14 mai 2016

Obama delivers Howard University commencement address

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Ray Bendici. President Obama delivered an impassioned call to civic action and responsibility at Howard University’s commencement Saturday, giving an upbeat assessment of the nation’s trajectory but cautioning that there remains “so much more work that needs to be done.” More...

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New study shows advances in higher education outcomes for African Americans

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Ray Bendici. The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy recently released a study examining trends in higher education based on family income, race/ethnicity, and family socioeconomic status. More...

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Why women’s colleges are still needed

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Meredith College, celebrating its 125th anniversary, recently adopted a new brand—“Going Strong”—that reflects its reputation, enrollment and financial strength. While Meredith’s fundraising and application rate are the highest in our history, several other women’s colleges have recently either gone coed or closed. More...

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Job growth surging for new college grads

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The pace of job creation slowed substantially last month, the Labor Department said Friday. More...

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Robot to sit China's national college entrance exam in 2017

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A robot is being designed to compete with 12th graders during the college entrance examination in 2017 and get a score qualifying it to enter first-class universities in China, according to Huaxi Metropolis Daily. More...

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Solving our skills gap problem

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain about their inability to fill skilled positions in their companies. More...

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Higher ed engineers the future

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Tim Goral. With unsafe lead levels in city water systems, injured military veterans in need of smart prosthetics, and a demand for sustainable sources of clean energy, our need for engineers has never been greater. More...

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College Affordability Diagnosis presents sobering picture of higher ed

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Families making less than $30,000 per year have to pay 47 percent of their income just go to to community colleges in Mississippi, after accounting for financial aid. In Minnesota, it’s 61.5 percent of family income, on average, among the bottom quintile of earners. More...

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Education, civic leaders commit to improving Hispanic student success

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The future for many Hispanic students may be brighter, thanks to a new initiative based at Lone Star College-University Park focused on boosting Hispanic student achievement and career attainment. More...

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How administrators can help manage five common risks

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Public and private schools across the country, from elementary schools to major universities, face many of the same risks, exposing the schools to financial and reputational loss, and leaving school administrators with the daunting task of mitigating those risks. More...

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