Higher Ed
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12/14/2018

A new report finds that 54% of US hiring managers agree that a college degree is "fairly reliable" in judging the skills of a candidate. The data also show 44% have sought workers with higher levels of education over the past five years, and 64% believe "continuous lifelong learning" will increase the need for degrees and credentials.

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Inside Higher Ed
12/14/2018

Some US business schools are seeing more applicants for full-time MBA programs. An increase at Leeds School of Business in Colorado comes amid increased numbers of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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Leeds School of Business
12/14/2018

The faculty interview process can be stressful, but it can also be enjoyable as a candidate shares research and meets new colleagues, four university educators write in this commentary. They offer advice for tackling the job talk as well for as one-on-one and group meetings.

12/14/2018

The US Education Department is reaching out to students affected by the closure of for-profit colleges and universities run by Education Corporation of America, which abruptly closed this month. The department is offering webinars and on-campus sessions to advise students how to transfer credits and enroll at new institutions.

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US Education Department
12/14/2018

Historically black land-grant universities would receive a funding boost as part of a farm bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Donald Trump's signature. The bill would end a provision that allowed HBCUs to carry over only a small amount of their extension funding each year, and would require states to report matching funds they are required to send to HBCUs.

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Politico
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Donald Trump, Congress
12/14/2018

Spelman College trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, have donated $30 million to the historically black college in Atlanta to fund construction of its new Center for Innovation & the Arts. The gift is the largest ever given to the school by living donors.

12/14/2018

The Graduate Management Admission Council admitted three new graduate business schools to its membership, bringing total membership to 225. The schools joining are ESCP Europe, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Xavier University. Read more.

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newscenter.gmac.com
12/14/2018

The focus of the December GMAC Research Chart of the Month displays the percentage of GME alumni considering specific forms of continuing education. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.

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blog.gmac.com
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GMAC Research, GMAC Advisor
12/14/2018

Both male and female MBA graduates reported that they more than doubled their previous salaries after graduation, but gender pay disparities persisted, according to a Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey. However, women who entered technology fields reported an average 132% increase in salary, compared with men in tech who reported a 100% boost after graduation.

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MBA, Higher Education
12/14/2018

Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business is adding a flexible MBA program that allows students to learn online and attend on-campus immersive experiences six times a year. Similar hybrid and specialized programs also are offered at the business schools at Duquesne and Chatham universities and the University of Pittsburgh.