Posts Categorized: Trends

College in Vt.’s Northeast Kingdom to Give Sterling Lesson in Food, Farms

Sterling College will serve up a new academic program in farm-to-table food studies in summer 2011.“Vermont’s Table: Farming, Cooking, and the Rural Experience” will combine hands-on culinary training using local vegetables and meats with in-depth examination of Vermont farms, cheesemakers and agricultural businesses. The program will include courses in Whole Farm Thinking and Fa...

Small Revenue Gains in NE States Not Enough to Stanch Ed Bleeding

The good news is that the New England states are showing slight gains in revenue collections. The bad news is that it will not be enough to stave off a new round of budget cuts for the coming fiscal years. States are preparing budgets for FY12 and FY13 while addressing shortfalls in FY11 budgets. Most states have spent stimulus funds to avoid massive layoffs in K-12 districts and higher education....

New Ed Leaders: Glenn is Favorite to Head Northern Essex CC; McQuillan Leaving Conn. Post

Trustees at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts seemed poised to choose Lane Glenn to succeed David Hartleb, who is retiring in June after 15 years as president.Glenn has been vice president of academic affairs since 2006 at the 7,439-student college with campuses in Haverhill, Mass., and Lawrence, Mass. Before joining Northern Essex, he was dean of academic and student service...

UMaine Augusta Brings Information Services Education to Remote Pacific Islands

The University of Maine at Augusta found a new niche for its online program in Information and Library Services thousands of miles away in Micronesia.UMA has partnered with Palau Community College to bring its bachelor’s program to students in Micronesia.UMA is also helping the community college build an online format for its associate degree program to make it more accessible to residents o...

UConn Names Female Leader; Two Green Champions Depart NE Presidencies

The University of Connecticut appointed Susan Herbst as its first female president. Herbst was executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia and, before that, acting president of the State University of New York at Albany. Her brother, Jeffrey Herbst, is president of Colgate University.Meanwhile, New England will have to learn to live without two of...

Student Debit Card Programs: Friend or Foe?

The rising cost of tuition, the loan burden, the diminished grant availability—these usually come to mind when the subject is paying for college. Surprisingly, though, many students are actually entitled to thousands of dollars in refunds, usually paid when students borrow more then they need to, or when late federal aid arrives supplementing already paid tuition fees.The distribution of the...

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...

NEBHE Event: “Higher Education Sustainability Summit 2010: A Climate Change on Campus”

We extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who attended NEBHE's annual sustainability summit, A Climate Change on Campus, held Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can download the conference agenda, sponsor information, and photos and biographies of all the panel speakers as well as the PowerPoint presentations they gave during the conference. (The ...