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Published by: University Business 10/7/2016
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Detroit Free Press

The school rolled out not only an overall strategic plan, but also plans for each of the university's 49 individual schools, colleges, academic units and departments.  Read more>>

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Boston Herald

Merrimack College wants to work with other area schools in an effort to shut down the Clown Watch Twitter account they say is encouraging disruptive hoaxes and forcing police responses.  Read more>>

Albuquerque Journal

Republican and Democratic members of the House attended closed-door caucus meetings, after Democratic lawmakers voiced strong objections to proposed 5.5 percent spending cuts for the University of New Mexico and other higher education institutions.  Read more>>

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From UB Magazine
Rethinking college tuition remission

Nancy Mann Jackson

Almost 90 percent of colleges and universities offer tuition remission benefits to their employees and employees’ dependents. And with college tuition costs skyrocketing, that benefit has become increasingly sought-after—but expensive for the institution.  Read more>>

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The number of high school students taking classes offered by the San Diego Community College District has quadrupled in the past year, bringing the total to more than 2,000.  Read more>>

The Daily Star

The new initiative for higher education that the Louisiana Board of Regents has begun was a topic of concern for some attending Southeastern Louisiana University's recent Faculty Senate meeting.  Read more>>

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Executive Job of the Day
Director of graduate admissions

Canisius College

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U.S. News and World Report

Congress will soon review new legislation focused on student loan counseling, taxation and employer repayment options as well as the FAFSA.  Read more>>

TechCrunch

Educational technology is making a bold mark on the development of higher education. If we define success by user interest and adoption, there have been at least a few major successes in higher education in the past five years.  Read more>>

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New Jersey 101.5

In a national survey of students at 34 higher education institutions across the United States, 48 percent reported food insecurity in the previous month. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of reliable access to sufficient affordable and nutritious food. Twenty-two percent reported very low levels of food security.  Read more>>

ArkansasOnline.com

The number of students at Arkansas' colleges and universities has slipped by nearly 5 percent since fall 2012, in part because fewer students are enrolling at the state's two-year colleges.  Read more>>



Industry News
NWI.com

Ivy Tech Community College Valparaiso President Aco Sikoski is proud of their $600,000 investment in new state-of-the-art equipment that will keep their students competing in the job market for decades to come.  Read more>>

CITGO

Fifteen college-bound students from three Lemont area high schools were awarded a CITGO Fueling Education Scholarship for excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The students received their award from Peter Collarelli, Government and Public Affairs Manager and were recognized by their peers during a school assembly.  Read more>>

Semcasting

Carnegie Communications and Semcasting, partners in higher education digital advertising, are pleased to announce the introduction of the Mobile Footprints technology-expanding the reach and power of IP and mobile device targeting.  Read more>>

HLT

Higher Learning Technologies, which makes mobile learning tools for nursing, dental and other students announced the release of a new app – Prescription Drugs: Top 300.  Read more>>

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The Washington Post

Robert L. Caret left Massachusetts, where he had served as president of the five-campus state system, a year ago to lead a network of universities twice that size. Caret started his tenure as Maryland’s new chancellor with tough fiscal decisions before him.  Read more>>

Al.com

Gregory G. Fitch has led the state's coordinating board for higher education since July 2006. He had notified ACHE commissioners in June of his retirement plans.  Read more>>

Dallas News

Days after her resignation, Baylor University's first full-time Title IX coordinator said that the institution set her up "to fail from the beginning."  Read more>>