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What’s The Future Of Universities?

HuffPost, July 9, 2017 For more than a century, the way universities were run didn’t change all that much. Sure, the technology used advanced, but the basic model of a person giving speeches in a big room then grading tests on their speeches stuck around. For what’s the future of universities, we asked a group…

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Education revolution taking shape at Maryville University

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 10, 2017 In 2016, the Chronicle of Higher Education pointed to Maryville as one of the top five fastest-growing private, nonprofit universities in the country for enrollment. School leaders point to a few of the school’s secret weapons as the reason why. Discover more>…

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3 big ways today’s college students are different from just a decade ago

eCampus News, July 8, 2017 Gen Z, the digital generation, non-traditional students, and potentially many more descriptions have been used to label the current postsecondary body of students, but what may not be so evident is exactly how much their preferences, lifestyles and experiences have radically changed from even a decade ago. Read more>…

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Texas bucks college enrollment slump

Houston Chronicle, July 4, 2017 Texas colleges and universities are resisting a national college admissions slump, enrolling 1.7 percent more students year over year as campuses nationwide saw a 1.5 percent decline in student enrollment, according to recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>…

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Finding students who might not otherwise go to college

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 3, 2017 During Julia Lopez’s tenure at the College Access Foundation, she shifted the foundation’s strategy from simply being a grantor of student scholarships to facilitating and tracking data on college attainment in the state. In the process, she helped to change the policies, practices, systems and institutions to better…

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