08 janvier 2017

How people are losing Social Security benefits to student debt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. To recoup student-loan debt, the government is leaving people who rely on Social Security with benefits that fall below federal poverty guidelines, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday. More...

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Fake U.K. university degree websites shut down

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. More than 40 fraudulent websites have been shut down in a major crackdown on the sale of fake degrees. More...

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Higher education reform ideas for the new Congress

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. While tax and healthcare reform will undoubtedly be at the top of the agenda, the new Congress should devote some time to reforming the federal government’s role in higher education. More...

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State colleges turn to the word ‘university’ to draw Chinese students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State officials hope to attract foreign students and boost online enrollments to state colleges. That’s why the Vermont State College trustees used the word “university” to describe the newly merged Lyndon and Johnson state colleges. More...

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With U.S. behind in language fluency, should colleges fill the gap?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A new study from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) finds the United States trailing other developed nations throughout the world in the number of citizens with fluency in multiple languages. Of the 20% of American citizens who can speak at least two languages, only half can speak both at advanced levels, and more than 50% of those speakers are foreign-born. More...

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Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America’s top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats. More...

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LaGuardia Community College receives grant to study LGBTQ history

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A research group at LaGuardia Community College will examine the history of LGBTQ activism in Queens as part of a three-year program illuminating the history of New York City. More...

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Facilities backlogs on college campuses eclipse $100/square foot

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Facilities backlogs on the campuses of North American colleges and universities climbed to their highest point ever last year, according to a new report released today by Sightlines, a Gordian company and leader in facilities intelligence and analysis for higher education institutions. More...

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S.C. residents eligible for in-state tuition at some colleges elsewhere

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For South Carolina families considering out-of-state colleges, the higher tuition costs that out-of-state students typically face can deliver some real sticker shock. More...

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A peek inside the strange world of fake academia

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The caller ID on my office telephone said the number was from Las Vegas, but when I picked up the receiver I heard what sounded like a busy overseas call center in the background. The operator, “John,” asked if I would be interested in attending the 15th World Cardiology and Angiology Conference in Philadelphia next month. More...

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