Posts Categorized: Events

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gabby Giffords, Senators King, Mitchell Among NE Commencement Speakers

Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, will keynote the undergraduate commencement of the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Public health advocate Karen A. Daley, who was president of the American Nurses Association, will address Rivier University’s commencement ...

Going Forward on Going Forward: Cue the Commencement Speaker Announcements

Albright While parts of New England were digging out from several feet of snow, a few of the region's colleges were naming their spring commencement speakers—and not surprisingly, some of the early birds are national figures ...Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the commencement address at Tufts University on May 17 at 9 a.m. on the academic quad of Tufts’ M...

Reactions Swirl Ahead of SOTU Pitch for Tuition-Free Community College

President Obama will outline a plan during next week's State of the Union address to make the first two years of community college tuition-free. The president's proposal—if adopted by the Republican Congress—could smooth America's notorious educational inequity while acknowledging that some college education is as important economically today as high school education was nearly a cent...

Bridgewater State to Celebrate 175th with Call for Papers on Teacher Prep

Bridgewater State University is celebrating its 175th anniversary as one of the first teacher-preparation institutions in the U.S. Founded by Horace Mann as one of the first "normal" schools in America, the university is hosting a conference on the history of teacher preparation. The conference will be held on March 26, 2015, on the university campus in Bridgewater, Mass.. The college is holding...

Season’s Meetings: A Few Coming Events in New England Higher Ed and Beyond

Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will deliver the next Shepard Lee lecture on "Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People" on Monday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Taskforce will meet with corporate leaders at a national cybersecurity event on "Educating...

New England Midterms Roundup

State Capital Notes ... The midterm elections brought New England two new governors. Rhode Island elected its first woman governor, Democrat Gina Raimondo. Massachusetts elected Republican Charlie Baker, a former Harvard Pilgrim CEO and official in the Weld and Cellucci administrations, including a time as secretary of administration and finance. The other four New England states reelected incumb...

Meeting Up

Some upcoming events of interest ... Dan Sichel, professor of economics at Wellesley College and former senior official at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve, will present The Financial Crisis, the Great Recession, and the Long Road Back at Clark University on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson Academic Center. Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland wi...

New England Higher Ed Group to Honor Head of New England Council Among Annual Excellence Awardees

New England Council President James T. Brett will be among luminaries recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in March 2015 at the regional organization's 13th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and th...

Lumina to Hold Webcast on New “Degree Qualifications Profile”

Lumina Foundation will convene education experts nationwide for a webcast on Wednesday, Oct. 8, marking the launch of a new version of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). The profile defines clear learning outcomes for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees that reflect a quality postsecondary education which will serve students well as they prepare for further educ...

Excellence 2015!

Now accepting nominations ... The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is now seeking nominations for our twelfth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Five regional awards and six state merit awards will be presented to the recipients on the evening of Friday, March 13, 2015 in Boston. Nominees should be individuals, programs or organizations i...