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7/20/2018

Several Democrats in the US House are expected to present their own version of legislation to update the nation's higher-education law later this month after efforts to pass a Republican-backed measure stalled. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., says the bill will focus on college access and workforce training.

7/20/2018

Eighty-nine percent of technology companies intend to hire MBA graduates this year, while 76% of finance and accounting firms have the same intention, according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Priya Priyadarshini, senior human resources director at Microsoft, says MBA graduates "bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives."

7/20/2018

Incoming MBA students should prepare by refreshing qualitative skills and identifying industries that interest them, says Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time MBA admissions at the Ross School of Business.

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Ross School of Business
7/20/2018

Nearly 61% of 2018 high-school graduates completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by June 29, up only slightly from the 2017 completion rate of 60.6%, according to a report by the nonprofit National College Access Network. Authors of the report say a healthier national economy may deter some graduates from considering enrolling in college.

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The Hechinger Report
7/20/2018

An analysis shows that far more California students who attended now-closed for-profit colleges and universities may be eligible for federal student debt forgiveness than have applied for relief. US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has delayed implementation of borrower defense rules meant to provide such relief and the department has a backlog of applications.

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7/20/2018

A survey shows 44% of chief financial officers at private four-year colleges are confident in their institution's financial stability over the next decade, down from 54% in 2016. The data also show 68% of such officials feel their school's tuition discount model is unsustainable, and nearly a quarter say leaders have talked about mergers to financially survive.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/20/2018

A $3 million gift from an anonymous donor will be used by the University of Houston's College of Medicine to cover the tuition of the first 30 medical students to attend the new college. The college is still waiting to receive accreditation and the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and state lawmakers.

7/20/2018

Discover how French GME has evolved and the forces driving change, including the increase in English-language taught master's programs offered by French business schools. Read more here.

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gmac.com
7/20/2018

A new report details employers' level of requirement for, and level of difficulty in finding, 29 skills among recent graduate business degree earners. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.

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7/20/2018

Admissions officials at Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business are seeking candidates who "have a habit of niceness," says Luke Anthony Pena, executive director of admissions and financial aid at Tuck. Applicants are asked to answer an essay question outlining how they have helped others to succeed, and include references who can vouch for their niceness.

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CBS News