24 avril 2018

When you cut the humanities, what you lose is the human

University Business Magazine logoA few months after the end of spring quarter classes in 2016, one of my former Northwestern University students emailed that he had found an old copy of the essays of 16th-century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne on a trip to France. More...

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Trump University settlement now final as objector drops appeal

University Business Magazine logoA federal judge on Monday signed off on a $25 million agreement to settle fraud claims arising from Trump University, the now-defunct education venture of U.S. President Donald Trump, after a former student agreed to drop further appeals. More...

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As college costs rise, some Texas students go hungry. Will food scholarships help?

University Business Magazine logoJoel Philistin, a financial coach at Houston Community College, has had students come to his office hungry. Not on-a-diet hungry, or only-eating-ramen-noodles hungry. But so hungry they can’t concentrate in class. More...

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Spark451 launches Element451

University Business Magazine logoSpark451, a leading higher education enrollment technology and marketing firm, has announced the launch of Element451, an intelligent admissions marketing platform. More...

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How institutions can ensure their online offerings are up to scratch

University Business Magazine logoAdoption and offering of online programming is on the rise at postsecondary institutions across the United States and Canada, it’s continued growth being driven by a number of trends coming together. Of course, development, delivery and support of online programming requires a different set of competencies and priorities from institutional leaders than the more traditional face-to-face offerings that have been the bread and butter of higher learning academies for generations. More...

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Austin aims to become fashion hub with help from ACC, city funding

University Business Magazine logoAustin isn't currently known for being a fashion hub, but if the City of Austin and Austin Community College have anything to say about it, the city very well could be. The ACC Fashion Incubator, which will launch in the coming months at ACC's Highland Campus, received some of the equipment that will be used there: fashion industry-quality machines for the people in the incubator to use. More...

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Odem is a new startup using Blockchain to transform education

University Business Magazine logoWhether you agree with it or not, the current education system is broken. The cost of education has been skyrocketing over the past 10 years. It’s not just the tuition costs at elite universities like Harvard, in 2015, the average cost of tuition and fees at a private, non-profit, four-year university was $31,231—up sharply from $1,832 in 1971-1972 (in current dollars). More...

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Blue Prism works with the University of Manchester

University Business Magazine logoStaying true to their vision of building authentic, enterprise grade software, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), the pioneer in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has today launched its Global Academia Program, to empower students with the skills they need to participate in and shape the future of work. More...

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Even with scholarships, students often need extra financial help

University Business Magazine logoMichael Martinez still recalls the excitement he felt leaving his rural home in Wichita Falls, Tex., in 2000 to attend Princeton University. But the euphoria quickly turned to anxiety as he discovered that the scholarships and grants he had received didn’t cover many hidden costs, including school supplies and a winter coat. More...

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Students scramble, AG pledges inquiry, after Mount Ida announces closure

University Business Magazine logoThe state’s attorney general pledged over the weekend to examine the planned closure of struggling Mount Ida College, which will merge with UMass Amherst, as students and parents grappled with an uncertain future. More...

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