Posts Tagged: John O. Harney

Technically Speaking, NE’s Largest Grad Enrollments

The weekly Mass High Tech newspaper recently published a list of New England institutions with the largest "tech graduate enrollment." The list of 20 includes some famous New England private research institutions such as MIT and Harvard as well as seven public universities.Although Mass High Tech didn't use a specific definition of "tech" programs, it offered survey respondents examples of tech pr...

URI and Rhode Island Hospital to Launch Five-Year Degree in Medical Physics

The University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital, will offer a five-year dual degree program to teach graduates to apply physics to treating cancer and other human diseases.Set to launch in September 2011, the 162-credit program combining a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's in medical physics, will be the first of its kind in New England.Only 26 other unive...

New Ed Leaders: Glenn is Favorite to Head Northern Essex CC; McQuillan Leaving Conn. Post

Trustees at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts seemed poised to choose Lane Glenn to succeed David Hartleb, who is retiring in June after 15 years as president.Glenn has been vice president of academic affairs since 2006 at the 7,439-student college with campuses in Haverhill, Mass., and Lawrence, Mass. Before joining Northern Essex, he was dean of academic and student service...

UConn Names Female Leader; Two Green Champions Depart NE Presidencies

The University of Connecticut appointed Susan Herbst as its first female president. Herbst was executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia and, before that, acting president of the State University of New York at Albany. Her brother, Jeffrey Herbst, is president of Colgate University.Meanwhile, New England will have to learn to live without two of...

Drop the PILOT? Not Yet, Say Cash-Strapped Municipalities

Private colleges, nonprofit hospitals, museums, soup kitchens and churches are exempt from property taxes. As cash-strapped host municipalities look for more revenue, their interest in collecting payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from charitable nonprofit organizations will grow, according to a report by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. In recent years, many cities ...

New Faces in NE Prez Offices

World-class and working class New England colleges made changes at the top today.Tufts University, the world-famous research university centered in Medford, Mass., announced its next president will be Anthony P. Monaco, pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. A neuroscientist, Monaco identified the first gene specifically involved in huma...

Post-Election Post-Mortems Begin …

The Boston think tank MassINC will present "What just happened?" First impressions of the 2010 election results" with panelists Alison King of New England Cable News, Scot Lehigh of the Boston Globe and Steven Koczela of MassINC Polling Group, on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. To register, click here.****The New England Council (NEC) will sponso...

Foundations Should Bring Equity to Education, National Report Says

Only a small fraction of the billions of dollars that foundations grant annually for education goes toward the specific needs of lower-income and vulnerable students, according to a study by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog.The committee's new report Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education calls on foundations to address the root cause...

Free Tuition: An Idea That’s Still Green

More than 100 Green Party candidates nationwide called for a “Green New Deal” that includes making  tuition free at public universities.It's not the first time. California public campuses charged no tuition (but increasing fees) for state residents for decades. in 2003, Preston H. Smith II of Mount Holyoke College and Sharon Szymanski of The Labor Institute wrote a piece for the&n...

Rutgers Over Harvard by a Hair

If you sometimes suspect college rankings are pushing the agenda of some untold sponsor, here's a poll whose sponsor is nakedly advertised: the "State of Scruff" Schick Hydro Hairiest Colleges Study from the makers of Schick Hydro® razors and Sperling's Best Places.The findings suggest Rutgers, Harvard, the University of South Florida, Georgetown and American University are the hairiest colleg...