Posts Tagged: Northeastern University

Swimming in Debt, Hebrew College Relocates

Hebrew College of Newton, Mass., announced it will be move its operation to Andover Newton Theological School in 2011 or 2012, contingent on the sale of its current building.The college is facing debt of more than $32 million.Hebrew College offers undergraduate degrees and several master’s degrees and certificates in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education.Hebrew recently teamed up with Northeas...

College Labor Shortages in 2018? Part Deux

    “About every two years someone comes up with this story. There is absolutely nothing to it—it's simply not true,” Peter Capelli, Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, commenting on the Georgetown's college labor supply shortage forecast.—“Prediction of Worker Shortage Has Critics,” The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), Ap...

College Labor Shortages in 2018?

 The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce has engaged in a highly publicized campaign claiming that the nation will face a very substantial deficit of college graduates by 2018 if the American postsecondary system fails to rapidly expand the number of college degrees it awards each year. Indeed, the employment projections developed by Anthony Carnevale and his colleagues at George...

NE Campuses Wearing Green on 2011 College Sustainability Report Card

The College Sustainability Report Card 2011 is out today, revealing the profiles of 322 schools and their sustainability policies. The fifth edition of the report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute assesses 52 indicators, ranging from green initiatives to recycling programs, and uses an A to F letter-grading system to evaluate different colleges and universities nationwide.Some New England ca...

Tierney, Oates to Speak at Biz Group Event at Northeastern University Focused on Jobs for Youth

The New England Council (NEC) will sponsor remarks by U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) and U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates on strengthening connections between business  and postsecondary education for young adults in New England. The event will be held  Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m., at Northeastern University.The remarks by Tierney a...

The High School to College Transition: Minding the Gap

The value of a college degree is well documented. College graduates earn at least 60% more than high school graduates. Beyond the economic value, college graduates show higher rates of civic participation, engage in volunteer work and even have a much higher likelihood of being “happy,” according to a 2005 survey by the Pew Research Center. Students who drop out without attaining a col...

Soft Factors Influence College Enrollment

Evidence about the role that “soft factors” like student engagement and school environment play in influencing whether high school students go on to enroll in college is hard to come by. Over the past two years, the Center for Labor Market Studies (CLMS) of Northeastern University, with support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and the Rhode Island Board of Governors of Hig...