Posts Tagged: John O. Harney

Tell Me a Story: Reporting from the BIF-6 Conference in Providence

A few hundred people packed the Trinity Rep theater in downtown Providence Wednesday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 16, with ears and minds open. More than a dozen entrepreneurs and artists told stories of how they used innovation and social technologies to help solve problems from protecting mothers in childbirth to cleaning up unwanted graffiti to turning grease into fuel. Much of the Busi...

Taking Our Medicine: From One New England Journal to Another

As the New England Board of Higher Education celebrates its 55th anniversary this year with our new content hub website, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, it is comforting to know our early history has a place in one of the oldest journals in New England.The New England Journal of Medicine recently added online archives containing material published between 1812 to 1989. The archives are m...

Remember Before Beloit Reminded You How Old You Are?

Ten years ago, Beloit College of Wisconsin found a gimmick that won it a yearly splash in the media spotlight.It was 1998 when the college first released its Beloit College Mindset List of "cultural touchstones" thought to shape the lives of students entering college.As if to underscore the tool's blend of intellectual curiosity and the college's quest for ink, the list was co-created by a Beloit ...

Pot Luck: First NE College Program for Medical Marijuana

The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies will launch the first professional medical marijuana training class in the northeastern U.S. in September in Warwick, R.I.With operations in Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont, the school will teach qualified patients and caregivers about the latest indoor medical marijuana cultivation techniques and legal compliance at a fraction of the pr...

Private Sector Stimulated, While State and Local Govt. Jobs Stall

The U.S. economy added 882,000 jobs in the first six months of 2010, and 593,000 of them were in the private sector, according to the "Economic Snapshot" for July 2010 authored by Christian Weller, senior fellow at the D.C.-based Center for American Progress and  associate professor of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston.The report attributes some of the private job growt...

Interview with Nick Donohue of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nellie Mae Education Foundation President Nick Donohue to discuss the foundation’s new direction. This new direction focuses on "student-centered" learning opportunities exploring different ways to engage students, different places students learn and different people students connect with to help them achieve skills and knowledge. Th...

Honoring David Knapp

The University of Massachusetts will honor the late David C. Knapp on Saturday, June 26 at 4 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center.Knapp died April 13. He served as UMass president from 1978 to 1990 and chaired NEBHE  from 1998 to 2000....

Watch for New Bylines!

Get used to seeing some new bylines in NEJHE's online incarnation at nebhe.org.Besides insightful contributing writers, we will draw on the perspectives of NEBHE's staff, particularly Tuition Break program director Wendy Lindsay, our new director of policy and research Matthew Crellin, and NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas.Also meet our two communications assistants: Christine Cassis and S...