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....

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 ...

Skating Champion Kwan to Speak at SVC Commencement

Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history will keynote Southern Vermont College’s 83rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8. The winner of two Olympic medals and U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy recently went back to college, enrolling as a graduate student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of International Affairs. For more, click here....