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2/17/2017

The number of graduates from European Union countries seeking jobs in the UK fell by 18% from May to July last year, according to a report from LinkedIn. Researchers said the study highlights the effects of the Brexit vote on businesses in the UK.

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2/17/2017

Marika and Pablo Troncoso say they supported one another, but took different tracks, while earning their MBA degrees together at HEC Paris to keep school and life together separate. Two other couples working on degrees together share their stories.

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2/17/2017

Iowa lawmakers have approved a measure that would scale back the bargaining power of unions, including those at state colleges and universities. Public-sector unions, excluding those for public safety workers such as police and firefighters, would be limited to negotiating base wages but not other issues such as benefits and staff reductions.

2/17/2017

A. Gabriel Esteban, the current president of Seton Hall University, has been named the first layperson to head DePaul University in Chicago. Esteban will become the 12th president of Catholic university in July, replacing the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider.

2/16/2017

As Congress considers whether to allow private banks back into the federal student loan system as part of the renewal of the Higher Education Act, new research on the issue is warning against such a move. Critics say the private loan industry is less regulated and warn that reinstating private banks into the program might lead to higher student debt.

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2/16/2017

Fundraising campaigns for college tuition and related expenses make up one of the fastest-growing categories of campaigns on GoFundMe. Students have raised $60 million over the past three years through more than 130,000 campaigns that brought in more than 850,000 donations, the company said.

2/16/2017

The number of students applying for state-funded California Dream Act grants to attend community college has dropped from 33,032 applications last year to just 18,714 this year, according to the California Student Aid Commission. Officials say fear of deportation could be keeping students living in the country illegally from applying.

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2/16/2017

To build an effective brand, higher-education marketing leaders should conduct interviews and surveys with all stakeholders and carefully audit current branded materials, write Caity McLaughlin Lischick and Roger Sametz, both of Sametz Blackstone Associates. Analyzing the data can help pinpoint problems and generate ideas, they note in this commentary.

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2/16/2017

The University of Southern California is extending its fundraising campaign another five years as it expects to reach its $6 billion fundraising goal more than 17 months early. The money will go to fund the university's endowment, research and new buildings and labs, President C.L. Max Nikias says.

2/15/2017

Ninety-five percent of the students who took the Applications of Learning Theory course at Boston College over the past 10 years graduated in four years. The course, which serves as a model for the reform of remediation, teaches such skills as note-taking, critical thinking and test preparation.

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