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10/12/2018

A brief supporting a lawsuit by former for-profit Corinthian Colleges students against US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over alleged fraudulent practices has been filed by the attorneys general of California and seven other states. The lawsuit argues that the department has "unlawfully withheld" student-loan reimbursements.

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10/12/2018

Gains in population health and innovation have resulted from a multilateral approach to problem-solving, writes Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this commentary, he makes the case for multilateralism and criticizes a recent trend in the US and in Europe toward nationalism.

10/12/2018

Seven colleges and universities -- each with their own employer partner or partners -- are piloting the effectiveness of digital credentials. The TeeUpTheSkills program, led by Education Design Lab, is aimed at providing students with skills and credentials that will make them "digitally discoverable" by employers.

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10/12/2018

Millennials who have never obtained student loans have twice as much saved for retirement by age 30 as millennials who have taken on debt, according to a study by the Center for Retirement Research. The loan amount seems an insignificant factor, the study says, noting "mere existence of the debt is enough to constrain saving."

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Money magazine
10/12/2018

An anonymous $10 million gift to Wake Forest University will be used to provide extra funding for first-generation students through its Magnolia Scholars program. The gift is part of a larger fundraising effort by the North Carolina institution to raise $1 billion by 2020.

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10/12/2018

Russell Schrader, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, says it's "not sexy" to update operating systems, but it's a key step higher-education IT leaders must take to prevent cyberattacks. In this Q&A, Schrader also suggests that leaders frequently educate users on security and even hold contests to spot and report phishing messages.

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Education Dive
10/12/2018

Our newest survey report highlights steady overall application volumes as regional shifts in demand continue to shape the market. Read more at GMAC Advisor.

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10/12/2018

Don't miss an opportunity to shape GMAC Annual Conference 2019 and position yourself and your school as leaders in the graduate management education community. Call for proposals is open until Jan. 11, 2019. Submit your proposal now.

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10/12/2018

Applications for MBA programs at The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and several other schools have declined this year, school data show. A bull market along with tightened US immigration policies are among the reasons for the trend, according to a study by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

10/12/2018

US MBA programs with a STEM designation are seen as attractive to international students partly because of a benefit that allows them to apply for a work-visa extension after graduation.