Posts Tagged: internships

New Models at Lasell: Q&A with President Michael Alexander

NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney had the chance to catch up with Lasell College President Michael Alexander about the small Newton, Mass. college’s plans to challenge the higher education business model. Harney: NEJHE recently published a piece on how data on colleges in NEBHE's 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities—namely their acceptance rates, percentage of freshmen...

Practical Internships in Southwestern Conn.

Fairfield University and the nearby city of Bridgeport, Conn., announced a new internship program that promises to tie the Jesuit university and gritty industrial city closer together.Already, nearly 100 of the Fairfield's faculty and staff and more than 1,100 of the university's alumni live in Bridgeport, and the Webster Bank Arena in the city is home court for Fairfield Stags basketball. The int...

Conn. Public Radio Looks in Mirror and Sees Fairfield Op

National Public Radio’s WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio and The Connecticut Mirror opened a news bureau on the campus of Fairfield University.In addition to covering news in Fairfield County, the collaboration offers opportunities for Fairfield University students to be interns in a working newsroom.The Connecticut Mirror is the website of the nonprofit Connecticut News Project (CNP). The proj...

In Rhode Island, Building a bRIdge to the Knowledge Economy

"Your students come here for four years and leave."For some time, this had been a common perception among many Rhode Islanders regarding to the state's independent colleges and universities. But that's changing.The state’s housing bubble had burst in 2006, leading to interest in developing less volatile economic sectors that would provide the stable high-end services jobs. By 2008, Rhode Isl...

Higher Education and the Economy: The View from the Boston Fed Chief

NEBHE convened approximately 400 leaders of business, education and government at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Nov. 7, 2011 for a conference titled “New England Works” Summit on Bridging Higher Education and the Workforce. Following are keynote remarks from Boston Fed President and CEO Eric Rosengren. To download the figures, click here.Other speakers included: Connecticut Gov...