01 avril 2016

New student loan report reveals promising repayment trends

University Business LogoSubmitted by rbendici. The U.S. Department of Education has released its Quarterly Student Aid Report, a collection of key performance data on the federal student loan portfolio, revealing continued increases in income-driven repayment enrollment with notable decreases in defaults and delinquencies. More...

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Donald Trump isn’t alone in exploiting the word ‘university’

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Eleven years ago, Donald Trump linked his name to one of the older get-rich-quick ventures in the book: the real estate seminar. Enticed by the promise of their own quick riches in a then-hot real estate market, students gathered in hotel conference rooms for free introductory classes where instructors offered special knowledge and financing — but only if students signed up for additional, increasingly expensive classes. More...

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Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems will be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security systems. More...

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The end of research in Wisconsin

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. This past June, American academia went into an uproar over Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget in Wisconsin, which not only cut $250M from higher education, but also severely weakened shared faculty governance and effectively destroyed professor tenure at state universities. More...

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Mentorship, promotion among challenges of keeping black faculty

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Black faculty employment at MU is like a revolving door.
"We hire them and we lose them at the same pace that we hire them". More...

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How they became the first in their families to go to college

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Yvette and Stephanie are both in their first year at colleges in Portland, Oregon. They're thrilled. More...

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Sophisticated test scams from China invade U.S. college admissions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In the fall of 2013, Yue Zou decided that she wanted to leave Hegang, the city where she lived in the Heilongjiang province of China, and attend college in the United States. More...

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Digital archive of LGBTQ history available for academic institutions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage Learning, has released the first part of Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, a milestone digital program that brings together the largest collection of primary source content on gender, sexuality and identity. More...

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A community resource on financial planning

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In 2009, when Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in Maryland launched its Community Financial Center, the nation was in the middle of a mortgage crisis. More...

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Surprising students with hand-delivered acceptance letters

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho.  Signed, sealed and hand-delivered.
It's the new method of Wheaton College admissions. Instead of making accepted students wait for the "You're in!" email, or agonize over what a small envelope could mean in the digital age, the Massachusetts liberal arts college is resurrecting a messaging system that predates even snail mail: face-to-face communication. More...

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