URI Gets $212k Shot in Arm for Vaccine Studies

A University of Rhode Island biotechnology professor was awarded a $212,000 grant to hire summer research fellows for vaccine studies. The grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allows 14 students and recent graduates from URI, Brown University, Bates College and the University of Connecticut to conduct research on vaccines against diseases ranging from Hepatitis C to  Lyme d...

Follow Colleges to the Most Livable Cities (and Low Taxes of Course)

The late Bob Woodbury graced the pages of NEJHE a few years ago when the journal was called Connection with a thoughtful scolding of U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings. The popular news magazine's college rankings, Bob noted, encourage perverse practices by rewarding colleges for generating too many applications, rejecting high percentages of them, and ultimately making few rea...

NEBHE Webinars to Help States Boost Attainment

NEBHE will present two webinars demonstrating new Student Flow Degree Attainment Projection Models that could help the states develop  plans for increasing postsecondary attainment.The models created by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) on behalf of NEBHE's New England 2025 project provide an important framework, conceptual model and statistical tool for ...

Brandeis, UConn Among NE Campuses Making Prez Moves

Brandeis University trustees named George Washington University Law School dean Frederick M. Lawrence to succeed Jehuda Reinharz as Brandeis president, beginning after Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence became dean of the GWU Law School in 2005, after nearly two decades teaching at the Boston University School of Law.University of Connecticut trustees appointed Philip E. Austin to serve as interim president...

NE Biz Group Announces July Events

The New England Council announced a slate of events for July ... Congressional Roundtable Breakfast with U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) on Tuesday, July 13, 8 to 9:30 a.m., K&L Gates, located at the State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston Forum on Cybersecurity, on Tuesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Microsoft Corp., Cambridge Congressional Roundtable Breakfast wit...

Bipartisan Support for DREAM Act

Amid mixed reaction to Arizona's immigration law, a new national poll reveals strong bipartisan support for the DREAM Act, federal legislation introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) that would provide undocumented students brought to the U.S. as children with the opportunity to earn permanent legal status.The undocumented students would have to meet certain requirem...

SHEEO Conference in Providence to Feature Martha Kanter, Higher Ed Leaders

Martha Kanter, under secretary in the U.S. Department of Education, and dozens of higher education leaders will speak at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) annual conference to be held at The Westin Providence in Providence, R.I., from Tuesday, Aug. 10 through Friday, August 13. Speakers will include: Spencer Foundation President Michael S. McPherson; Complete College America...

Reward Excellence! NEBHE Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce its ninth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards.Four regional excellence awards will be presented to individuals and organizations from higher education, government and business sectors who exemplify excellence in higher education in one or more of the following areas: leadership, innovation, diversity, partne...

Biotech Firms Still Brewing Work in Cambridge, Mass.

Cambridge, Mass., dominates the list of biotechnology firms with the most employees in New England—accounting for seven of the top 10 providers of biotech jobs in the region, reports the specialty newspaper Mass High Tech.With  12,000 total employees, Genzyme Corp. employed nearly 5,000 in New England and recently announced 502 job openings in Massachusetts. The second largest employer...

Endicott Grabs $400K Grant for Single Parents to Pursue Degrees

Endicott College was awarded a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Michigan to enhance a program that offers young, single parents the opportunity to pursue a college degree while living in designated on-campus housing with their children.In 1992, Endicott President Richard E. Wylie started a program for young, single parents, offering academic and personal services to help earn deg...