Posts Categorized: News

Data Connection: State Work, Guns, Sports

  In January, we revived 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. The latest ... Change in Connecticut State University System (CSUS) "administrative and residual" staff, fiscal 2006 to fiscal 2011: -15% Connecticut State University System Change in...

Faculty Raises Sluggish in Tough Economy

Median faculty pay did not increase this year at public colleges and universities, and inched up just 2% at private institutions, according to a study from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).The CUPA-HR’s annual National Faculty Salary Survey covers more than 800 four-year institutions nationwide and includes salary data from well over 200,000 f...

Members of Congress, Filmmaker Ken Burns Among Spring Speakers Scheduled by NE Biz Group

The New England Council announced a slate of events for spring 2011 … Congressional Roundtable Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Monday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford, Conn. Congressional Roundtable Breakfast with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) on Thursday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., law firm...

Delinquents: Student Borrowing Behavior

Students who left postsecondary institutions before earning a degree or certificate—and students who attended two-year and for-profit institutions—faced delinquency on their student loans at much higher rates than their peers, according to a new study released by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing,...

New England Colleges Respond to Japan Disaster

Following last week's 8.9 magnitude earthquake off Northeastern Japan, continuing aftershocks and a massive tsunami, colleges and universities are keeping a close eye on that part of the world. Below are some updates from New England institutions. Boston University's Daily Free Press reports BU students in Tokyo O.K. 19 Yale Students Safe in Tokyo, reports The New Haven Register WTNH says two C...

The Art of Coming and Going: Sloan to Leave MassArt

Massachusetts College of Art and Design named Dawn Barrett to be its next president, succeeding Kay Sloan, who will retire after 15 years as president. Barrett is currently dean of the Architecture and Design Division at Rhode Island School of Design. MassArt trustees named Sloan president emerita. She created The New Partnership for MassArt, a pioneering financial and governance model that lev...

Spring Peepers: NE Campuses Begin Naming Speakers for Commencement

It's happening again: New England colleges and universities are assembling the academics, business gurus, heads of state and, of course, celebs, who make the region's spring college commencements the world's best regional lecture series. Some stars of this year's commencement season so far (in order of appearance) ...****Marc A. Nivet, the chief diversity officer at the Association of American Med...

Complete College America Launches State Grants for Innovative Ways to Boost Degrees

Complete College America launched the Completion Innovation Challenge, a $10 million competitive grant program for states to significantly boost college completion and close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.A national organization whose mission is to work with states to increase the number of Americans with college degrees or certificates of workplace value, Complete ...

Food for Thought: A Fresh, Local School Reform

The National Farm-to-School Network was awarded a $250,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Agreement Contract to expand farm-to-institution work throughout the six New England states.Demand for fresh local food has been rising not only from schools but also from colleges and hospitals as people seek healthy foods while supporting local farmers and reducing the environmental impacts ...

How College Students Spend Their Time: Sleep First, Class Later

Findings presented in the latest issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity put a new twist on the adage “the harder you work, the luckier you get.” In fact, it may be true that the older you are, the harder you work.The latest issue of the data-rich newsletter published monthly by higher education analyst Thomas G. Mortenson and his colleagues explores “Time Use of Full-Time...