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U.S. Education Department Rules Crack Down on For-Profit Colleges

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Reaches Consensus on 90/10 and Ability to Benefit Rules. After three months of negotiations between the U.S. Department of Education and higher education representatives, the department failed to reach consensus on all but two of the Biden administration’s seven regulatory proposals regarding higher education. The department did reach consensus on the new 90/10 rule, an...

Diverse Changes Around New England’s Second-Largest City

Comings and Goings ... Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced he will step down in May after eight years leading New England's second largest city. Augustus is credited with the city’s recent economic growth, including the development of Polar Park, home of the Worcester Red Sox, the minor league baseball team formerly based in Pawtucket, R.I. He has been criticized for the...

New England Lawmakers Convene to Explore Key Higher Ed Issues, from Food Insecurity to College Mergers 

Rather than return to the pre-Covid state of affairs, policy change is needed to strengthen each leg of the “three-legged stool” of community college success: students’ financial stability, learning inside the classroom, and wraparound support services on campuses, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger told the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Legislative Advi...

More Leadership Innovations

Comings and Goings ... In another example of increasingly common leadership innovations in higher education, University of New Hampshire President James W. “Jim” Dean Jr. will take on the additional role of interim chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, working with the presidents of Keene State College and Plymouth State University to advance the interests of the overall...

Uniting Teachers Unions … Plus Extending the Pause on Student Loans?

DC Shuttle ... Teachers Unions Unite. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced their plans to expand their partnership through a tentative affiliation agreement. This agreement includes combining union organizing activities between the two organizations, as well as the AFT’s contribution to the AAUP’s “nonunion ad...

Seven Sisters Act

Comings and Goings ... Mount Holyoke College President Sonya Stephens announced she will step down in August to become president of the American University of Paris. Stephens has worked at the South Hadley, Mass.-based Seven Sisters and Five Colleges institution since 2013 and became president in 2018, succeeding Lynn Pasquerella. Just a few days earlier, another Seven Sisters leader, Smit...

State of the States in New England, 2022 … Plus Some Key Points from the NEJHE Beat

"This Covid-19 pandemic has been part of our lives for nearly two years now. It’s what we talk about at our kitchen tables over breakfast in the morning, and again over dinner at night. It gets brought up in nearly every conversation we have throughout the day, and it’s a topic at nearly every special gathering we attend," Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee noted in his recent 2022 State of the St...

In Massachusetts, an Early Ed Exit

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Early Education and Care Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy resigned from the post where she led the process of opening emergency childcare during the early days of the pandemic and helping launch a statewide childcare Covid testing initiative in the Bay State. WGBH Educational Foundation President and CEO Jonathan Abbott announced he will step down af...

Innovative Presidential Arrangements

Comings and Goings ... The University of New Haven Board of Governors promoted an "innovative presidential transition plan" in which Steven H. Kaplan, who has been president of the university for the past 18 years, will become its first chancellor and CEO in July, while Sheahon Zenger, its director of athletics and recreation, will become interim president, overseeing day-to-day operations....

Boston Fed Marks Firsts with New CEO … MIT and Tufts Presidents Announce Plans to Leave Posts

Comings and Goings ... The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston named University of Michigan Provost Susan M. Collins to be the bank's next president and CEO. An international macroeconomist, Collins will be the first Black woman to lead a regional bank in the 108-year history of the Fed system. In addition to being the University of Michigan's provost and executive vice president for academic af...