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US colleges’ billion-dollar question: is philanthropy worth the cost?

From Times Higher Education: “Among the familiar critiques of philanthropy are that wealthy donors are mostly looking for flattery and control and use their largesse… Read More

Space programmes boom as private-sector exploration takes off

From Times Higher Education: “With the one-time government monopoly on extraterrestrial activities giving way to private-sector enterprise at supersonic speed, academic programmes are being added… Read More

The many ways colleges are handling Covid-complicated graduations

From New York Times: “Many of the schools doing in-person ceremonies are putting in extensive safety measures, like the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which… Read More

Building your online degree program: the definitive guide

Coursera blog: “If you’re currently considering, developing, or actively growing an online degree program, Coursera’s new Building Your Online Degree Program can be your blueprint… Read More

Vaccine rollout makes UK a more attractive study location

From University World News: ”The United Kingdom’s successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is making the country more attractive to international students, according to new global… Read More

UK: Thousands of international students had hardship fund applications rejected

From The PIE News: “The PIE sent out a series of freedom of information requests to universities asking for data around the number of applications… Read More

Hiring momentum propels tech workforce towards 12.4 million, CompTIA State of the Market Analysis finds

From Comptia.org: “On the technology industry side, all five top level employment categories are expected to add workers in 2021. The IT services and custom… Read More

Verizon unveils workforce re-skilling pilot with colleges

From EdScoop: “A workforce training development program part of Verizon’s re-skilling initiative announced a pilot program offering free online skills training through colleges. The pilot… Read More

Microsoft targets 50,000 jobs with LinkedIn ‘re-skilling’ effort

From Reuters: “Microsoft Corp said… that it aims to place 50,000 people in jobs that require technology skills as part of a broader push being… Read More

Why IBM choose skills over degrees

From Gallup: “But, as LaMoreaux (IBM Head of HR) says, ‘the half-life of skills is shortening,’ which means all workers require constant training. To that… Read More

Apple, colleges work together to train people for tech jobs

From WRAL.com: “Some 3,000 people are expected to work at Apple’s planned $1 billion hub in Research Triangle Park within several years, and colleges and… Read More

Lawmakers asked to consider funding for apprenticeships at 2-year colleges

From Inside Higher Education: “President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs…In… Read More

Pell changes could mean more eligible students, more money, more programs

From Hechinger report: “Three proposals now in play would transform the Pell grant as it approaches its 50th birthday. The proposals would expand eligibility to… Read More

Washington pumped $35 billion into emergency grants for college students. Here’s how it’s going

From Washington Post: “It is the largest federal investment in grants to rescue students in crisis and an undertaking rife with bureaucratic hurdles. Still, the… Read More

The wait list generation

From Inside Higher Education: “Art & Science Group finds 20 percent of students this year are on waiting lists, and they still have hopes of… Read More

Students want online learning options post-pandemic

From Inside Higher Education: “Despite the challenges and shortcomings of this emergency transition to remote instruction, a majority of students want the option to keep… Read More

EU-backed tool to combat cheating in online exams finally ready

From Times Higher Education: “A European Union-backed tool designed to stamp out cheating in online assessment with facial and keystroke recognition is finally ready for… Read More

Half of young people want earlier return for students in England

From Times Higher Education: ”More than half of young adults think that students in England should be allowed to return to in-person teaching earlier than… Read More

‘Inaction’ on rolling back Trump-era immigration rules criticized

From Times Higher Education: “The Biden administration’s “continued inaction” on undoing Trump-era policies could cause the US to lose its crown as the world’s top… Read More

After anti-Asian incidents, colleges seek to reassure fearful international students

From The Chronicle: “The pandemic prevented most first-year international students from coming to America last fall — the number of new foreign students in the… Read More

Lawmakers asked to consider funding for apprenticeships at 2-year colleges

From Inside Higher Education: “President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs…In… Read More

Jill Biden praises program for free community college

From Inside Higher Education: “Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and First Lady Jill Biden — who has been an advocate for free community college — toured… Read More

Flagship Universities fail to enroll black and latino high school graduates from their state

From Hechinger Report: “Fifteen state flagships had at least a 10-point gap between the percentage of Black public high school graduates in their states in… Read More

Startling fall in EU applications to study in the UK

From University World News: “Applications from the United Kingdom’s number one overseas student market have plummeted by 40% for undergraduate courses starting in 2021-22, but… Read More

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