14 février 2016

Pearl Interactive Network launches insurance apprenticeship program

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Pearl Interactive Network (Pearl) has launched the Insurance Apprenticeship Program. The program offers a way for entry-level employees to progress through a career path in the insurance industry through a combination of on-the-job training and an online insurance certification course with Ohio Dominican University (ODU), one of Pearl’s educational partners. More...

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Pakistan army says deadly university attack controlled from Afghanistan

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Pakistani army said on Saturday the four gunmen who attacked a university in northwest Pakistan were trained in Afghanistan and the assault was controlled by a Pakistani Taliban militant from a location inside Afghanistan. More...

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Apple taps Virginia Tech for virtual reality guru

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Apple doesn’t like to play second banana to anyone. But when it comes to the emerging market for virtual reality products, Apple hasn’t even made a hobby of VR technology. More...

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Kansas trailing behind 2020 higher education goal

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Kansas will need to do a better job of attracting underrepresented and nontraditional student populations to college campuses if it hopes to meet its long-term goals for higher education achievement and economic competitiveness, a top education official says. More...

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What a million syllabuses can teach us

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. College course syllabuses are curious documents. They represent the best efforts by faculty and instructors to distill human knowledge on a given subject into 14-week chunks. They structure the main activity of colleges and universities. And then, for the most part, they disappear. More...

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Next Gen Web Solutions’ Dynamic Forms is selected by Edfinancial

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Next Gen Web Solutions, provider of efficiency solutions for student administration processes, announced today that Edfinancial, a leader in student loan servicing, has selected Dynamic Forms as a preferred electronic submission solution for its Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verification services. More...

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Is it time for colleges to withdraw from their outdated schedules?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. We asked a few college grads what they’d like to change about the current system. Their answers spanned from increasing accessibility, to eliminating lectures, to creating greater support services for students at risk of dropping out. More...

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Harvard extinguishing flame retardants to protect students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A risk of fire may be less dangerous than the chemicals used to prevent it, and Harvard is adapting accordingly. More...

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In California, hope for student mental health care

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. California’s colleges and universities have made strides in providing mental health care to students—when higher ed as a whole has struggled to keep up with a growing demand for services. Recent studies suggest that up to one-third of college students suffer mental health problems. More...

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Building ‘very low walls’ leads to higher ed innovation

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Innovation is a word with many connotations. For some, it suggests technological advancement, while for others it is discovering new approaches to old problems. More...

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