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  Member College News
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Entire Athletic Training Graduating Class of King's (Pa.) College Pass Certification Exam on First Attempt
posted: Jul 11th   source: kings.edu  
All 11 members of the Class of 2014 of the King’s (Pa.) College’s Athletic Training Program have passed the national Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination on their first attempt.
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  General College News
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Early childhood screenings to be offered thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation
posted: Jul 8th   source: misericordia.edu  
A hearing assessment program for at-risk preschool children will begin in the fall thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Misericordia University received an $11,026 grant from The Blue Ribbon Foundation that will enable it to provide free hearing screenings and intervention services at Head Start Centers in Luzerne County. Graduate speech-language pathology...
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  Member College News
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King’s (Pa.) College’s Joint Engineering Program with University of Notre Dame Exceeding Expectations of Students and Admissions Officers
posted: Jul 3rd   source: kings.edu  
Given the overall demand for qualified engineers among leading businesses and the academic reputation of the University of Notre Dame, King’s (Pa.) College officials were confident that the dual degree program in engineering that was announced in 2012 would be a popular option for high school graduates. The high level of popularity it has reached in a very short time frame has exceeded all their expectations.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Are Private Institutions Truly 'Independent'
posted: Jul 2nd   source: huffingtonpost.com  
Dr. Scott Miller, president of Bethany College (WV), says that the Obama Administration's narrow view that student success can be measured by salaries is a threat to higher education rather than an means to improve outcomes. Aren't there more broad measures of career and life success?
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  Campus Finances
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93 Public College Presidents Earn More Than President Obama
posted: Jul 2nd   source: huffingtonpost.com  
93 public college & university presidents earned more money last year than President Obama and his wife Michelle. Ohio State has a $6 million man in president Gordon Gee. Often, the highest-paying colleges graduate students with above-average student loan debt.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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As Prices Rise, Colleges are Offering Students Steeper Discounts
posted: Jul 2nd   source: insidehighered.com  
The “high tuition, high discount” business model is often confusing to students and parents, but it’s how things are done at most private colleges: the colleges charge high prices and then offer students they want huge discounts. Last year, private colleges received only 54% of 'list price' in revenue.
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  Member College News
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Microsoft grant will help prepare students for major shift in IT landscape
posted: Jul 2nd   source: ben.edu  
Beginning this fall, students enrolled in Benedictine University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Business Analytics and M.S. in Management Information Systems programs will have access to Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud-based, Web-scale information technology (IT) computing platforms increasingly found in businesses where large-scale management and assessment of data is essential.
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  Member College News
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The Galleries at Moore Receives $240,000 Grant In Support of Its Exhibition Strange Currencies
posted: Jul 1st   source: moore.edu  
The Galleries at Moore has received a $240,000 grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to support Strange Currencies, an exhibition that will critically re-examine the emergence and development of unorthodox, non-institutional artistic practices in Mexico City in the 1990s. During this time a series of economic and political events, including the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),...
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  Member College News
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Manchester exceeds $100 million target
posted: Jul 1st   source: journalgazette.net  
Retiring president credited for fundraising record

Manchester University President Jo Young Switzer is sailing into retirement on a high note – more than a million high notes, in fact.

Students First!, a university fundraising campaign that began in 2007, has surpassed a $100 million goal nearly 18 months before the campaign's deadline date.
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  College Savings News
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The Cost of College: Are Parents Saving Enough?
posted: Jun 30th   source: learnvest.com  
According to a new Sallie Mae report, for families with teenagers, the average amount saved for college is $21,416. That's a one-year 30% improvement - but still not enough, especially if you have multiple children. How about setting up an automatic payroll deduction or automatic checking-to-savings transfer to fund the college savings account every month?
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  Member College News
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Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnership
posted: Jun 30th   source: drexel.edu  
Drexel University recently celebrated the grand opening of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Usage of the site will include a free community law clinic, a health and wellness center, education programs, arts collaborations, & architectural design-build studios.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Corban University is 1st Oregon Member of Tuition Rewards
posted: Jun 30th   source: bit.ly  
Corban University, a gospel-driven community of scholars and leaders who seek to bring a biblical perspective to all areas of study and practice, is the State of Oregon's first member of the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Private College & University Enrollment Consortium.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Things You'll Learn from Watchng the "'Ivory Town' Documentary
posted: Jun 29th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
In the new "ivory Tower' documentary, you'll learn that only 1.25% of U.S. colleges offer scholarships that meet 'full need'. You'll learn when state schools offer lots of amenities -- rock-climbing walls - it's to attract out-of-state students who pay more in tuition. And, a focus is presidential salaries.
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  Student Loan News
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Federal student loan interest rates to rise July 1
posted: Jun 27th   source: redalertpolitics.com  
Federal student loan interest rates will rise again next week. Interest rates on undergraduate Stafford loans taken out between July 1 & June 30, 2015 will jump up to 4.66% from 3.86%. Rates on direct PLUS loans, offered to parents, will rise to 7.21%. None of these increased rates apply to loans given out in previous years.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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5 Key Areas of the Senate Democrats’ Bill to Renew the Higher Education Act
posted: Jun 27th   source: chronicle.com  
Senate Democrats formally unveiled their plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, introducing a 785-page bill that aims to make college more affordable, programs more accountable & student debt more manageable. The bill would revive year-round Pell Grants, limit abuses by for-profit colleges & set minimum standards for colleges’ net-price calculators.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Proposals by House Republicans Seek to Ease College-Application Process
posted: Jun 27th   source: chronicle.com  
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce announced a series of bills intended to reform the college-application process. Outlined in a news release, the proposals tackle the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the availability of college metrics to families and students’ financial literacy.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Tying Federal Aid to College Ratings
posted: Jun 26th   source: nytimes.com  
A new study, by the Education Trust, says the federal government should set minimum performance standards for all colleges receiving federal aid. At least 17% of enrollment should be poor & working-class students; schools must have a six-year graduation rate of at least 15%; and, the college's three-year student loan default rate should not exceed 28%.
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  Student Loan News
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Student-Debt Debate Is Stoked by Caveats About Data
posted: Jun 26th   source: chronicle.com  
Does a trillion dollars of student loan debt represent a crisis? Andrew Rossi’s new documentary film, Ivory Tower, says "yes". But the new report by Beth Akers and Matthew Chingos of the Brookings Institution see "sensationalism" in Rossi's film. David Leonhardt, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, agrees with Akers & Chingos.
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  Member College News
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Felician College President Joins New National Effort to Improve Success for Latino Students in Higher Education
posted: Jun 25th   source: felician.edu  
Presidents for Latino Student Success enlists institutional leaders throughout the country to make America stronger by increasing degree attainment for Latino students. Felician College's Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D. is the only college president on the board from a private college.
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  General College News
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Mercy Foundation supports Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program
posted: Jun 25th   source: misericordia.edu  
The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Mercy Foundation at the second annual Mercy Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Mercy Center, Dallas, Pa., to subsidize the program’s operational expenses and in support of its emergency fund.
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