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7/19/2019

A study of low-income students attending Texas public colleges for the first time shows that those who receive extra federal and state grants are more likely to graduate and have higher earnings than peers who do not receive extra aid. Researchers found that government spending was fully recouped within a decade from the taxes on graduates' higher salaries.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/19/2019

Sri Zaheer, dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, says business people and MBA students should always be thinking about how they can make the world a better place and be lifelong learners. Zaheer, a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council's board of directors, says individuals need a "strong, ethical grounding" to be effective in business.

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Poets & Quants
7/19/2019

About half of the 50 colleges that received 30% of student veterans' Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits were for-profit colleges, according to a new US Government Accountability Office report. A quarter of the funds went to private nonprofit colleges and 22% to public colleges, the data shows.

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Education Dive
7/19/2019

New University of Colorado system President Mark Kennedy says his focus will be on "attracting and graduating diverse students" and building a strategic plan to grow and sustain the institution. Kennedy, whose candidacy drew criticism over his conservative political views, says he's confident that if he's judged on his actions "those concerns will be allayed."

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Westword (Denver)
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President Mark Kennedy
7/19/2019

While 89% of academic advancement professionals say using artificial intelligence could make their teams more efficient, 72% say they have no plans to either use AI in the coming year or at all, according to a new survey. The data shows that 28% are using AI or intend to within the next six months and an overwhelming majority say ethical use of AI is important.

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Campus Technology
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AI technology, AI
7/19/2019

Community colleges have received more than $271 million in donations since 2009 and many are seeing an increase in large gifts as donors seek to support their efforts to boost workforce and job training skills. The yearly donations to two-year schools are still overshadowed by four-year colleges and universities, which have received a total of $2 billion so far this year.

7/19/2019

Jennifer Slesinski, the Associate Director of Admissions at University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, writes about her experience at this year's GMAC Annual Conference. Read more at GMAC Advisor.

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blog.gmac.com
7/19/2019

Nearly half of MBA students responding to a survey by RelishCareers say they were unhappy with their job recruitment experience with many not ending up in their preferred industry. Those seeking placement in highly competitive areas such as finance and consulting need to start their recruitment efforts early, some experts say.

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Poets & Quants
7/19/2019

The number of applications from students in China to British universities rose 30% this year, according to the University and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications from students in non-European Union countries made up about 13% of total applicants, up 8% from last year, with most students coming from China, India and Hong Kong, the data shows.

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Ozy
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non-European Union
7/19/2019

Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia are partnering this fall to offer an MBA in food marketing with a focus on strategy around delivery and regulations. The aim is to help regional firms "recruit and retain local talent who have the specialized skill set they crave," says Denise Rotondo, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius.

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Saint Joseph