Posts Categorized: Newslink

Harvard B-School Dean Plans to Step Down

Comings and Goings … Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced he will step down from the post in June 2020, after more than 30 years at the B-school, including 10 as dean. U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown—who had defeated Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in 2010 to become a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, then lost the seat in 2012 to Elizab...

House May Subpoena Ed Secretary

DC Shuttle ... DeVos Declines to Testify Before House Panel; Subpoena Possible. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turned down House Education Committee Chair Bobby Scott's (D-VA) request that she testify in front of the committee in regard to the Education Department's role in the erroneous collection of student loans from former Corinthian College students. House Democrats scheduled a heari...

Mary Grant to Leave EMK Institute

Comings and Goings ... The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate announced that Mary K. Grant will step down as its president and CEO and return to higher education. She will be succeeded on an interim basis at the institute by entrepreneur and turnaround specialist Art Buckland. Grant was awarded a 2014 New England Excellence Award while president of Massachusetts Colleg...

Hassan Co-Sponsors Bill to Boost Dual Enrollment

DC Shuttle ... Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Expand Dual Enrollment. U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Fast Track To and Through College Act that would create a grant program to help more students earn college credits while still in high school. Under the bill, states would be able to compete for grants to implement comprehensive early-college progra...

FAFSA Simplification Advances; Plus DeVos Under Fire

DC Shuttle ... Alexander Introduces Bipartisan Standalone FAFSA Bill. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) outlined a new higher education strategy on the Senate floor, introducing a bipartisan bill with Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA simplification has been a top priority for the chai...

Brown to Exit Stage at Berklee College of Music

Comings and Goings ... Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown announced he will leave the post he has held since 2004 on May 31, 2021. The third president in Berklee's nearly 75-year history, Brown oversaw opening a campus in Valencia, Spain, the launch of the college's first master’s programs, and the 2016 merger with the Boston Conservatory to create the Boston Conservatory at ...

Biz Leaders Urge Trump, Congress to Spur Immigration of Skilled Workers

DC Shuttle ... B-School Deans, CEOs Send Trump Letter About Immigration. More than 6o top business school deans and CEOs published an open letter to the White House and Congress asking for changes to immigration policies and visa laws. The letter warns that the U.S. is falling behind in global competition for highly skilled workers. The deans and CEOs ask the prominent government officials to e...

Mass. Higher Ed Commish Santiago to Chair National Group of State Higher Ed Executive Officers

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago was named chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Executive Committee, effective Oct. 1. The committee shapes the group's federal priorities and strategies for communications with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies. Before assuming the Massachusetts co...

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees in New England

As a follow up to our recent report Published Tuition and Fees at New England Public Colleges and Universities, 2018-19, this article explores out-of-state tuition and required fees in New England ... Imagine a prospective student living in Vermont. Their most affordable college option is a public university in Vermont. By staying in-state and attending the University of Vermont, this student...

Tuition Break Offerings Reach New High

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)'s Tuition Break has announced a record number of programs approved for the 2020-21 academic year–a total of more than 1,200. Through Tuition Break, aka the Regional Student Program (RSP), students become eligible to pay a significantly lower tuition rate, instead of the regular out-of-state tuition, when they enroll in approved programs at out...