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1/20/2017

A report suggesting the Trump administration could eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities was called "devastating news" by Robert Newman, president and director of the National Humanities Center. Newman says supporters will lobby and mobilize the public to save the funding.

1/20/2017

Apprehension over the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election as US president are making some MBA students rethink their school choices, according to two surveys from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The Brexit vote has made 45% of non-UK GMAT test-takers less likely to study in the UK, while 37% of those outside the US taking the GMAT reported being wary of studying in the US.

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Poets & Quants
1/20/2017

College and university students are paying 70% or more for campus food services than they would if they bought and cooked the food themselves, according to an analysis. Food services have become a source of revenue for schools, data show, and leaders justify the price by pointing to many of the specialty foods students expect.

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The Hechinger Report
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1/20/2017

Enrollment at the all-women's Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania has increased over the past seven years, and the school is adding more programs and banking a multimillion-dollar surplus. President Carmen Twillie Ambar attributes the success to an ongoing commitment to "helping women lead in the world in whatever field they choose."

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Cedar Crest College
1/20/2017

Ted Mitchell, US undersecretary of education under former President Barack Obama, says the administration's focus on boosting student outcomes was the greatest success of its higher-education agenda. However, he says in this Q&A, the administration failed to improve college completion rates as much as it had hoped.

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The Atlantic online
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Barack Obama, Ted Mitchell
1/20/2017

More than half of the articles published in top humanities journals over the past 45 years have come from professors at the top 10% of universities, with nearly 90% coming from authors at the top 20% of schools, according to a study. Gender parity in such journals has improved over the years, data showed, but some publications are still lagging behind.

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InsideHigherEd.com
1/20/2017

Marquette University in Wisconsin has received a $10 million donation from alumni donors Ray and Kay Eckstein to fund construction of a $96 million residence hall. The Ecksteins have donated to the university before, giving $51 million in 2007 to build the law school that is named after them.

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BizTimes Milwaukee
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Marquette University, law school, Ray
1/20/2017

GMAC is accepting session proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference, an event that hosts more than 600 attendees from business schools all over the world. The objective of each session is to present innovative approaches to new or existing challenges for session attendees to leverage at their home institutions. Proposals will be accepted through February 5, 2017.

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gmac.com
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GMAC
1/20/2017

GMAC's annual Year-End Poll of Employers shows a greater share of companies planning to employ business school graduates in 2017. They also plan to increase hiring of MBA and non-MBA graduates, expanding the amount of positions for job-seeking b-school alumni. For more findings from the 2016 Year-End Poll of Employers, download the full summary report.

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gmac.com
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1/20/2017

As US President-elect Donald Trump takes office, UK and Canadian business schools are courting students wary of new immigration policies. US schools say they haven't seen an enrollment decline.

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