platform to engage and build relationships with alumni and donors. More...

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Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. colleges

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Before he ever knew they might be topics to study in college, food business and farming played an important part in Charlie James' life. More...

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California’s higher education crisis

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Monday was the deadline to apply for a coveted spot as a University of California student. For certain UC hopefuls, that deadline marked the culmination of years of sleep deprivation and SAT prep, writing-center visits, new extracurriculars, and one last frenzied Thanksgiving break. More...

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Mentoring initiative helps low-income students stay in college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education shared the first-year results of a college mentoring program developed with the support of USA Funds that led to impressive improvements in the numbers of students staying on-track for college completion. More...

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Colleges that charge students the most to apply

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. College costs can start accruing long before freshmen enroll in their first course. Some universities charge hefty application fees to students vying for admission, according to data submitted to U.S. News in the spring of 2015. More...

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Rice University opts out of Texas 'campus carry' gun law

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Rice University, one of the most prestigious private colleges in Texas, said on Monday it would opt out of a law due to go into effect next year that allows people with licenses for concealed handguns to bring them on campus. More...

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Can schools help keep startups from leaving?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Five years ago, Durval Tavares, president and CEO of Aquabotix Technology Corp., moved his company into an incubator run by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for a seven-month stay. 
In October, following steady growth at other locations, the firm relocated into the Clover Leaf Office Park in Fall River, where it continues to develop underwater remote-operated vehicles and video systems. More...

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Mobile app is changing the way students and organizations fundraise

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Association Motor Club Marketing (AMCM) announced last week the official launch of their new fundraising program, which utilizes a free, branded app that can be customized for almost any organization interested in finding innovative ways to fundraise. AMCM's rapidly growing list of fundraising partners includes FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), ACE (American Coalition for Ethanol), and GE (Growth Energy). More...

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Free community college: Then what?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The idea of providing free tuition for students to attend community college has recently captured the imagination of the national media — and with good reason. More...

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