14 février 2016

Facing growing scrutiny, colleges set out to prove their value

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Virginians who want to know where their state tax dollars are going, and families concerned about what their tuition money pays for, may be surprised at the answers they get to these questions from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. More...

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College presidents oppose community college nursing degree

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A group of New Jersey college presidents voted Monday to tell the state they oppose proposals by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor's degrees in nursing. More...

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Reeher introduces new donor discovery module for wealth screening

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Reeher LLC, developers of the Reeher Platform, a shared fundraising management platform that is transforming the way colleges and universities raise money, has introduced a new best practice module – Donor Discovery – to further help higher education institutions fundraise more effectively. More...

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Passing score for the GED test recalibrated

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. GED Testing Service announces a recalibration to the GED test passing score and the addition of two new performance levels. In most states the passing score for high school equivalency is moving from 150 to 145. More...

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Clean tech for buildings takes root

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. New buildings at community colleges provide fertile ground for campuses to not only integrate technology to save energy and money, they also provide hands-on learning experiences for students and instructors. More...

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In a competitive marketplace, colleges pay more attention to branding

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. “Marketing” used to be a dirty word in higher education circles.
Not anymore. Facing a declining pool of high school graduates, colleges and universities are ramping up their marketing efforts, boosting some area agencies in the process. More...

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College newspapers change with times

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Ohio University's student-led newspaper, The Post, emulates the nation's best publications in covering news and holding public institutions accountable. As of next fall, it will adopt another increasingly common industry practice: Printing fewer newspapers. More...

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The dizzying differences in what U.S. states spend on higher ed

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. For public colleges and universities across the US, state funding is a critical lifeline—and one that in the past typically far outpaced federal investment. But the recession forced many states to slash the amount of money they put in higher education, one of the largest categories in most state budgets. More...

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La. colleges and universities detail what budget cuts would mean

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Louisiana's public colleges and universities have submitted plans to Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget staff detailing how they would deal with very deep midyear financial cuts over the next few months if forced. More...

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Yik Yak tests universities' defense of free speech

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. On campuses across the country, millions of students have an app called Yik Yak on their phones.
It's like an anonymous version of Twitter. But because it's anonymous, it can get ugly and be a breeding ground for hate speech. More...

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