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4/16/2018

A study shows that black students attending historically black colleges and universities are 6% to 16% more likely to graduate in six years than such students who attend predominantly white institutions. Researchers say their findings show that state and federal governments should provide more support to HBCUs.

4/16/2018

College and university recruiters are more likely to visit wealthy high schools with more white students and skip nearby schools where median family incomes are lower and more minorities attend, according to a new study. Researchers caution that their method does not include other efforts that schools may use to recruit more underserved students.

4/16/2018

Colleges and universities are focusing more on fully online courses than blended courses, according to 55% of higher-education chief online officers interviewed for a new survey. The data also showed that most COOs see competition growing in the online market, and the majority of leaders at four-year institutions say they'll add more than 10 new online programs in coming years.

4/16/2018

John and Char Kopchick, both graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, have donated $23 million to their alma mater toward a campaign raising money for several initiatives, including construction of a new science building. The donation, the largest ever received by the school, was a way for the couple to "pay it forward," John Kopchick said.

4/16/2018

Make lists of no more than three non-negotiable goals for each area of your life and spend the bulk of your time on these priorities, Fran Hauser writes in this adapted book excerpt. Shuffle your schedule to fit your key priorities and delegate the tasks you don't have time for.

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4/16/2018

Be original and clear with your key messages and decide on the best method of delivery to get your points across, writes Karima Mariama-Arthur, CEO of WordSmithRapport. Actively listen to your audience for cues and interact with the crowd instead of "talking at" them.

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4/16/2018

Academics can improve their relationships with their bosses by "managing up" through better communication and asking for help with career goals, writes Kristy Sherrer, director of career services at the University of California at Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health. Employees also should seek manager feedback and be patient and adaptable, she recommends in this commentary.

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Inside Higher Ed
4/13/2018

The state offering the best value for higher-education is Virginia, followed by California and Wyoming, according to a new ranking from SmartAsset. The rankings were based on five factors, including average net price, a 20-year return on investment and undergraduate graduation rates.

4/13/2018

The share of research funding for UK business schools coming from sources within the UK dropped from 78% in 2011-12 to 66% in 2016-17, with contributions from the European Union climbing from 19% to 27% over the same time period, according to a report from the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Chief Executive Anne Kiem said the trend is "very concerning" as schools expect to lose EU money after Brexit is fully implemented.

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4/13/2018

Some of the top jobs for MBA graduates include business operations and marketing manager positions as well as research and management analyst jobs, according to an analysis of the U.S. News Best Jobs of 2018 rankings. Most new graduates will land midlevel positions, according to a study published by the Graduate Management Admission Council.