14 février 2016

Feds shut off financial aid funds at two for-profit college chains

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. What do a security guard, a convenience store cashier and a housecleaner all have in common? They’re graduates of a health-care focused program at Computer Systems Institute and their alma mater considers them to be working in their desired field, according to the Department of Education. More...

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The Long Beach miracle

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. What are the school colors? Is the whole school free? What happens if you miss a class? Is there detention? How many books are there in the library. More...

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What is the value of an education in the humanities?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. In a recent Skype call with a Dutch friend, we discussed her kids and their college experience. Apparently, there had been protests on campus about costs and payments. More...

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Why education is the winner of Haslam's budget

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Bill Haslam continued to emphasize his commitment to higher education on Monday, unveiling a budget that included a $390M increase in state funding for Tennessee's network of public colleges. More...

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When colleges slash tuition, some students actually pay more

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Americans agonize over spiraling tuition costs, Converse College seemed a beacon of hope when it slashed its advertised tuition by a whopping 43 percent. More...

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How this university is working to get more women of color into tech jobs

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. It’s no secret that the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are dominated by white men. More...

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2015 Carnegie Classification of over 4,660 universities, colleges released

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The 2015 edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is now available. Produced by an Indiana University research center, it is the most comprehensive review of institutional diversity at more than 4,660 colleges and universities in the United States. More...

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The SAT is changing, but will it increase access to higher ed?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Starting in March 2016, students will be taking a new version of the SAT. The redesigned SAT claims that it will remove barriers to college, making it possible for more students to own their future.
The redesigned SAT also claims to be returning to its original 1901 purpose, which was to create greater access to higher education for a diverse population. More...

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Universities want more stable funding from state

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Michigan's 15 public universities are hoping to convince legislators to establish "consistent and sufficient" funding in this year's budget cycle, even as requests grow to use spare state money to deal with crises in Flint and the Detroit Public Schools. More...

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Lasell becomes 20th school to become conflict-free

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Lasell College has approved a new procurement policy that gives preference, when possible, to electronics companies that are not connected with mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo that promote sexualized violence, child abductions, and murder within those regions. More...

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