19 février 2017

Endowment returns sink lowest since the financial crisis

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. University endowments posted the lowest investment returns since the 2008 financial crisis, yet schools upped their spending in fiscal 2016, according to a survey released Tuesday by CommonFund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. More...

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Shrinking enrollment puts pressure on higher ed in WNY

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It’s one of the biggest dichotomies in higher education today: As the need for college-educated workers grows, the number of people attending college in Western New York continues to shrink. More...

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Learning from European apprentice models

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. U.S. community colleges interested in starting apprenticeships can learn a lot from longstanding programs in Europe. More...

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Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. President Donald Trump's immigration ban had repercussions Monday at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest, with officials urging some students and scholars not to leave the country. More...

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Wanted: Factory workers, degree required

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. More...

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Colleges discover the rural student

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. On a late-autumn Sunday, a bus pulled out of El Paso at 3 a.m. carrying 52 sleepy students and parents from western Texas and New Mexico. A few had already driven several hours to get to El Paso. More...

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Did an Ivy League place just get easier for Indian applicants?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The number of Indian students heading to the U.S. for their college education has increased by 52% in the last two years. More...

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Wheaton offers scholarship to refugees banned from traveling to U.S.

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Wheaton College will begin offering a full scholarship to one refugee annually with special preference to candidates living in countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban. More...

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Leapfrogging in higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. And yet, in just a few short years, China’s telecommunications progress came to define what we now describe as “leapfrogging” — pioneering the application of new technologies to bypass the older framework in place to unlock their 1.5 billion citizens’ economic potential. More...

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Libyan college student sues President Trump over travel ban

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A Libyan man studying business at the Community College of Denver has filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver against Donald Trump claiming the president’s travel ban violates his religious and due process rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. More...

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