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A Supreme Hearing for Loan Forgiveness

DC Shuttle ... U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Student Debt Forgiveness Case in February. The Biden administration's plan to forgive up to $20,000 in debt for millions of federal student loan borrowers has sparked legal battles across the country. This week, the Supreme Court agreed “to decide whether the Biden administration had overstepped its authority with its plan to wipe out billions of doll...

Tufts University Names New President

Comings and Goings ... Tufts University named Johns Hopkins University Provost Sunil Kumar to be the Massachusetts institution's next president, succeeding Anthony Monaco in July 2023. Born in India, Kumar will be the first Asian American and first person of color to serve as Tufts president. He has previously served as dean at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a facu...

UConn Student Affairs Leader Heads to Georgetown, Plus Change at Region’s Largest Daily and in Mass. Biotech Sector

Comings and Goings ... University of Connecticut Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Eleanor “Elly” JB Daugherty announced she is leaving UConn in January to become vice president for student affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her duties in Connecticut will be split between current UConn employees, Pamela Schipani who will become interim a...

NEBHE Presents Inaugural New England Transfer Guarantee Enrollment Report

NEBHE’s Transfer Initiatives team is excited to present the inaugural New England Transfer Guarantee Enrollment Report. The groundbreaking initiative is fully operationalized in the southern New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as of 2021. The program enables eligible community college graduates to transfer into participating four-year institutions—admission guaran...

WPI Selects Materials Scientist as New Prez

Comings and Goings ... Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) selected materials scientist “Grace” Jinliu Wang as its 17th president, effective April 3, 2023. She succeeds Laurie Leshin, who served as WPI president for eight years before joining NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as director in May. WPI Provost Winston “Wole” Soboyejo has served as interim preside...

Data Connection: Diversity, Spelling, Book Bans, Legacy Admissions … and Other Indicators

Ranks of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine as the least diverse states in America based on measures of socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, religious and political diversity: 47th, 48th, 49th WalletHub Ranks of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire among the most expensive U.S. states to retire in: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 14th Bankrate Increase ...

Montserrat Prez to Take Museum Job

Comings and Goings ... Montserrat College President Kurt T. Steinberg announced he will step down as head of the arts college in Beverly, Mass. in January 2023 to become chief operating officer of the Peabody Essex Museum in neighboring Salem, Mass. Before joining Montserrat, Steinberg was interim president and executive vice president at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for 12 yea...

MIT Taps Duke Provost as President

Comings and Goings ... MIT selected Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth as its new president, succeeding L. Rafael Reif, who announced in February that he would resign after 10 years leading the world-famous research university. A cell biologist, Kornbluth will begin as MIT's 18th president on Jan. 1, 2023. The Boston Architectural College named Lindsay Hummer as its new vice p...

Higher Ed Changes in New England’s Second Biggest City … and Beyond

Comings and Goings ... The Assumption University Board of Trustees appointed Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Greg Weiner to be the college's next president. Weiner has served as the Worcester, Mass. Catholic college's interim president since April, when Francesco C. Cesareo announced his planned retirement. Worcester Polytechnic Institute appointed Stanley Horton as its direct...

A Third Karam to Chair UMass Trustees

Comings and Goings ... Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Stephen Karam, principal of the Fall River, Mass. benefit consulting group Karam Associates, to chair the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. He succeeds Robert Manning, who served as chair for the past seven years. Karam’s father, Robert Karam, and uncle, James Karam, both previously served as board chairs for the...