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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Pledges for Low-​​Income Students

Yale Uni­ver­sity, for instance, com­mitted to increasing by 50 per­cent the number of stu­dents it enrolls through Quest­Bridge, a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that that con­nects high-​​​​achieving low-​​​​income stu­dents to elite uni­ver­si­ties. Northeastern […]

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Badging From Within

Peter Stokes is exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. He’s sup­portive of the con­cept behind badges, and thinks there are no real […]

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Smoking Loophole

Still, others are waiting for more con­clu­sive research on e-​​​​cigarettes before deciding whether to ban them. When North­eastern Uni­ver­sity for­mu­lated its smoke-​​​​free policy, it decided not to ban e-​​​​cigarettes, said […]

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