Posts Categorized: News

NEBHE Publishes 2018-19 Tuition and Fees Report and Interactive Data Platform

Average price for state residents reaches $5,466 at New England’s public two-year colleges, $11,845 at public four-year institutions ... NEBHE has created an interactive data interface to publish regional data corresponding with NEBHE reports. Click below to explore state-by-state tuition and fees data as well as regional averages year-to-year. Click here for interactive tuition and fees data!...

Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship Recipients for 2019-20

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce the awarding of three NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Through the generosity of the Chinese government, this scholarship offers qualified New England students the opportunity to study at Chinese universities with a full scholarship. After a competitive awarding process, three New Eng...

Two NH Community College Leaders Stepping Down

Coming and Goings ... Pelema I. Morrice stepped down as president of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire after one year in the position. Community College System of NH Chancellor Ross Gittell was expected to recommend Cathryn Addy as interim president, subject to approval by the system's board of trustees. Addy served one year as interim president of NHTI-Concord’s Community Colleg...

On the Climate Crisis: Urgency Isn’t Enough

In May, NEJHE posted A Modest Proposal to Save the Planet, in which a lawyer, an environmentalist and a college success expert called on nonprofit organizations with endowments over $1 billion to invest 10% of their endowments in corporations whose primary business activity is building and operating alternative energy systems based upon the endless supply of the sun's energy and the wind. They con...

Ali Shuffles to IDG

Coming and Goings ... Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali, a key member of NEBHE's Commission on Higher Education & Employability,  stepped down as CEO and board member of the Boston-based data protection company to lead International Data Group, a technology media, events and research company. Angela M. Salas, former associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University Southe...

Olin College’s First Employee, its President, Will Step Down in a Year; New Prez at Hampshire Plots Rebound

Comings and Goings ... Olin College President Richard K. Miller announced he will step down on June 30, 2020, after 21 years leading the unique engineering college, where he was the first employee. Miller was appointed in 1999 after the F.W. Olin Foundation announced plans to create a college from scratch and began an experiment to educate engineers differently, emphasizing principles of te...

NEBHE to Launch New England-Wide Initiative on “Upskilling Adult Workers” with Support from Strada Education Network

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is launching “Upskilling New England: Bridging the Gap Between Workers, Educators and Employers,” with support from Strada Education Network (Strada). For more information, contact Candace Williams, NEBHE's director of policy research & strategic initiatives, at cwilliams@nebhe.org  617-533-9530. The three-part initiative will begin ...

Briefly Noted … Complete the FAFSA

New NEBHE brief explores "Closing the FAFSA Gap: FAFSA Completion Rates Among New England’s Low-Income Students" ... Students in the U.S. who do not file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) miss out on $24 billion of federal aid every year, despite being eligible for that assistance. First-generation, low-income students are more likely to pass up this support because they ha...

Teachers Sue DeVos for Deliberately Mismanaging Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

DC Shuttle ... Lawsuit Filed Against Secretary DeVos. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging deliberate mismanagement of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The PSLF program, authorized by Congress in 2007, was designed to enable qualifying public service workers to discharge the balance on their stu...

Maine’s 2019 Legislative Session Produces Less Rancor, More Healthcare

Maine lawmakers adjourned the 2019 legislative session, passing a two-year budget of $8 billion for FY20 and FY21, absent the partisan rancor of previous years. The budget contains no tax increases or tax cuts. Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby (D-Lewiston) noted the budget committee cast more than 1,100 votes on budget line items with 99% being unanimous. The budget was the first for new Demo...