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10/19/2018

The US economy has benefited from the country's entrepreneurial spirit and its toleration of "creative destruction," write former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and The Economist political editor Adrian Wooldridge. In this essay, they assert that financial-system reforms and a tightening of entitlement spending are needed to ensure the country's long-term economic strength.

10/19/2018

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, an MBA can enhance their ability to build a solid business plan and learn leadership skills, according to Jatin Bhandari, founder of InterviewNinjas and PythaGurus. Bhandari asserts an MBA also can give professionals credibility and access to a wider network of partners, mentors and customers.

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10/19/2018

Join GMAC researchers on Wednesday, Oct. 31, for a deep dive on business master's programs in the United States and Europe. Register for the webinar.

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10/19/2018

Data show more than 260 institutions now offer EMBA programs. Graduate Management Admission Council President Sangeet Chowfla says today's EMBAs are especially helpful to technology entrepreneurs.

10/19/2018

Credit-ratings firm Moody's is sounding the alarm about the financial status of US business schools after a report from the Graduate Management Admission Council noted a drop in enrollment. The report notes US immigration policies may be a factor in the decline.

10/19/2018

After finding it hard to fund an MBA program, Cameron Stevens founded Prodigy Finance to provide student loans. The company has lent about $650 million to 15,000 students since 2007.

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10/18/2018

A new rule planned by the Trump administration would set a fixed maximum time period that international students and scholars can stay in the US, in place of the "duration of status" designation now granted under student and certain other nonimmigrant visas. Jill Welch, the deputy executive director for public policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, says the proposed policy would undermine efforts by colleges and universities to attract international students and faculty.

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10/18/2018

Seven in 10 humanities Ph.D. holders in nonacademic careers say that 15 years after graduation, their degree has prepared them "extremely well" or "very well," according to a new survey by the Council of Graduate Schools. Time seemed to be a factor in satisfaction, the data showed, with 52% of nonacademic Ph.D.s saying they were well prepared when asked three years after completing their program.

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10/18/2018

A new survey from Witt/Kieffer found that 83% of college and university chief enrollment officers are optimistic about their profession and 64% plan to remain in their roles. Despite feeling pressure to bring in the right students to their institutions, many said they feel supported by their administration.

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eCampus News
10/18/2018

Data can be a great tool for college and university leaders seeking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion, some institutional experts say. University of California, San Diego, professor Samuel Museus offers a system to make diversity an integral part of recruitment and admissions and not just a "tack on" goal.

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