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8/10/2018

Many colleges and universities are adding specialty majors such as cybersecurity, sports business and hip-hop studies in an effort to attract a dwindling number of students. Critics say the new offerings may just poach from other programs instead of bringing new enrollment.

8/10/2018

Low-income students are more likely to major in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math when they receive need-based grants as well as other financial aid compared with their peers who don't receive such aid, a new study finds. Students receiving the Wisconsin Scholars Grant were 42% more likely to major in a STEM field than those not in the program.

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The Hechinger Report
8/10/2018

Only 60,000 out of more than 1 million students who began their studies at a community college in 2011 transferred to a four-year college after earning an associate degree or certificate, a new report finds. Researchers say that number could be improved through reverse-transfer programs and improvement in student mobility.

8/10/2018

St. Louis University raised a record $98.7 million in the last fiscal year, topping its previous record of $65 million in 2005-06. Data showed a record amount of donors and 11 donations over $1 million, with a $15 million gift from businessman Richard Chaifetz and his wife, Jill, helping the institution reach its goal as it celebrates its 200th birthday.

8/10/2018

Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, says the quality of MBA programs is growing in areas such as India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong as global rankings move away from emphasizing US schools. In this Q&A, Chowfla says he sees growth potential for African business schools in the coming years, calling the continent "the next India."

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The PIE News (UK)
8/10/2018

Do more employers characterize MOOCs as a professional development tool or an alternative to a traditional graduate business degree? Learn more in our GMAC Research Chart of the Month.

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8/10/2018

Some faculty and alumni of Temple University's Fox School of Business are calling for further explanation and action from leadership as federal and state authorities investigate charges of deceptive marketing practices. The school's dean, Moshe Porat, was fired last month amid accusations of submitting erroneous rankings data.

8/10/2018

The toughest school for MBA applicants to win admission in 2017 was the Stanford Graduate School of Business, which accepted fewer than 6% of more than 8,000 who applied, according to data from U.S. News & World Report.

8/10/2018

MBA students must learn how to become humble, collaborative leaders, suggests London Business School professor Daniel Cable. In this commentary, he notes that businesses are increasingly abandoning top-down management models.

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8/10/2018

University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi says some of her priorities in her new position are to foster diversity on campus and focus on boosting student success. Bendapudi is the first woman and person of color to serve as permanent president at the school.