14 février 2016

After racist episodes, blunt discussions on campus

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Scott N. Brooks, draped in a dapper shawl-collar sweater, looked out on the auditorium of mostly white students in puffy coats and sweats as they silently squirmed at his question. Why, he had asked, does Maria Sharapova, a white Russian tennis player, earn nearly twice as much in endorsements as Serena Williams, an African-American with a much better win-loss record. More...

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Closing the skills gap in America

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The 21st-century labor market pivots more quickly than we could have imagined even 25 years ago. Changes in technology create new fields seemingly overnight. More...

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UConn to open African-American housing

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. As Black History month commences, the University of Connecticut has made a controversial move. More...

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Group helps more students apply to college

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Louisiana students are getting outside help with applying to college, and some of that help starts in middle school. More...

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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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