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  Campus Finances
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Survey Finds Up to 56% of College Students Likely to Transfer
posted: 19 minutes ago   source: transfer.ashworthcollege.edu  
According to a new survey by the National Transfer Network, the founder of the Knowledge Transfer Blog, up to 56 percent of students who are currently enrolled in college are likely to transfer to another institution. The survey of 1,027 college students also found that “transfer of most credits toward degree” is the most important factor when selecting another institution.
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  College Admissions News
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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions
posted: 49 minutes ago   source: npr.org  
At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.
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  General College News
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Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling
posted: 1 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
Leaders in higher education, upset by Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions, said the ruling would nudge them further along the path of finding alternative means to promote diversity in their student bodies.
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  College Admissions News
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Top 13 things college admissions officers want to see
posted: 1 hours ago   source: chroniclenewspaper.com  
Public high school students can get into the college of their dreams. All it takes is gumption, advanced planning, and guidance. Students frequently want to know what colleges are looking for. The reality is, there is no one perfect combination. Colleges want a range of students to create a diverse campus community, so students need to present themselves as a whole, showing off their own unique mix of qualities in...
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  Student Loan News
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Student Loan Borrowers Face Auto-default when Co-signer Dies or Goes Bankrupt
posted: 2 hours ago   source: infozine.com  
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publishes Consumer Advisory and Sample Letters to Help Borrowers Release Co-Signer
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  Retirement Savings News
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Retirement: starting over in a new job
posted: 2 hours ago   source: chicagotribune.com  
When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying for his sons' higher education and the effects of two subsequent bear markets, left Pat and his wife, Bonnie, seriously short on retirement savings.
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  College Admissions News
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How Minorities Have Fared in States With Affirmative Action Bans
posted: 21 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
In states that have banned affirmative action in college admissions, prominent public universities have tended to enroll fewer black and Hispanic freshmen. Here are the results in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan & Washington state.
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  College Admissions News
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Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling
posted: 22 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
Leaders at public universities, upset by the Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions, said the ruling would nudge them towards alternative means to promote diversity in their student bodies. Income-based diversity is most likely, with advantages for low-income students of all races.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University Department of Nursing's External Advisory Board addresses changes, challenges to delivering high-quality care, education
posted: 22 hours ago   source: misericordia.edu  
The Misericordia University Department of Nursing’s External Advisory Board recently met at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to discuss the changes and challenges in delivering high-quality health care and health care education.
“The values and beliefs of nursing as a humanistic service continue to embody the role of the professional nurse as a future leader,’’ said Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., chair and...
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  Member College News
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LTU wins top award in national architectural engineering competition
posted: 23 hours ago   source: ltu.edu  
A team from Lawrence Technological University was the winner in the integration category of a national student design competition sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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  Member College News
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La Roche College and Univ. of Pittsburgh sign new engineering articulation agreement
posted: 23 hours ago   source: laroche.edu  
A new articulation agreement between La Roche College and the University of Pittsburgh will allow students to earn a degree from both institutions.

Under the new agreement, students who attend La Roche for three years will complete pre-engineering requirements and at least 75 percent of a La Roche major. The most popular La Roche majors are expected to be math, computer science, chemistry or an interdisciplinary...
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  Member College News
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Lees-McRae College signs cooperative agreements in China
posted: Apr 23rd   source: lmc.edu  
Lees-McRae is proud to announce they have signed cooperative agreements with four Chinese institutions. Though still in their infancy, these relationships hold many possibilities for the expansion of Lees-McRae’s global education programs.
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  Member College News
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Lebanon Valley College’s Mund College Center Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
posted: Apr 23rd   source: lvc.edu  
Lebanon Valley College’s Mund College Center has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
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  Member College News
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Lake Erie College Receives Grant from Lubrizol Foundation
posted: Apr 23rd   source: lec.edu  
The Lake Erie College School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has received a grant from the Lubrizol Foundation to purchase a piece of equipment - the Waters Breeze2 HPLC system. Current research in the chemistry department at Lake Erie College is focused on heavy-metal contamination of the local environment; however, existing equipment allows only a limited analysis of those pollutants. John Tedesco, Ph.D.,...
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  Member College News
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Keystone inducts freshmen into honor society
posted: Apr 23rd   source: keystone.edu  
Keystone College recently inducted more than 40 freshmen students into its newly established Freshman Honor Society. For membership, first-year students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 during their freshman year and be enrolled on a full-time basis.
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  Member College News
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King’s Placed on National Lists for Educational Excellence and High “Return On Investment”
posted: Apr 23rd   source: kings.edu  
King’s College has been placed on national lists from “Forbes” magazine and Affordable Colleges Online in recognition of its overall excellence and for providing students excellent return on their tuition investment.

King’s has been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to...
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  Member College News
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JCU Student Places in Top 10 at National Debate Championship
posted: Apr 23rd   source: sites.jcu.edu  
John Carroll University student Brigette Mendes ’16 placed eighth in the nation in the junior varsity division of the American Debate Association championship, held recently at Liberty University. JCU students have finished in the top 10 at the championship for four consecutive years.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban on Affirmative Action in College Admissions
posted: Apr 22nd   source: huffingtonpost.com  
A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-to-2 vote. Dissenting, Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued that majority votes can trample minority rights.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Elizabeth Warren’s needed call for student loan reform
posted: Apr 22nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis.
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  Student Loan News
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Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds
posted: Apr 22nd   source: nytimes.com  
For students who borrow on the private market to pay for college, the death of a parent co-signer (or a parent filing for bankruptcy) can come with an unexpected, added blow. Even borrowers with good payment records can face sudden demands for full, early repayment of those loans and can be forced into default.
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