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7/16/2018

Colleges and universities may need to come up with alternate plans to support faculty and their families if the US government proceeds with a plan to limit H-1B visas and cancel the work permits of spouses, writes Pooja Vijayakumar, a researcher at Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, Ireland. In this commentary, Vijayakumar also warns that new visa restrictions could reduce the number of international faculty on US campuses.

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University of Limerick
7/16/2018

Academics seeking a faculty job should determine an endpoint to their search and consider other careers, writes Derek Attig, director of career development at the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this commentary, he suggests several factors to consider, including finances and career priorities.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/13/2018

A survey from Civitas Learning found that one-quarter of college students say it will be hard for them to finish their degree, with students describing time management and anxiety as their top challenges. Students say they felt most confident turning to academic advisers for help, but about a quarter say it had been six months or longer since they did so.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/13/2018

Many MBA programs now are recruiting students with liberal arts backgrounds, and some are helping to prepare them for the math-intensive curriculum. The Yale School of Management invites some students to a math camp to hone skills in areas such as statistics and calculus.

7/13/2018

A San Francisco company called PassRight is helping businesses that may not be able to secure H-1B visas for foreign workers apply for O-1 visas instead. The so-called "genius visa" is awarded to foreign workers with "extraordinary ability or achievement" and the program does not have a cap like the H-1B visas.

7/13/2018

Tennessee education officials are revamping their career and technical pathways initiative to offer students more options, so they can choose between enrolling in college or entering the workforce. Mike Krause, Tennessee Higher Education Commissioner executive director, says the revamp of Tennessee Pathways will ensure more students are ready for college or a career.

7/13/2018

More than 5,000 new freshmen from California enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in Arizona in 2016, according to US Education Department figures. Even as the University of California system is enrolling more in-state students than it has before, the California State University system turned away more than 30,000 in-state students in 2017, data show.

7/13/2018

Higher-education must adapt to "demand-driven education," according to a report from Jobs for the Future and Pearson, which will require institutions to offer more competency-based programs and partner with businesses. The report's authors say colleges and universities will need to offer flexible and adaptive pathways that will support learners in all stages of their careers.

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Pearson
7/13/2018

A $15 million donation to the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics will be used, among other things, to establish a new endowment and support research and tuition assistance for students. The gift, one of the largest to the institute, was made by the institute's national advisory board chairman, Alex Levi, and his wife, Vicki.

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The Baltimore Sun
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7/13/2018

There are still a few spots available for the AINP East conference hosted at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Registration closes soon! Register today.

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cvent.com