Academic Leadership

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Northeastern putting down stakes across the country

Northeastern University is going south and west: It plans to open a regional campus in Charlotte, N.C., today and a similar outpost in Seattle within the year, with hopes of eventually planting flags in Austin, Minneapolis, the Silicon Valley area, and beyond.

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A Better Community Starts With Better Education (Opinion)

College isn’t worth it. That was the message from a Pew Research Center study this year that reported 57 percent of Americans think the higher education system doesn’t give students a good value for the thousands of dollars in tuition and expenses they spend.

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Higher Education Builds Growing Presence Uptown

For years, Charlotte leaders have coveted a larger footprint for higher education inside the center city.

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College Park Leaders Laud Proposed Merger Between State's Largest Research Universities

In contrast to Baltimore hearing, they say combination of campuses would remove barriers to collaboration

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Bloomberg Terminals Give Univ. of North Texas Students Edge

With the stock ticker scrolling in the new trading room of the University of North Texas’ Business Leadership Building, the Student Investment Group got its first training session on the Bloomberg terminals Friday.

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How Cal State U East Bay Made List Of Competitive Colleges

One of the nation's most competitive universities - tied for 39th place with UC Berkeley in a new ranking, and tougher to get into than Tufts - is an unlikely campus in that cutthroat category: Cal State East Bay.

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UC Davis Announces Major Partnership With Chinese Genetics Research Institute

UC Davis announced a major partnership today with a world-renowned Chinese genetics research institute, a move that could jump-start the Sacramento area's life-sciences industry.

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Educators Aim To Eliminate Need For Remedial College Work

Educators across Ohio will team up to ensure that more high school graduates are ready for college-level work, instead of taking remedial math and English when they arrive on campus.

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12 Nebraska Colleges Create Civic Engagement Group

Twelve Nebraska colleges and universities are creating an affiliate to a national organization that promotes service learning and civic engagement among college students.

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What Should Be the Role of America’s Public Colleges and Universities? (Opinion)

My views on higher education are very similar to my views on medical care: we suffer from excessive cost growth driven by credentialism, third-party payment, a lack of transparency, and overreliance on inefficient public institutions. Vance Fried of Oklahoma State University has offered the definitive critique of how federal higher education policy shapes this landscape.

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