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10/20/2017

Dual-enrollment programs and programs that help prepare students for college and career are considered by US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be measures that support school choice -- one of her key initiatives. That could mean such programs would benefit from a portion of about $700 million in federal grants earmarked for DeVos' top priorities.

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10/20/2017

The EMBA-Global Asia program run by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong took second place for the first time in Financial Times rankings.

10/20/2017

A temporary restraining order was issued this week by a federal judge in Hawaii preventing implementation of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban. The judge specifically noted the ban's potential harm to the University of Hawaii, which has students and faculty members from some of the designated countries.

10/20/2017

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., have introduced legislation that would make university adjunct instructors eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The part-time status of contingent faculty currently makes them ineligible for the program.

10/20/2017

A recent study has shown that "nudges," or reminders sent to college students by text or through an app, increased college completion by 6% after one year at nine public colleges and universities. The University of Washington Tacoma uses the nudges to remind students of deadlines and offer tips and encouragement.

10/20/2017

Butler University in Indiana is using a unique way to tell students they've been admitted to the school: a visit by the school's mascot, a bulldog named Butler Blue III. The visits are part of a larger marketing effort, and officials say students who receive a visit from "Trip," as the dog is called, are three to four times more likely to choose to attend Butler.

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10/20/2017

The estate of Jean Hower Taber, great-granddaughter of one of the founders of the Quaker Oats Company, has given the University of Akron its largest ever gift -- $20 million -- to fund student scholarships in specific areas. During her life, Taber gave more than $7.7 million to support the Ohio school.

10/20/2017

Applications for London Business School's EMBA program increased 10% this year over last. Other London b-schools also report increases, while programs in China reportedly are being hampered by government intervention.

10/20/2017

A federal judge in Hawaii has placed a hold on President Donald Trump's latest travel ban, barring certain travelers from eight countries. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.

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10/20/2017

Women are a growing presence in MBA programs, making up 49% of applicants this year, compared with 42% in 2013, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The increase comes amid a growing number of scholarships and other programs targeting female students.