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As Leaves Change, So Do College Officials

College of the Atlantic President David F. Hales announced he will retire at the end of the academic year. During his tenure, the college became a carbon-neutral institution, expanded its faculty and diversified its academic programs. A search for a new president is underway for the 2011-12 academic year.Suffolk University President David Sargent, whose high pay captured regional and national hea...

Rutgers Over Harvard by a Hair

If you sometimes suspect college rankings are pushing the agenda of some untold sponsor, here's a poll whose sponsor is nakedly advertised: the "State of Scruff" Schick Hydro Hairiest Colleges Study from the makers of Schick Hydro® razors and Sperling's Best Places.The findings suggest Rutgers, Harvard, the University of South Florida, Georgetown and American University are the hairiest colleg...

Mismatch in the Marketplace: NEPPC Forum to Address Supply and Demand in Labor Force

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will host a free forum, titled "Mismatch in the Labor Market? Ensuring an Adequate Supply of Skilled Labor in New England," on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.Alicia Sasser Modestino, senior economist at the FRBB's New England Public Policy Center will describe the misalignment between the number of workers employed and the mix of skills needed in the ...

SREB Calls for 60% College Completion

In line with the priorities set forth by the Obama administration and the Lumina Foundation, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) released a report outlining the goals and policy initiatives needed to propel the 16 Southern states to 60% postsecondary degree and certificate attainment by the year 2025.In the preface to No Time to Waste, SREB President Dave Spence points to the looming gap ...

Working Wives’ Contributions to Total Family Income Rising, Says Carsey Institute

Employed wives brought home 47% of their family's total earnings in 2009, up from 45% in 2008, according to a new report by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.That “marks the largest single-year increase in 15 years,” according to the report Wives as Breadwinners: Wives’ Share of Family Earnings Hits Historic High during the Second Year of the Great Recession...

STEM PBL Enters Arizona

Members of NEBHE's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) PBL (Problem Based Learning) project recently visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., to film solar-energy production sites. The film will become part of a multimedia case study for use in high school and college classrooms. The STEM PBL project is funded by the Advanced Technological Education project of the Nation...

Risky Business?

Business professionals interested in learning how to better identify and manage financial risk can turn to a new master’s program in Financial Risk Management at the University of Connecticut.The program's location in Stamford, Conn., provides students with the opportunity to interact with finance professionals in Stamford and New York. Not only that, residents of Maine, Massachusetts, New H...

Special Policy Report: A High-Stakes Election for New England

Like the traditional four seasons in New England, election season has the potential to bring about stunning change. This year, races at the gubernatorial, federal and state legislative levels will have significant impacts on education and policy in the region for years to come.The political landscape in New England will be dramatically altered following the Nov. 2 midterm elections. At least four ...

Community Colleges Grappling with Rising Enrollments, Sinking Budgets; White House Takes Notice

In this recession, one market is thriving—community colleges. Just last week, the White House held the first-ever national summit for community colleges. President Obama proposed that by 2020, an additional 5 million adults will hold community college degrees and certificates and announced millions of dollars in privately funded grants. [Participate in our Forum on the president's goal f...

Education Pays … Still, says College Board

Over their lifetimes, holders of associate degrees earn almost 25% more than their peers who only completed high school. Bachelor’s degree holders earn around 66% more than those same high school-educated peers, according to Education Pays, the College Board’s compilation of data that emphasizes the personal benefits of pursuing higher education.College graduates have a much lower prob...