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Experts Discuss How To Encourage Student To Get Higher Degrees

Iowa and other Midwestern states must better prepare their high school graduates for a post-secondary education and encourage more students to seek that education to help meet a pending deficit of educated workers, one higher education expert said Monday.

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Tulane, Mexican College To Establish Joint Programs, Student Exchanges

Tulane Unviersity and a Mexico City college will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday in New Orleans that will lead to joint academic activities and exchanges of faculty, students and other school personnel.

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Louisiana State U Health System Begins Switch To Online Patient Records Statewide

The Louisiana State University Health System, which has operated with paper records to keep track of patient care, has launched what authorities promise will eventually grow into the nation's first public statewide electronic medical system.

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Are Education Colleges 'A Cartel' Standing In The Way Of Academic Improvement?

It was a pretty bold statement: Colleges of education are a cartel, with no competition, no transparency and no external pressure to change.

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In Reversal, UMDNJ Endorses Plan To Merge Parts Of School With Rutgers University

The presidents of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey said today they are now working together on a merger between parts of the schools — signaling that a decade-long standoff on the controversial proposal may be over.

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UC Davis To Start Up Entrepreneur Institute

The University of California, Davis, announced Tuesday that it is launching a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Winds Of Economic Change Blow Away College Degree: Peter Orszag

Many parents in the U.S. are legitimately concerned about the prospects for their college-age children.

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Takeover Of Baltimore International College Receives Preliminary Approval

Maryland panel clears Virginia-based Stratford University to take over operations of culinary college on Jan. 1

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Kentucky Bucks For Brains Program Wins National Award

Kentucky's higher education Bucks for Brains program has won a national award for being a model of how states and regions create high-paying jobs through investments in science, technology and innovation.

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Rutgers Beekeeping Class Looks To Grow N.J. Colonies, Trigger Interest In State Honey Bee Industry

As the class gathered around him, state apiarist Tim Schuler knelt on the ground and carefully removed a screen from a hive filled with 50,000 honey bees.

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