25 mai 2017

Georgia governor signs campus gun measure

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure Thursday that would allow college students and others to carry concealed weapons on campus, despite vetoing similar legislation last year amid an uproar from gun control advocates. More...

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Trump questions whether key funding source for HBCUs is constitutional

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In February, President Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support for the institutions and showed an effort to give them more clout in his administration. More...

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Governor says she has plan to fund higher ed in N.M.

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that she has a plan to restore funding for New Mexico colleges and universities, after using her line-item veto authority last month to ax all money for higher education from a $6.1 billion budget plan approved by the Legislature. More...

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Harvard Law expands deferral program

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Harvard Law School, expanding a pilot program for Harvard undergraduates, said Wednesday that it would allow juniors accepted from any college to defer admission as long as they finish college and spend at least two years working, studying or pursuing research or fellowships. More...

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A public university acquires a big for-profit, and raises big questions

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In a move that's being called "bold" and "out of the blue," Indiana's Purdue University is acquiring the for-profit Kaplan University. More...

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Petition supported by teachers' unions asks college to disinvite DeVos

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. After an historically black college in Florida announced that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would deliver its commencement address, an online petition appeared Monday, courtesy of alumni, who asked the college to rescind the invitation. More...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters extends mentoring into the college years

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Miguel Vasquez is a busy man — a commercial real estate consultant and father of a 3-year-old — but has managed to devote time to mentor a teenage boy through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. More...

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Lawmakers reach agreement on Fla. higher ed changes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Saturday on the major portions of a higher-education budget that will dramatically expand student financial aid, boost university funding and bring significant policy changes for universities and state colleges. More...

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One dead, multiple injured in stabbing attack on UT-Austin campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A student at the University of Texas at Austin, wielding a large Bowie-like hunting knife, is suspected of stabbing four other students on campus Monday afternoon, killing one of them, police said. More...

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A nonprofit acquires a for-profit

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Purdue University surprised its faculty and the general higher ed sector this spring with its plans to acquire Kaplan University for a symbolic $1 (with a revenue-share plan spanning 30 years). More...

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