01 juillet 2016

Bridging the gap between federal loan entrance, exit counseling

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For many students, federal student loan entrance counseling is a blur of information that comes at a time when they are so overwhelmed with the matriculation process that they have little time to digest the information. More...

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ED delivers a blow to for-profit college watchdog

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Obama administration moved on Wednesday to terminate the ability of a 104-year-old accreditor to act as one of the gatekeepers of the roughly $130 billion in federal funds that annually flows to schools. More...

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World Bank grant to boost higher education in Rwanda

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete and the World Bank Country Manager Yasser El-Gamal Friday signed an International Development Association (IDA) credit agreement of $20 million (approximately Frw15.3 bn) to support centers of excellence in institutions of higher education. More...

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Tunnels and skyways boost sustainability, whether hot or cold outside

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Pedestrians and facilities managers both benefit when tunnels and skywalks are used to connect buildings. From the brutal winters of the upper Midwest to the burning summers of the Southwest, weather extremes impact people and energy consumption. More...

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Liberty psychology course omits LGBT content

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Liberty University special-ordered a psychology textbook to omit a section on sexual motivation and orientation, raising concerns among some students that the decision perpetuates a bias toward the gay community. More...

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Don’t judge Oregon Promise too soon

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The state of Tennessee is about a year ahead of Oregon in its effort to provide as much as two years’ community college tuition money to students who qualify. Its Tennessee Promise students are completing the first year of the program this spring; Oregon Promise students will begin this state’s first year in the fall. More...

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The changing terrain of higher education

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. American higher education is experiencing rapid and profound change from many different directions. Some of these changes are highly desirable, while others are necessary to reposition our colleges and universities in a changing world. More...

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Wrongdoing by colleges could erase student-loan debt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Proposed federal rules would make it easier for people who have been cheated or misled by a college to have their student-loan debt forgiven, U.S. Department of Education officials say. More...

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Is there a student debt crisis?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Overall, student debt has quadrupled within the past decade, to more than $1.3 trillion, and the average debt per borrower has risen to $26,900. There are major structural problems in American higher education, but debt is a symptom rather than the cause. More...

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When criticizing the Greek System, put blame where it belongs

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. While it is fashionable to criticize U.S. fraternities and sororities, some colleges and universities are doing more than chastising their Greeks. According to researchers at Bloomberg Business, 133 Greek chapters were shut down, suspended or otherwise punished during the spring of 2015 following alleged offenses. More...

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