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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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10/19/2018

Graduate students seeking jobs outside of academia need a resume that focuses on skills and competencies instead of academic achievements, write Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood, co-founders of Beyond the Professoriate. In this commentary, they lay out steps for creating custom resumes that can show an employer how they are a good fit with the company.

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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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10/18/2018

Iowa State University has reached its $1.1 billion fundraising goal two years ahead of schedule and is now aiming to raise $1.5 billion by June 2021. President Wendy Wintersteen says the money will help recruit new faculty, implement programs to boost graduation rates and enhance the student experience.

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Iowa State University
10/17/2018

A US District judge on Tuesday allowed to take effect borrower defense rules meant to grant student-loan relief to students defrauded by colleges. Judge Randolph Moss denied a request to delay implementation of the rules after he ruled in September that it was illegal for US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay them.

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10/17/2018

Two annual reports on college pricing and financial aid from The College Board show that sticker prices for four-year public colleges and universities rose slower than inflation, signaling that college prices may be decreasing. One factor contributing to the change may be a recent rise in state funding for institutions, but college costs for public universities still make up 20% of a median family income, the report shows.

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