Higher Ed
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5/17/2019

In a letter to lawmakers last month, Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Education Department policies are interfering with the CFBP's efforts to provide oversight of federal student loans. Among the issues is the department's advice to loan-servicing companies not to share information with the CFPB, citing privacy concerns.

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National Public Radio
5/17/2019

Business schools in Canada saw a 7.7% increase in applications in 2018, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. Schools are capitalizing on the trend and are using social media and other recruitment tools to draw students from around the world.

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Find MBA (Germany)
5/17/2019

The Chartered Association of Business Schools has developed a new professional-development qualification for business school professors in the UK. The move is meant to raise teaching standards.

5/17/2019

Leaders have a number of ways to become more empathetic, including appreciating the perspectives of others, expanding their own horizons and listening deeply without getting overwhelmed, writes Pamela McLean. "Whether we over-empathize and care too much, or completely miss the opportunity to connect with empathy, the result is similar -- we miss the opportunity to build a working relationship," she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
5/17/2019

Some 62% of Americans living in high-poverty areas with few economic and educational resources say a college education is very important, according to a Gallup survey. However, only 29% in these areas said they have access to an affordable college education.

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Gallup
5/17/2019

A report from the US Education Department's inspector general identifies a number of concerns with the department's income-verification process for student financial aid. Surveys of financial aid officers suggest that flagging low-income students for extra verification often means many do not complete the application process.

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Inside Higher Ed
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US Education Department
5/17/2019

Some North Carolina lawmakers and other advocates are backing bills in the state legislature that would increase financial support for historically black colleges and universities. One measure would provide $50 million in recurring funds for the 10 HBCUs in the state, while another focuses on matching federal funds for agricultural programs.

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HBCU
5/17/2019

The GMAC Annual Conference is quickly approaching. In this video, Brandon Kirby, Director of Marketing and Admissions at the Rotterdam School of Management talks about his role as a GMAC Advisory Group Member and offers a compelling rationale for attending this year's conference in Denver. Be sure to check it out!

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cvent.com
5/17/2019

Join us on Thursday, May 30, as we discuss employer 2019 hiring and internship plans, salary trends, and skill demand. Learn more and register for the webinar.

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blog.gmac.com
5/17/2019

If higher tuition for EU undergraduates drives such students away from England's colleges and universities, the schools could lose nearly $9 million, according to an analysis. Such a decrease would disproportionately harm schools that rely the most on EU student enrollment, the data shows.

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EU, European Union