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Creating active learning spaces
UB Tech® 2019 partners with FLEXspace to feature sessions on active learning spaces.
ICYMI: 5 change management strategies for higher ed programs
How administrators lead faculty through academic program eliminations and additions.
CNY businesses hope Syracuse “builds local”
More than 160 locally owned business enterprises introduced themselves to many departments within Syracuse University who could potentially buy their goods or services in the future.
Bill to pay college athletes advances through Calif. Senate
A landmark bill from California Congresswoman Nancy Skinner that would allow college athletes to get money from endorsements moved one step closer to becoming a reality.
Meet the students who are earning a college degree — in high school
Early-college high schools are structured around students working towards their associate’s degree.
This session, higher ed got less than requested, but also real money
Funding for higher education was the only budget bill state lawmakers passed before the end of the session.
Students abruptly end 5-day State House sit-in over higher ed funding
The fifth day of a State House demonstration organized by UMass Amherst students ended abruptly, after their loud chanting clashed with a nearby ceremony honoring 15 fallen service members.
Court: It’s OK to suspend student accused of sex assault while he waits for hearing
Detroit Free Press
It was acceptable for Michigan State University to suspend a student while it waited to hold a live hearing on whether he sexually assaulted a fellow student, a federal court ruled.
Opinion & Analysis
There’s more to college than getting into college
Applying to schools has become an endless chore—one that teaches students nothing about what really matters in higher education.
We are applauding the ‘gift’ of an affordable education. Something has gone wrong.
The New York Times
The Morehouse College class of 2019 will walk into adult life unburdened by student debt. What about everyone else?
Attracting four-year students for the summer
Community College Daily
An increasing number of four-year college and university students have been enrolling at community colleges during the summer to take a course — or two or three.
NIU’s Supermileage team earns international recognition
Northern Illinois University’s supermileage team gets international recognition.
University of Pittsburgh implements Oracle ERP Cloud
The University of Pittsburgh, a higher ed institution, has selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to support its mission to advance teaching, research and public service.
St. John’s University president to step down
Michael Hemesath, who has led St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., since 2012, will step down in August.
Laredo College President gains more control
The board of trustees at Laredo College has given hiring and firing responsibilities to its president, a move that’s caused some to question.
Robert Morris’ first endowed chair named for former ATI president
Robert Morris University announced the creation of its first endowed professorship, in honor of the recently retired president and CEO of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated.
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