15 avril 2017

College is the goal. The problem? Getting there.

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. She was a blur of motion — leading the school step-dance team, working long hours after school at a beauty products store, mentoring younger students and caring for her siblings. More...

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Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Then when war broke out in Syria in 2011, he was forced to flee his hometown of Kobane for Lebanon, where he tried once again to get a university degree - this time juggling four jobs to pay for his tuition and make ends meet. More...

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15 percent of female undergraduates at UT have been raped, survey says

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Fifteen percent of undergraduate female students surveyed at the University of Texas at Austin said they've been raped, according to a statewide study that the UT system will soon release. More...

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'Snooki' college speaker fee bill passes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Six years after "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi earned $32,000 for a Rutgers University speaking gig, state lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would cap how state money is used to pay for speeches at public universities. More...

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Measuring college (un)affordability

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In a new report, the nonprofit Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) tackles those issues—and the numbers aren’t good: While students from the highest income quintile (earning around $160,000 or more) can afford about 90 percent of the more than 2,000 colleges studied, low- and moderate-income students (bringing in around $69,000 or less) can only afford 1 to 5 percent of those colleges. More...

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Company to offer employees free, on-site education through Lackawanna

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A new program will allow local employees of an information management and logistics company to earn a Lackawanna College associate degree at no cost. More...

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Good financial stewardship means fulfilling our educational missions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Greater fiscal stability for the nation’s colleges and universities can be achieved right inside our classrooms. That’s the important finding of a new paper released this month by the American Council on Education (ACE). More...

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Transgender college freshmen drink more, experience more blackouts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and conflicts such as arguments or physical fights. More...

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China and Israel tech ties grow closer

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. China and Israel tech collaboration just grew a little closer again with the signing of an initial $10 million investment by a Chinese conglomerate and an institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the University of Haifa to create three artificial intelligence centers in Beijing, Hangzhou and Haifa. More...

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Debate over campus carry continues

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. I have two high school seniors likely to end up at public campuses in Georgia next year, one at the University of Georgia and one at Georgia Tech. More...

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