Debt-​​averse teens

Stu­dents born in the mid-​​​​1990s or later are over­whelm­ingly in favor of going to col­lege, but they’re not too keen on taking out loans to pay for it, a new […]

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Uncertainty after autonomy

Peter Roby, ath­letics director at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said even if the five con­fer­ences are able to pass reforms like pro­viding full-​​​​cost-​​​​of-​​​​attendance stipends to foot­ball and bas­ket­ball players, the move is […]

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Federal innovation grants unveiled

The Obama admin­is­tra­tion announcedTuesday that it will award a total of $75 mil­lion to 24 col­leges to sup­port inno­va­tions in higher edu­ca­tion. The Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment chose the win­ners of the […]

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Something old, something new

The National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties has a new home and a new chairman, but the agency’s work to fund dig­ital human­i­ties projects con­tinues unabated. The NEH Dig­ital Human­i­ties Project […]

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Learning to adapt

The term “adap­tive learning” can mean many things, even to col­leges that have begun exper­i­menting with it. A broad def­i­n­i­tion is the use of soft­ware — often driven by data collection […]

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Poll: business leaders seek higher ed improvements

Most busi­ness leaders (54 per­cent) believe the U.S. higher edu­ca­tion system lags behind those of both devel­oped and emerging coun­tries, according to a new poll by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. An overwhelming […]

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Work ready or not

Recently, the McK­insey Center for Gov­ern­ment released the second in its “Edu­ca­tion to Employ­ment” series of the reports. The first, “Edu­ca­tion to Employ­ment: Designing a System that Works,” released in […]

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Equal opportunity bullying

Carole Oglesby remem­bers emo­tional abuse from her col­lege soft­ball years. In one case, the Wom­en­Sport Inter­na­tional vice pres­i­dent recalled, the female coach benched Oglesby, a top ath­lete and team starter, […]

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Rating (and berating) the ratings

One col­lege leader who urged a focus on post-​​​​graduation suc­cess was Joseph E. Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, an insti­tu­tion known for its co-​​​​op pro­gram, which many grad­u­ates credit with […]

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What’s In Your #ThoughtBasket?

Addi­tion­ally, if you’re in need of some pos­i­tive tweets from stu­dents, look no fur­ther than the ones that are tagged with #iheart­coop from stu­dents at North­eastern University.  

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