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9/14/2018

Several new studies show 62% of college faculty support using technology in the classroom, but only 35% of professors say they're "early adopters" of such tools. Researchers find that 36% of faculty use blended-learning techniques, with three-quarters saying the format made them think more critically about how to engage students.

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9/14/2018

The University of Kansas Hospital has received a $66 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation that will be used to expand a unit that treats blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. The gift, the largest single donation to the health system, pushes the total of its capital campaign for the expansion to almost $130 million.

9/14/2018

A new GMAC research brief explores trends in bachelor's degree conferrals to identify opportunities to grow the US candidate pipeline. Read more at GMAC Advisor.

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9/14/2018

Forty-nine percent of INSEAD's graduates last year were hired by consulting firms, with 287 MBAs going to the top three firms -- McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, and Boston Consulting Group -- an analysis shows. Other schools placing many graduates in consulting jobs include London Business School and Yale University's School of Management, the data show.

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9/14/2018

Under a new nondisclosure policy, some students in Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management programs are forbidden from disclosing their grades to recruiters until they've been offered a full-time job. Vishal Gaur, associate dean for MBA programs, says he hopes the policy will encourage students to "take more academic risks."

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9/14/2018

Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow this week returned to his high-school stomping grounds in Michigan to encourage students to pursue their dreams. Bacow targeted his message to first-generation students, who he says makes up 17% of Harvard students, and touted scholarships for lower-income students.

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9/13/2018

The US Education Department violated the law when it delayed implementation of the so-called borrower defense rule that shields students from loan fraud, according to a ruling this week by a federal judge. The judge says he will decide Friday what remedies he will order in the case.

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9/13/2018

High-school students in Texas who enrolled in dual-credit programs were able to graduate college about a year ahead of their peers, according to data shared with lawmakers this week by Raymund Paredes, the Texas commissioner of higher education. Enrollment in the state's dual-credit programs has grown from 64,910 high-school students in 2007 to 151,669 in 2017.

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9/13/2018

Hispanic students would be better served by colleges and universities that prepared them for life after graduation, according to a recent report by Excelencia in Education, Strada Education Network and Gallup. Institutions should ensure students are not only ready to join the workforce but are choosing jobs they will thrive in, said Deborah Santiago, co-founder and CEO of Excelencia.

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9/13/2018

A Census Bureau report shows 4.8% of undergraduate degree-holders lived in poverty in 2017, an increase from 4.5% the year before. While the increase is roughly equal to the report's margin of error, Temple University professor Doug Webber says, factors in play may include an increase in the number of workers with college degrees.

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