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Bill Gates: For-Profit Sector Expands Opportunities at the Margin

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Bill Gates addressed the business officers of colleges and universities Monday at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers in Seattle.

He began from the premise that “all lives have equal value” and that the United States stands for equal opportunity.expects to see major innovation in the …

July Report Notes: Students At Community Colleges Are The Least Likely To Get Federal Aid Compared To Their Peers At Other Types Of Colleges

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Nearly one million community college students in 30 states – 8.5 percent of community college students nationally – were enrolled in schools that blocked all of their students’ access to federal student loans. 

In 11 states, more than 10 percent of community college students lacked access to federal loans, and in seven states …

Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

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Kent Jenkins is spokesman for Corinthian Colleges. He says both Corinthian and the U.S. Department of Education want no disruption for students during the sale. "Students are in class. Faculty and staff are at work," he says.

Jackiea Arnold, 30, is halfway through her dental assistant program. She says when she first heard …

Atlanta’s Bauder College Closing Next Year

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Bauder was founded in 1964 as a fashion and etiquette school.

The college is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The school’s closing is not prompted by any federal or state investigations that have plagued other for-profit institutions.

Most of Bauder’s students will be able to complete their course work by …

10 Security Functions Coming to the Forefront

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10 "top" technologies and approaches security professionals should consider adding to their security portfolios:

Cloud access security brokers;

Adaptive access control;

Pervasive sandboxing;

Endpoint detection and response;

Big data security analytics;

Machine-readable threat intelligence;

Software-defined security;

Isolation and containment;

Integrated application testing; and

The "nascent" category of security brokers, firewalls and gateways for securing the enterprise version of the "Internet of Things."

Neil …

Durbin Issues Warning To Illinois Students

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that Corinthian Colleges, Inc. which operates under the name “Everest College” plans to seek buyers for its six campuses in Illinois located in Burr Ridge, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Merrionette Park, North Aurora and Skokie. As part of an agreement signed with the Department of Education, …

Leaving The System

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The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push.

The findings are the latest from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The nonprofit group regularly releases …

Smaller Share Of Freshmen Stick It Out To Sophomore Year, Report Says

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The share of students who were still enrolled at any college in their second fall term has slipped slightly in the past few years, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The report examines all first-time students who started college in the fall of 2012 and …

‘Go College!’ Documentary Calls To Low-Income, Immigrant Students

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Wells Fargo and First Generation Films have teamed together to create “Go College!”, an award-winning documentary meant to spark conversations about how to make going to college a reality for first-generation US citizens and low-income students.

The 95-minute film was shot over three years, and features some of the top education experts in …

Department Of Education Says It Is Not Responsible For Closing For-Profit College

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In an briefing call yesterday, a senior Department of Education appeared to distance the agency from claims that it had intentionally caused the shutdown of a major for-profit college. After Corinthian Colleges announced in June that a financial penalty imposed by the Department of Education had placed it in danger of immediate …

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