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Connecticut’s Levinson Retiring; Conway Leaving UMaine Law for Penn State; New Leader at All4Ed

Comings and Goings ... The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system announced that David Levinson will retire from his positions as president of Norwalk Community College and vice president of community colleges for the system on June 30. He will serve as Presidential Fellow from July 1 to June 30, 2020. NEBHE honored Levinson's accomplishments with a 2018 Excellence Award. ...

Your Friends on the Hill

DC Shuttle ... New Democratic Members of House Education Committee Announced. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats selected 14 new members of the House Committee on Education and Labor. The new members are Josh Harder (D-CA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Susie Lee (D-NV), Andy Levin (D-MI), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Joseph D. Morelle (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Kim ...

MIT, Brown U Officials Tapped to Lead Boston Fed Board

Comings and Goings ... Phillip L. Clay, professor emeritus of city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for 2019, and Brown University President  Christina Hull Paxson became deputy chair. The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education named Edward Lambert Jr., former Fall River, Mass., mayor and vice chancellor f...

Newly Elected Governors Name Key Advisors

Comings and Goings ... Newly elected Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont nominated state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, current co-chair of the Legislature’s Education Committee and NEBHE delegate, to lead the state Office of Early Childhood. Lamont also nominated state Sen. Tim Larson, executive director of Tweed New Haven-Regional Airport, to lead the state Office of Higher Education, which adm...

In Maine, Page to Turn and a New Commish

Comings and Goings ... University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced he plans to retire from the post at the end of the current academic year in 2019, seven years after becoming the first Maine native and university system alumnus to lead the system. As chancellor, he has led investment in academic programs to meet the state’s need for workers in specific fields such as nurs...

On the Road Again … Talkin’ Policy with Our Friends

NEBHE’s Policy & Research Team has been on the road this fall sharing current work and gathering valuable insights on these projects from our New England higher education colleagues. Here are just a few of our stops … Street creds? On Oct. 24, Candace Williams, director for strategic initiatives, and Stafford Peat, senior consultant, engaged a full house of online and continuing ed...

Data Connection: Immigration, Politics, Jobs, Absenteeism and Fishing

From time to time, we revive the collection of facts and figures called “Data Connection” that we had published quarterly for nearly 20 years in the print editions of The New England Journal of Higher Education (formerly Connection). The latest … Estimated percentage of children in Cambridge, Mass., who have at least one foreign-born parent: 40% Cambridge Community Foundation Numb...

Babson, Salve Name New Leaders

Comings and Goings ... Babson College’s Board of Trustees named former Philadelphia University president and Jiffy Lube co-founder Stephen Spinelli Jr. to be the 14th president of the private Massachusetts business college where he earned an MBA and served as professor and administrator, including as vice provost for entrepreneurship and global management. He will succeed Kerry Healey, wh...

Canceling Debt for Students Whose Colleges Shut Down

DC Shuttle ... Education Department Announces Cancellation of Debt for Students of Closed Colleges. The U.S. Department of Education announced that it plans to expunge the federal student loans of borrowers whose colleges closed while they were attending. The department said it will cancel the loans of about 15,000 borrowers who qualified for loan discharges, but who haven't yet applied. Those ...

Another Chair for Raimondo … and D’Allesandro

Comings and Goings ... Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who chaired NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability, was elected chair of the Democratic Governors Association. New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, a former NEBHE delegate and chair, was elected national chair of the Council of State Governments. D'Allesandro has authored NEJHE articles on topics ranging fr...