14 mai 2016

Confederate monument to be removed from U. of Louisville campus

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Saying it no longer has a place in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey announced Friday morning that the 121-year-old Confederate monument on the Belknap campus is being removed. More...

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Oregon State Ecampus launches podcast on research literacy in higher education

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Oregon State University’s top-rated online education program has launched a weekly podcast, “Research in Action,” to address topics and issues facing researchers across the nation. More...

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What we need for our universities

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. VIRGINIA IS WHERE British Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown. It is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. It is home to both Thomas Jefferson’s alma mater and the University of Virginia, which he founded. More...

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American Student Assistance takes White House student debt challenge

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As part of the White House Student Debt Challenge, American Student Assistance, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, has committed to spreading the word about federal student loan income driven repayment (IDR) options to at least 1 million borrowers before the end of 2016. More...

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Demand for computer science degrees forces colleges to act

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Four years after graduating from the University of Washington, Audra Linsenmayer began to realize that the job opportunities were few for someone who had majored in English and psychology, as she had. More...

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Low-income, ‘first-gen’ college students benefit from extra boost

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Though we like to think of a college degree as an unqualified good, it isn’t always. Maybe even especially not so for those who are seen to be the greatest beneficiaries of a socioeconomic-boosting credential: low-income young people. More...

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Boston to cover community college tuition for BPS students

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Low-income students who graduate from Boston’s public high schools with at least a “C” average will be eligible for free tuition at community colleges in Charlestown or Roxbury under a plan announced Friday by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. More...

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College presidents' pay spurs debate: What's enough?

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When Gregory Crawford becomes Miami University’s president in June, his salary will be about 15 percent more than that of his predecessor. More...

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What’s a degree worth? Depends on what you study — and where

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In recent years much debate has arisen about the value of a college degree. Many argue that learning is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. But a great number of students and parents want to know the financial bottom line before they commit to enrolling in a college that could cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for a four-year degree. What is the payoff. More...

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As college prices soar, poorest students fall further behind

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Hundreds of food pantries cropping up on college campuses offer one stark symbol of the gulf between the experiences of rich and poor as they reach for the American dream. More...

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