Posts Tagged: John O. Harney

Worry about Affording Higher Ed Tops Reasons for U.S. Insecurity

"Making higher education more affordable" tops the list of solutions that the public believes would help people become more economically secure, according to a new Public Agenda survey, "Slip-Sliding Away: An Anxious Public Talks about Today's Economy and the American Dream."The New York City-based Public Agenda finds four in 10 Americans are struggling to pay bills and worried about maintaining...

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 ...

Boston to Host National Conference on Marketing to State Govs

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) will hold its "2011 How to Market to State Governments Meeting" at Boston's Marriott Copley Place from Sunday, April 3, through Tuesday,  April 5.Noting that the U.S. elected 26 new governors this past fall, 15 of whom reflect a change in political party, NASPO plans one session to provide the audience insight into what happens...

Maine Policy Group to Hold Tax and Budget Conference in Augusta

The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MCEP) will hold its 10th State Tax & Budget Conference on Monday, Feb. 14 at the Augusta Civic CenterFeatured speakers will include Sawin Millett, commissioner of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Millett will make a presentation on the proposed biennial budget, which is scheduled for release in early February.Other scheduled...

College in Vt.’s Northeast Kingdom to Give Sterling Lesson in Food, Farms

Sterling College will serve up a new academic program in farm-to-table food studies in summer 2011.“Vermont’s Table: Farming, Cooking, and the Rural Experience” will combine hands-on culinary training using local vegetables and meats with in-depth examination of Vermont farms, cheesemakers and agricultural businesses. The program will include courses in Whole Farm Thinking and Fa...

At Yale, Teaching and Learning About the Fickle Nature of Philanthropy

Yale University could offer a firsthand curriculum on the fickle nature of philanthropy.First, there's the lesson on dirty money. Last week, the Yale Daily News reported that the university agreed to pay $1 million to Industrial Enterprises of America, to settle the company’s complaint that its former CEO, a Yale alumn named John Mazzuto, made a $1.7 million donation to Yale in shares of sto...

Four Finalists Named to Lead UMaine Flagship in Orono

University of Maine System Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude announced that a search committee has identified four finalists to become president of Maine’s flagship public university in Orono after current President Robert Kennedy steps down in June 2011.The finalists are: ·        Donald J. Farish, president of Rowan University in New Jersey; &midd...

UMass Names Towson U’s Caret as Prez; Former NEBHE Chair Menard Hired as VP at Bristol CC

The University of Massachusetts selected Robert Caret, president of Towson University, to succeed Jack M. Wilson as head of the five-campus university.A chemist with degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Suffolk University, Caret will need to concoct an effective potion for UMass, which the Boston Globe described as "struggling to climb into the elite ranks of public universities whil...

Return to Data Connection: Stats on NE Education, Economy, Life

For nearly 20 years, the print editions of The New England Journal of Higher Education (and its predecessor Connection) published a quarterly collection of facts and figures called "Data Connection."It was a sort of ripoff of the underrated Harper's Index. The key was to cleverly juxtapose pieces of interesting data, with no expressed overarching context. The glue, in our case, was that the items ...

Comings and Goings: Departing UMass Prez to Teach at Lowell; Change at Dollars for Scholars; Noted Regionalists Get Key State Gov Posts

Jack Wilson said ... Departing University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson told the Sun newspaper of Lowell, Mass., that he will join the faculty at the UMass Lowell campus when he steps down from the system presidency this summer. Wilson will become a tenured professor of emerging technologies in the College of Management. He was named system president in 2003.**** Running on Duncan ... ...