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Governor Quinn Announces Funding for Private Colleges and Universities in Central Illinois

October 31, 2014

Governor Quinn was at Bradley University today to announce funding for several private Central Illinois colleges and universities. The investments total $5.8 million. Bradley University, Eureka College, Saint Francis University College of Nursing, Methodist College, as well as Monmouth and Knox Colleges are also receiving some of the funding.

When College Cafeterias Add More Than the Freshman 15

October 31, 2014

The dining hall at Washington College, a small liberal arts school in Chestertown, Maryland, looks more like a high-end food court.

Mercy College President to Deliver Keynote Address at Symposium

October 31, 2014

Mercy College President Tim Hall will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 National Symposium on Student Retention in Louisville, Ky, on Nov. 4.  The Symposium is held every year for leaders in higher education to share best practices for student success.  Hall is a recognized leader on student success; both President Obama and Bill Gates have praised his leadership for its innovative use of technology to support student success. 

An iPad in Every Home

October 30, 2014

Lynn University’s tablet initiative is spreading online -- that is, its distance education programs will from next fall be delivered through tablets and at notably low prices. The go-ahead for the revamped program highlights the breakneck pace at which Lynn has hurled itself into a tablet-centric future. 

Occidental College Rifts Mar Progress on Handling of Sex Cases, Report Says

October 30, 2014

Occidental College, under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault complaints, has taken "sincere and significant" steps to improve its practices but is riven by bitter campus divisions that jeopardize future progress, according to an outside audit released Tuesday.

Trick or Drink, No More

October 29, 2014

Several hundred students at Bates College planned to don costumes tonight and parade between off-campus student houses, collecting treats of the alcoholic variety. The pre-Halloween event, Trick or Drink, is a tradition. But it’s one that has been put to rest this year.

Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong

October 29, 2014

A joint letter from the presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College will be sent to nearly 100,000 Montana voters to apologize for an experiment by three political-science professors at the two institutions. The letter comes after voters and state officials objected to a mailer, sent by the professors, that featured the state’s official seal and offered information about the political leanings of candidates for the state’s Supreme Court as part of an attempt to see whether such information would alter how Montanans voted.

University of Cumberlands’ Board Selects Larry Cockrum as President-Elect and CEO

October 28, 2014

Larry Cockrum has been unanimously elected chief executive officer and president-elect of the University of the Cumberlands by its Board of Trustees. His responsibilities have begun for all operational aspects of the institution. The one-year interim period will end next October when Cockrum assumes the official role of president on Oct. 16, 2015. 

Cornell College to Offer $20K Promise Grant

October 28, 2014

Cornell College will offer a new grant program for all qualified Iowa high school students beginning in fall 2015, with a minimum of $20,000 available per student.  The Promise Grant for Iowans is renewable for four years, bringing the total value to at least $80,000.  

Q and A with Barbara Kurshan: New Program Trains Educators Online So They Can Teach Online

October 28, 2014

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has developed a new, online course on blended learning. Expected to launch this spring, the course is intended for teachers spanning preschool, K-12 and higher education.  It comes at a time when a number of state boards of education and school districts are testing new methods of instruction that bring technology into the classroom alongside in-person instruction.

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