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6/22/2018

The gap between default rates of black and white student-loan borrowers remains "large and statistically significant," even when controlled for factors such as income, loan amounts and whether a degree was earned, according to a report. Researchers say a lack of access to support systems such as loan counseling or servicing could play a role in the disparity.

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Inside Higher Ed
6/22/2018

Data show millennials may be less entrepreneurial than previous generations, and risk may be a factor. However, younger members of the cohort may be more open to risk, data suggest.

6/22/2018

Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council show 47% of US-based companies plan to hire foreign MBA graduates this year, down from 55% last year. Visa concerns play a role.

6/22/2018

Colleges and universities can boost completion rates by providing students with more basic needs such as food and transportation besides just tuition assistance, higher-education leaders said recently at the 2018 New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum. "How many of us have thought instead of sending an academic advisor to talk to them about their math class that we might give them a meal plan?" asked Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Rab.

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Education Dive
6/22/2018

Three Democratic US senators have reintroduced a measure that would provide grants to states to establish or expand reverse transfer programs to retroactively award associate degrees to students who may have earned enough credits but never received the degree. Sponsor Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says the measure would make it easier for students to "compete in today's economy and earn higher wages."

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Campus Technology
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Sen. Tim Kaine
6/22/2018

More colleges and universities are reporting an increase in the number of students asking for permission to bring emotional support animals with them to campus. A recent analysis of more than 1,000 colleges, however, shows that 96% of them do not allow students to have emotional support animals.

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MarketWatch, CNBC
6/22/2018

College and university leaders should allow controversial speakers to appear on campus, says Suzanne Nossel, CEO of the free speech group PEN America. Protests also should be allowed to proceed without disrupting the event, Nossel notes.

6/22/2018

The University of New Hampshire is asking for $35 million in state funding over six years to build new research laboratories and prepare students for science and medical careers. Gov. Chris Sununu says he supports the plan, which carries an overall price tag of $86 million, to help improve workforce skills in the state.

6/22/2018

Overall, hiring demand for recent business school graduates is strong according to the findings of GMAC's 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.

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blog.gmac.com
6/22/2018

The 2019 GMAT Official Guide series -- print and e-book versions -- are now available to your candidates. Visit the mba.com store page to purchase and receive 15% off through June 30.

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mba.com