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MCPHS Announces Expansion in Worcester, Mass.

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services announced it will buy the property of the former Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester, Mass., to meet the demands of increasing enrollment and new undergraduate and graduate programs.Like the college's other recent projects in Worcester, the former hotel site at 10 Lincoln Square will be converted into academic and student space. As the Worcest...

Higher Ed Continues to Outpace Biz in Use of Social Media

Colleges and universities outpaced both the Fortune 500 and the Inc. 500 in adoption of social media in each of the past three years, according to a study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research.More than half of colleges and universities have blogs, compared with 22% of Fortune 500 and 42% of Inc. 500 fast-growing companies, according to the center's study.This...

Role of Unions in UMass Boston Project Becomes Issue in Gov’s Race

A Massachusetts  board's decision to use only union labor in a $750 million renovation at the University of Massachusetts Boston has become a hot issue on the state's campaign for governor.The University of Massachusetts Building Authority voted 9 to 2 to approve use of a Project Labor Agreement, a contract under which companies bidding on state projects pledge to use union workers and the w...

Needs of Asian-American Students Unveiled by National Report

Despite the myth that Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are universally high achieving, large groups of  AAPI students have low high school graduation rates and are underrepresented in certain sectors the workforce, according to a new report to be released by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) based at New York University....

Energy Dept. Grants $3M for Weatherization to Four N.E. Orgs

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $3 million in grants to four New England organizations to run weatherization training centers.The grants will provide job training to local workers in energy-efficiency retrofitting and weatherization services. Funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Fram...

Kodrzycki Appointed Director of Think Tank at Fed

Friend of NEBHE and frequent contributor to NEJHE, Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, was named  director of the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.Kodrzycki joined the Boston Fed in 1986 as an economist. Previously, she was senior economist and policy advisor in the bank's research department. She is also a former president and forecasting chair of the New England Econ...

Educators Convene at Babson to Talk About Tech in Education

Educators from around the world gathered at Babson College last week for a conference on topics ranging from campus connections to global classrooms.Sponsored by the multinational computer-maker Lenovo, conference sessions centered on a new participatory and social approach, with the podium  open to audience members.Keynote speakers for the three-day event included Cecilia D’Olive...

One in 10 NH Households Experiences Food Insecurity

Access to healthy food is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of New Hampshire, as grocery stores relocate and consolidate to cut down on costs, leaving some Granite State residents completely dependent on convenience and corner stores for basic goods The new study by Nena Stracuzzi and Sally Ward of the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute finds that more than 10% of New Ha...

Ed Spending in New England: The Outlook

Education spending for each of the New England states in fiscal 2011 will likely be affected by the national recession, with four of the six New England states already forced to make budget cuts to education in fiscal 2010, according to a new report by the National Governors Association (NGA).The NGA published its most recent twice-annual Fiscal Survey of States last week, reporting on the fiscal ...

Honoring David Knapp

The University of Massachusetts will honor the late David C. Knapp on Saturday, June 26 at 4 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center.Knapp died April 13. He served as UMass president from 1978 to 1990 and chaired NEBHE  from 1998 to 2000....