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UMASS DARTMOUTH | 3 finalists tapped as candidates to lead UMass Dartmouth - The Boston Globe
2/23/17 - Three experienced educators have been selected as finalists to become the next chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, officials from the state university system said Wednesday. The search committee recommended Robert E. Johnson, president of Becker College; James P. Lentini, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University in Michigan; and Philip K. Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
umassdartmouth  presidentialsearch  umasssystem  martinmeehan 
22 hours ago
HIGHER ED TRENDS | After Trump entry ban, Iranian students and scholars share their stories - Inside Higher Ed
2/8/17 - An executive order barring entry to individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries signed by President Trump -- enforcement of which has been temporarily halted by a federal court -- has directly affected more than 17,000 international students and untold numbers of foreign-born scholars who have made their careers in the U.S., many of them former international students themselves.
higheredtrends  immigrant_students 
14 days ago
EDUCATION TRENDS | DeVos, Whose Nomination Brought Historic Controversy, Is Confirmed as Education Secretary – The Chronicle of Higher Education
2/7/17 - Three weeks after appearing before the U.S. Senate’s education committee, Betsy DeVos was finally confirmed as education secretary in the administration of President Trump. As expected, Ms. DeVos cleared the Senate on a 50-to-50 tie that was broken by Vice President Mike Pence. The vote followed an unusually contentious confirmation process in which Senate offices were swamped with constituents’ calls, and came on the heels of a 24-hour protest by Senate Democrats on the floor of the ch...
k-12trends  higheredtrends 
14 days ago
HIGHER ED TRENDS | How the immigration controversy could drive up the cost of college - The Hechinger Report
2/9/17 - The University of Central Missouri is one of many higher-education institutions to express support for its Muslim students after President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel by people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Like many of the rest, it has reasons for feeling apprehensive that are not solely about empathy. The university hosted more than 3,700 international students last year, most of them paying full tuition that helps subsidize domestic students. Losing...
higheredtrends  immigrant_students 
14 days ago
UMASS AMHERST | UMass Faculty Senate to consider resolution condemning President Donald Trump's immigration ban - masslive.com
2/8/17 - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate Feb. 16 will consider passing a resolution condemning the Trump administration for its immigrant travel ban. The resolution was proposed by the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday and states that faculty are outraged by Trump's actions "imposing additional and severe restrictions on the ability of individual nationals of certain countries and religious backgrounds to enter or return to the United States."
umassamherst  immigrant_students  faculty 
14 days ago
BUNKER HILL CC | Homeless College Students Rate Rises Due To Hunger And School Fees, May Not See Graduation - University Herald
2/9/17 - America continues to struggle with the rising cost of higher education. As the cost of college and university fees and tuition grows, the number of homeless students also grows. But according to reports, homelessness is still an invisible problem to many. In Boston, the Bunker Hill Community College is just one of the 25 food assistance programs in Massachusetts public college campuses.
foodinsecurity  bunkerhillcc 
14 days ago
UMASS MEDICAL | Two UMass Medical School hires caught in immigration limbo - WBJournal.com
2/9/17 - Two post-doctorate hires at the UMass Medical School who were expected to start work within the next month are among those caught in the limbo of the federal immigration ban. The prospective research lab workers, both now in Iran, have applied for visas but are caught in a process that has been put on hold for 90 days, said Jennifer Berryman, the school's vice chancellor for communications.
umassmed  immigrant_students 
14 days ago
NORTHERN ESSEX CC | NECC sleep technology grads land jobs before graduation - Wicked Local
2/7/17 - Because of a shortage of sleep technologists, students in Northern Essex Community College's sleep technology certificate program are getting jobs before they graduate. Eager to hire more sleep technologists, Neurocare Inc., the largest employer of sleep technologists in Massachusetts, recently expanded its relationship with the college. A clinical site for Northern Essex students for the past seven years, Neurocare is now hiring students for paid, entry-level positions.
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14 days ago
HIGHER ED TRENDS | Study suggests university incubators can hurt innovation, patent revenue - Inside Higher Ed
2/8/17 - Business incubators are booming among universities lately, with many top research institutions establishing incubators and bragging about their ability to help move innovation out of the ivory tower and into the marketplace. But new research published in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal shows that university-affiliated incubators aren’t all they’re cracked up to be when it comes to at least one key metric of innovation -- patents. Incubators’ establishment is actually associated w...
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14 days ago
HOLYOKE CC / SPRINGFIELD CC | American International College Partners with Holyoke Community, Springfield Technical Community and Capital Community Colleges - PRWeb
2/7/17 - American International College (AIC) has signed articulation agreements with Holyoke Community College (HCC), Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), and Capital Community College (CCC) in Hartford, CT. Articulation agreements formally partner programs between two-year colleges and four-year institutions. This accord between American International College and Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and Capital Community College align courses and progra...
holyokecc  springfieldtechcc  transfer 
14 days ago
MIDDLESEX CC | Grant will aid Asians at MCC - Lowell Sun Online
2/5/17 - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Middlesex Community College a five-year, $1,732,245 development grant from its Office of Postsecondary Education's Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution program. Under the grant, Asian-American students attending Middlesex will receive a range of support services and co-curricular activities designed to improve their college-going experience, as well as their completion and transfer outcomes.
middlesexcc  grant 
14 days ago
CAPE COD CC | 4Cs Aviation Maintenance Program Gets Boost From Jet Donation - CapeCod.com
2/8/17 - Cape Cod Community College’s new Aviation Maintenance Technology Program has received a boost from a twin-engine jet. On Monday, the school received the donation of a working 1972 Sabreliner Model 40 twin-engine jet from the Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, New York at the program’s hangar at Plymouth Municipal Airport.
capecodcc  donation 
14 days ago
HIGHER ED TRENDS | Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie - The New York Times
2/7/17 - Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor with almost no experience in public education, was confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s education secretary on Tuesday, but only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence after weeks of protests and two defections within her own party.
higheredtrends 
15 days ago
MASS MARITIME | Mass. Maritime Cadets Depart St. Thomas - CapeCod.com
2/7/17 - About 600 cadets aboard the Massachusetts Maritime Academy vessel T.S. Kennedy have just departed St. Thomas during the final half of their sea term. While on the journey, students learn the intricacies of operating a ship. Their duties include deck and engine watches, performing drills and the learning in classrooms.
massmaritime 
15 days ago
BUNKER HILL CC | The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs - NPR
2/8/17 - There's no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country. Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public. "It's invisible even to me and I'm looking," says Wick Sloan. He came to Bunker Hill Community College in Boston more than a decade ago to teach English full time. He says it felt like he quickly became a part-time social worker, too.
bunkerhillcc  foodinsecurity 
15 days ago
MCLA | MCLA helps build better teachers - The Berkshire Eagle
2/7/17 - Early childhood learning in the Berkshires seems to have found a path to a sustained period of improved outcomes. The path forward is a system of collaborations and classroom coaching in more hands-on, integrated learning for youngsters from pre-kindergarten through second grade. It was piloted through education learning at MCLA and funded by a grant that has risen over three years to a total of more than $1 million in federal funding. The results have been so promising that Carlos E. S...
commissioner  carlossantiago  mcla  teacherprep  steam  stemeducation 
15 days ago
UMASS DARTMOUTH | UMD Professor Awarded Grant to Help ELL Students With STEM Education - WBSM
2/6/17 - A UMass Dartmouth assistant professor has received a grant of almost $800,000 to advance science and technology education for English Language Learners. Dr. Shakhnoza Kayumova of the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education received the $778,700 grant from the National Science Foundation through the prestigious CAREER Award for Faculty Early Career Development.
umassdartmouth  grant 
16 days ago
UMASS AMHERST | UMass Dining app earns praise - masslive.com
2/4/17 - The dining services operation at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and excellence; this fall Princeton Review ranked UMass Dining as No. 1 among college food services nationwide. Now UMass Dining has garnered another award, this time earning kudos for its UMass Dining app.
umassamherst 
16 days ago
K-12 TRENDS | Manufacturers reaching out to traditional high schoolers - WBJournal.com
2/6/17 - In the Blackstone Valley, even with its history as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, it can sometimes be hard for parents to wrap their heads around manufacturing as a viable career path for their kids. Baby Boomers and Generation Xers hear "manufacturing," and their minds often jump to the loud, dirty factories where they might have worked years ago until those jobs were shipped overseas to lower-cost places like China and Mexico. But this is an area with legacy man...
k-12trends  manufacturing 
16 days ago
CAPE COD CC | Community College Staff Encourages Public to do Homework to Filter ‘Fake News’ - CapeCod.com
2/7/17 - A panel of Cape Cod Community College staff stressed education yesterday to help determine what separates fact from fiction when it comes to news stories. Professors discussed “fake news” which has become a catchall term to describe hoaxes, conspiracy theories and propaganda spread primarily through social media. Journalism Professor and former Boston Globe editor Kerry Drohan believes consumer bias plays a role.
capecodcc 
16 days ago
BUNKER HILL CC | Boston Comes Together to Help Immigrants Find Jobs – Next City
2/6/17 - en two Iraqi sisters, displaced by conflict in their home country, were resettled in Boston after years of being out of school, JVS Boston, a community organization that helps refugees and immigrants achieve financial independence, guided them through their Adult Diploma Program and secured them acceptance into Bunker Hill Community College. They’re still taking classes there today.
bunkerhillcc  immigrant_students 
16 days ago
BRIDGEWATER STATE U | On College Campuses, Homelessness Is A 'Hidden' Problem - WBUR Here & Now
2/6/17 - At least 57,000 college students are estimated to be homeless across the country, according to a survey of financial aid data. And it’s a problem coast to coast. Last year, the University of California system said that about 1 in 10 of its students was homeless and 1 in 5 didn’t have enough to eat. A recent survey of Massachusetts colleges showed nearly half experienced a rise in homeless students in the last year. Lorenz Marcellus knows what it’s like to do schoolwork in a shelter. The...
bridgewaterstate  foodinsecurity 
16 days ago
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