Posts Categorized: Newslink Type

Watch for New Bylines!

Get used to seeing some new bylines in NEJHE's online incarnation at nebhe.org.Besides insightful contributing writers, we will draw on the perspectives of NEBHE's staff, particularly Tuition Break program director Wendy Lindsay, our new director of policy and research Matthew Crellin, and NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas.Also meet our two communications assistants: Christine Cassis and S...

Dodd to UConn?

Could U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd be the next president of UConn? That's the question asked by the Hartford Courant's Capitol Watch blog one day after UConn President Michael Hogan announced he is leaving Storrs next month to become president of the University of Illinois....

College Crusade of RI Awards $1 Million

The College Crusade of Rhode Island awarded  $1.1 million in college scholarships to 349 Rhode Island students during the 2009-10 academic year. Most of the scholarship recipients are from low-income families in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket and attend colleges in New England....

Fairfield Announces Commencement Speakers

Fairfield University announced that Harvard University executive VP Katherine Lapp, and University of Texas cancer researcher James Abbruzzese, M.D., will address the university’s 60th commencement on Sunday, May 23, on Bellarmine Lawn. Lapp will address undergraduates at 9:30 a.m. Abbruzzese will address graduate students at 3 p.m. For more, click here....

WPI Tuition to Increase by 3.4%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced it will increase undergraduate tuition and fees by 3.4%, to $38,700, for the 2010-11 academic year. Last year's 2.9% increase was the lowest percentage increase at WPI in nearly 20 years, and considerably lower than the U.S. average of 4.4%. WPI has maintained a "frost" on staff positions, replacing departing staff or adding new positions only in the most ...

Conn. Higher Ed Dept Unveils Online Financial Literacy Game

At the March 17 meeting of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Commissioner Michael Meotti and Associate Director Mark French demonstrated a new online financial literacy game, called Who Wants to Be Financially Responsible? The interactive course, found at flip.ctdhe.org, designed to help young adults become more confident in managing financial matters, is a collaborative effort by th...

NH Educators to Explore Making Excellence Inclusive

The University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire College & University Council will hold a one-day "New Hampshire Diversity Summit, Making Excellence Inclusive: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire" on Friday, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at UNH's Holloway Hall. The summit will explore ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and communit...

New England Center at UNH To Become Student Housing

One of the two towers that comprise the hotel and conference center at the University of New Hampshire, known as the New England Center, will become housing for more than 170 students. UNH announced last summer that the hotel, conference center and restaurant would close in June 2010 for financial reasons. Turning the center into a dorm called “Adams Tower West” offers a financial solu...