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Fairfield Announces Commencement Speakers

Fairfield University announced that Harvard University executive VP Katherine Lapp, and University of Texas cancer researcher James Abbruzzese, M.D., will address the university’s 60th commencement on Sunday, May 23, on Bellarmine Lawn. Lapp will address undergraduates at 9:30 a.m. Abbruzzese will address graduate students at 3 p.m. For more, click here....

WPI Tuition to Increase by 3.4%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced it will increase undergraduate tuition and fees by 3.4%, to $38,700, for the 2010-11 academic year. Last year's 2.9% increase was the lowest percentage increase at WPI in nearly 20 years, and considerably lower than the U.S. average of 4.4%. WPI has maintained a "frost" on staff positions, replacing departing staff or adding new positions only in the most ...

Think Tank Says Minimum Wage Hikes Keep Less-Educated Out Of Workforce

Federal and state increases in the minimum wage, such as the 40% increase between July 2007 and July 2009, have priced many less-educated Americans out of the workforce, according to the Employment Policies Institute. New data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show U.S. unemployment at 9.7%, but 14.5% for Americans without a high school diploma. An analysis by the Washington, D.C.-based...

NH Educators to Explore Making Excellence Inclusive

The University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire College & University Council will hold a one-day "New Hampshire Diversity Summit, Making Excellence Inclusive: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire" on Friday, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at UNH's Holloway Hall. The summit will explore ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and communit...

Skating Champion Kwan to Speak at SVC Commencement

Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history will keynote Southern Vermont College’s 83rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8. The winner of two Olympic medals and U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy recently went back to college, enrolling as a graduate student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of International Affairs. For more, click here....

Conn. Higher Ed Dept Unveils Online Financial Literacy Game

At the March 17 meeting of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Commissioner Michael Meotti and Associate Director Mark French demonstrated a new online financial literacy game, called Who Wants to Be Financially Responsible? The interactive course, found at flip.ctdhe.org, designed to help young adults become more confident in managing financial matters, is a collaborative effort by th...

New England Center at UNH To Become Student Housing

One of the two towers that comprise the hotel and conference center at the University of New Hampshire, known as the New England Center, will become housing for more than 170 students. UNH announced last summer that the hotel, conference center and restaurant would close in June 2010 for financial reasons. Turning the center into a dorm called “Adams Tower West” offers a financial solu...

Bryant U Names New VP for Academic Affairs

Bryant University appointed University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor José-Marie Griffiths of the to be Smithfield, R.I. institution’s next vice president of academic affairs, effective in June. Currently a professor in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Sciences and deputy director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute,...