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A Private University Matches Public Prices

A Private University Matches Public Prices

August 23, 2018

Oglethorpe University (GA) staked out new ground Wednesday in the struggle to stand out from the crowd of small private colleges, unveiling a pricing strategy that will match public college tuition rates in every state for members of next year’s freshman class who meet certain benchmarks.  The 1,280-student university in Atlanta calls the strategy the Flagship 50 program. It’s a non-need-based scholarship pegging the tuition some students will pay to sticker prices at flagship public universities in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Oglethorpe University (GA) staked out new ground Wednesday in the struggle to stand out from the crowd of small private colleges, unveiling a pricing strategy that will match public college tuition rates in every state for members of next year’s freshman class who meet certain benchmarks.  The 1,280-student university in Atlanta calls the strategy the Flagship 50 program. It’s a non-need-based scholarship pegging the tuition some students will pay to sticker prices at flagship public universities in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

August 23, 2018

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Bloomberg

Yale’s Endowment Won’t Invest in Outlets That Sell Assault Weapons

Yale’s Endowment Won’t Invest in Outlets That Sell Assault Weapons

August 23, 2018

Yale University’s (CT) $27.2 billion endowment won’t invest in retail outlets that market and sell assault weapons to the public. Yale’s advisory committee on investor responsibility recommended the ban to a committee of the board of trustees, which adopted the policy recently. The New Haven, Connecticut-based school, the second-richest in the U.S., announced the change in a statement Aug. 21.
Yale University’s (CT) $27.2 billion endowment won’t invest in retail outlets that market and sell assault weapons to the public. Yale’s advisory committee on investor responsibility recommended the ban to a committee of the board of trustees, which adopted the policy recently. The New Haven, Connecticut-based school, the second-richest in the U.S., announced the change in a statement Aug. 21.

August 23, 2018

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The Telegram, Rocky Mount, NC

Businesses Reach Out to College Students

Businesses Reach Out to College Students

August 23, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College’s seventh annual Rock the Mount event Tuesday on the Southern Bank Green gave the college’s record-setting incoming class a chance to find out about the different area businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations in Rocky Mount and the Twin Counties. Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark said this is the college’s largest incoming class ever at 475 students. 
N.C. Wesleyan College’s seventh annual Rock the Mount event Tuesday on the Southern Bank Green gave the college’s record-setting incoming class a chance to find out about the different area businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations in Rocky Mount and the Twin Counties. Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark said this is the college’s largest incoming class ever at 475 students. 

August 23, 2018

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Utah Business

Female Presidents: Meet the Women Leading Utah’s High Education Institutions

Female Presidents: Meet the Women Leading Utah’s High Education Ins...

August 23, 2018

Three of Utah’s higher education institutions have named new presidents this year. And while new leaders always usher in changes, there’s been one big change that the three institutions have in common: Utah Valley University, the University of Utah, and Westminster College named women to lead their institutions. They join the female presidents of Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College to make a group of five female higher education presidents in Utah. It’s an unprecedented leadership change in a state that has dire executive-level gender diversity. Here, we profile four presidents who are proudly leading their higher education institutions.
Three of Utah’s higher education institutions have named new presidents this year. And while new leaders always usher in changes, there’s been one big change that the three institutions have in common: Utah Valley University, the University of Utah, and Westminster College named women to lead their institutions. They join the female presidents of Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College to make a group of five female higher education presidents in Utah. It’s an unprecedented leadership change in a state that has dire executive-level gender diversity. Here, we profile four presidents who are proudly leading their higher education institutions.

August 23, 2018

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Fortune

Amazon Alexa Fellowship Program Is Heading to 14 More Universities

Amazon Alexa Fellowship Program Is Heading to 14 More Universities

August 23, 2018

Amazon is now working with 18 universities to encourage research into voice technology that could help the company’s Alexa voice assistant.  The online retail giant said on Wednesday that it plans to award fellowships to graduate students and faculty members at schools like Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California, Berkeley. The fellowship’s goal is to foster the development of voice-recognition technologies at some of the nation’s top universities that would benefit Amazon, which is investing heavily in Alexa amid competition from other services like Google Assistant  and Apple’s  Siri.
Amazon is now working with 18 universities to encourage research into voice technology that could help the company’s Alexa voice assistant.  The online retail giant said on Wednesday that it plans to award fellowships to graduate students and faculty members at schools like Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California, Berkeley. The fellowship’s goal is to foster the development of voice-recognition technologies at some of the nation’s top universities that would benefit Amazon, which is investing heavily in Alexa amid competition from other services like Google Assistant  and Apple’s  Siri.

August 23, 2018

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