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7/21/2017

Attorneys general from more than a dozen states, including New Mexico and Pennsylvania, are asking US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to refrain from weakening protections for victims of college campus sexual assault. Any effort to address the problem, the attorneys general said in a letter to DeVos, must ensure that "all students are protected from discrimination."

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The Associated Press
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Betsy DeVos
7/21/2017

LinkedIn's "Search Appearances" feature allows users to see how many people are finding them via LinkedIn searches, which can help them optimize their accounts, writes John Nemo. In addition, users can monitor their All-Star status to see what aspects of their profile still need to be improved.

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Inc. online
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LinkedIn
7/21/2017

The biggest challenges faced by business schools include being innovative in MBA delivery and catering to the technology needs of a new generation of students, a recent survey of business school representatives finds. The data also show that about one-third of MBA students worldwide are international with 11% of students coming from China and India.

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The PIE News (UK)
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technology needs
7/21/2017

More business schools are using social media resources such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to recruit millennial students, and are spending more for online marketing, a new survey finds. The data also show nearly 30% of prospective students used LinkedIn to research schools, while 20% said they used social media to compare programs.

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BusinessBecause
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social media, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
7/21/2017

Compensation is what 72% of MBA graduates want from their employers, outpacing the 53% who most valued the "opportunity for advancement," according to a survey from TransparentCareer. Only a third said work-life balance was an important consideration for a job, and just 7% said the stability of a firm was a top concern, the data showed.

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Poets & Quants
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MBA
7/21/2017

Candidates should turn down a job offer if an employer won't let them meet new teammates or show them their office space before the job begins, writes career expert Liz Ryan. In this commentary, she outlines 10 red flags that could mean trouble for workers taking a new job.

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Forbes
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Liz Ryan
7/21/2017

Excess credit-hour policies that charge college students for taking too many courses did not significantly increase graduation rates but did increase student debt, according to a new study. Researchers say students need better advising and "pathway" programs to avoid taking unnecessary courses.

7/21/2017

Clemson University has reached a new fundraising goal, taking in $151.3 million in private gifts in the 2017 fiscal year. The money, raised with the help of nearly a quarter of the school's alumni, will go to fund scholarships, facilities and endowments, school officials say.

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Clemson University, fiscal year
7/21/2017

GMAC has joined other higher education associations and organizations in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, opposing a proposal that would require international students to renew their F-1 visas annually. GMAC strongly encourages schools and universities to raise this issue with your government relations team and/or directly with your members of Congress before the administration engages in rulemaking or issues guidance promoting this proposal. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates page.

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gmac.com
7/21/2017

Some business schools in South Africa are seeking ways to expand their programs and attract more international students. Leadership changes are among the challenges schools are facing as they work to modernize programs and extend their reach, officials say.