Congressional delegation backs Northeastern push to restore military tuition aid

Prompted by North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun’s recent letter urging Defense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel to rein­state mil­i­tary tuition assis­tance for active duty stu­dents, the Mass­a­chu­setts con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion joined forces to […]

President Aoun urges Defense Dept. to restore military tuition assistance

In a letter to Defense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel on Sunday, Aoun wrote that active duty mil­i­tary, Reserve, and National Guard mem­bers shouldn’t be pre­vented from accessing higher edu­ca­tion ben­e­fits due to the gov­ern­ment shut­down. North­eastern will pro­vide direct finan­cial assis­tance to pre­vent a dis­rup­tion in their education.

Most Americans and business leaders want colleges to provide a broad-​​based education

According to a new North­eastern Uni­ver­sity survey, Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is held in high regard, but doubts per­sist about the system’s ability to pre­pare stu­dents for suc­cess in today’s economy.