Posts Tagged: Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Ed Asks Where State Legislators Went to College

For years, we asserted that New England's struggles with low state fiscal support for higher education stemmed in part from the under-representation of public higher education alums in the region's state legislatures. This week, the national Chronicle of Higher Education published a major review of where state lawmakers went to college. Among the findings: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts a...

Amid Focus on Science Literacy and Business Ed, Liberal Arts Blossoms

"Science courses belong in the liberal arts curriculum for the benefit of both science and non-science majors."That's one of the main findings in a study released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Science and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education warns that the pace of scientific and technological change means all adults should be prepared ...

NEBHE Convo on Reinventing the University Continues Via Social Media

The New England Board of Higher Education held a conference on Reinventing the University: New Models & Innovations for 21st Century Realities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston last Monday, Oct. 4. But the discussion continues thanks to a variety of social media.To track our social media coverage check out the links below: NEBHE's Twitter page. #NEBHEcon hashtag (real-time conversation b...

Today’s Grim Jobs Report

June 2009 is seen by many as the end of the Great Recession. Strong growth in GDP following massive monetary and fiscal responses to the collapse in housing and financial markets meant that the economy was on the mend. Yet a year later, 1.1 million fewer people are working, and the unemployment rate is stuck at 9.5%. Worse still, more than one million individuals have left the job market since Apr...