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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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7/19/2019

Business schools should use content marketing to tell stories about what sets their program apart from others, writes Marco De Novellis, the editor of BusinessBecause. "In today's competitive business education market, schools need to create compelling content that both matters to prospective students and speaks to the school's distinctiveness," he writes in this blog post.

7/19/2019

While case studies have been effective for MBA courses in the past, Jaan Elias, director of case study research at Yale School of Management, says some leave out context and other important dissenting voices. Yale has pioneered a new system using "raw" cases that encourage more wide-ranging discussions.

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7/18/2019

Proposed legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., would make many low-income college students eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The measure comes after the Government Accountability Office earlier this year reported that food insecurity may affect more than 30% of college students.

7/18/2019

Women studying abroad are more likely to report they've been sexually harassed while men report more thefts and physical assaults, according to a new survey. Most incidents occurred in public places with the majority reported by students in Africa and North or South America and the fewest reported in Europe and Asia, the data shows.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/18/2019

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee says college and university presidents need to ask more questions when problems arise and challenge a "culture of complacency" that can often shield those in power. "We're focused on doing the right thing for the individual that is in charge of something, rather than the other way around," he says.

7/18/2019

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit rating of the University of Alaska as it faces a 41% cut in state funding unless lawmakers can reach a deal to restore the money. Funding for state scholarships has also been cut, putting student enrollment in jeopardy as well.

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7/17/2019

New college graduates can leverage the tools of LinkedIn -- such as the profile, job searches and tutorials -- to land their first job or find new work, says Blair Decembrele, the company's career expert. Graduates can also use the platform's tools to network and meet those working in fields that interest them, she suggests in this Q&A.

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7/17/2019

A new analysis of college and university president compensation shows that 17 chief executives at public colleges received more than $1 million in compensation, an increase from 12 who did so in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The average salary among the top 20 public college presidents was nearly $1.3 million in the 2018 calendar year, the data shows.

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Education Dive
7/17/2019

A new bipartisan bill announced this week by members of the US Senate would set federal parameters and guidelines for income-share agreements for students seeking to finance a college education. Critics say the measure could weaken current consumer protection for student loans.

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