Posts Tagged: christine cassis

B-School Students Behaving Badly?

  The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education recently collaborated on a piece that investigated the concerns about undergraduate business students' study habits that are highlighted in the popular book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses and elsewhere. Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift, claim that business majors had the "weake...

NEBHE Convo on Excellence Awards, #NEBHEawards

The New England Board of Higher Education held its 9th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday, March 11, at the Long Wharf Marriott in Boston. But the conversation continued beyond the dinner, thanks to a variety of social media.To track our social media coverage, check out the links below: NEBHE’s Twitter page. NEBHE's staff: Check out Christine's, Shoshana...

Members of Congress, Filmmaker Ken Burns Among Spring Speakers Scheduled by NE Biz Group

The New England Council announced a slate of events for spring 2011 … Congressional Roundtable Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Monday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford, Conn. Congressional Roundtable Breakfast with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) on Thursday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., law firm...

New England Colleges Respond to Japan Disaster

Following last week's 8.9 magnitude earthquake off Northeastern Japan, continuing aftershocks and a massive tsunami, colleges and universities are keeping a close eye on that part of the world. Below are some updates from New England institutions. Boston University's Daily Free Press reports BU students in Tokyo O.K. 19 Yale Students Safe in Tokyo, reports The New Haven Register WTNH says two C...

NEBHE Convo on Excellence Awards via Social Media

NEBHE will host its 9th annual Excellence Awards celebration at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston on Friday, March 11. But the conversation has already started thanks to a variety of social media, creating a digital time line that includes information leading up to, during and after the event.To track our social media coverage, check out the links below: NEBHE’s Twitter page. #NEBHEa...

A New AP Style: The College Board Looks at Ways to Revamp Advanced Placement

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams, often preceded by AP courses, have a reputation for spitting out an overwhelming amount of information, but that is about to change. The nonprofit, which also administers the SATs, says it will revamp the biology and U.S. history tests to give students the opportunity to learn the materials, rather than cram for the exam.The College Board has AP e...

NEBHE Announces 2011 Excellence Award Winners

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will hold its ninth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards on Friday, March 11, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement of educational opportunity, and State ...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Vows In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick vowed to push for in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students at state colleges during his second term.Patrick announced the plan earlier this month at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition's annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Though no specific details were revealed, Patrick's plans draw on many of the 130 immigration reforms recommended by an ...

Florida Is First State to Standardize

The Florida Department of Education announced the nation's first state assessment to incorporate common core standards.Working with the test developer McCann Associates, Florida will launch the test at 28 colleges in an effort to both place students and assess readiness for college-level work. Florida's Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) will be given to high school and entering postsec...

Conference on Immigrants as “Jet Fuel” for Jobs in Mass.

The Malden, Mass.-based Immigrant Learning Center Inc. (ILC) and Babson College will collaborate on a statewide conference for immigrant entrepreneurship to be hosted at Babson's Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Mass. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.The ILC  says immigrants are "jet fuel" for entrepreneurship in Massachusetts, from neighborhood revitalization to increa...