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Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business & Technology™ joins forces with Executive Next Practices Institute for the Executive Next Practices Forum

High Impact Communications: Driving Innovation, Inclusion & Results SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2020 — The Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University announced today its alliance with the Executive Next Practices Institute for the upcoming Executive Next Practices Forum—High Impact Communications: Driving Innovation, Inclusion & Results. The event will be held on Friday, More Info »

Harvard Leads U.S. Colleges That Received $1 Billion From China – Bloomberg

USC, Penn also land gifts or contracts since the start of 2013 More than 100 schools were recipients despite rising tensions Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been building for years, leading the Trump administration to label the Asian nation “a threat to the world.” Yet the tally of gifts and contracts from China More Info »

Purdue announces 9th consecutive tuition freeze – Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Saturday (Feb. 15) announced that tuition at the university’s flagship West Lafayette campus will hold at 2012 levels through 2021-22, marking the ninth straight year of no tuition increase. In addition, Daniels said, Purdue will continue its strategy of investing in people and priority initiatives, and More Info »

India Opens the Door Wide for Online Learning – Inside Higher Ed

The Indian government is opening up the market for fully online degrees, and U.S. companies are poised to be players. The government of India is for the first time allowing universities to offer fully online degrees — a change that could reshape education delivery in the country while blowing open the door to a previously More Info »

This college was accredited by a DeVos-sanctioned group. We couldn’t find evidence of students or faculty. – USA Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Reagan National University was supposed to be a place of higher learning, but it was unclear how it awarded degrees. By all appearances, at present, it has no students, no faculty and no classrooms. An agency meant to serve as a gatekeeper for federal money gave the university approval to operate More Info »

California’s community colleges chancellor defends new online college – EdSource

Despite a bumpy start and an abrupt change in its leadership, California’s new online college is on track and moving in the right direction, the chancellor of California’s community college system told state senators Thursday. “While at times the road has been rocky, I believe Calbright is well on its way to achieving the objectives More Info »

Another ‘Best and Final Offer’ Emerges as Vote on Instructure Sale Is Postponed—Again – EdSurge

The waiting game continues for Instructure, which has pushed back—again—a shareholders’ vote on an offer from private equity firm Thoma Bravo to acquire the publicly traded company. The vote, originally set for Feb. 13, was rescheduled for today. But this morning, the company best known for its Canvas learning management system postponed it to Feb. More Info »

Aspen University Announces New Pre-Licensure BSN Campus Locations in Tampa and Austin

Establishes Target Launch Dates for Both Campuses Confirms Plans to Conduct USU MSN-FNP Weekend Immersions in All Pre-Licensure Metros NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2020 — Aspen Group, Inc. (“AGI”) (ASPU), an education technology holding company, today announced the signing of definitive lease agreements for two new Aspen University Pre-Licensure BSN campus locations in Tampa, Florida More Info »

Democrats Delay Senate Vote to Block Devos ‘Borrower Defense’ Rule – Politico

Senate Democrats are postponing a vote on legislation to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new rule that curtails loan forgiveness for defrauded students. — Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said he plans to bring up a Congressional Review Act resolution, S.J. Res. 56, that would overturn DeVos’ rewrite of the Obama-era More Info »

What Led Concordia Portland to Close? – Inside Higher Ed

University leaders are tight-lipped after suddenly announcing closure plans, but in retrospect, a few events may have been warning signs. Now, details emerge about tensions with the university’s affiliated church, leaving other colleges, church members and higher education sorting through the pieces. In December 2012, Concordia University, in Portland, Ore., hosted a presentation for its More Info »