higher education

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has a piece on which colleges do the best job in fostering upward mobility: To take just one encouraging statistic: At City College, in Manhattan, 76 percent of students who enrolled in the late 1990s and came from families in the bottom fifth of the income distribution have ended […]

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Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

This past May, we helped the New York State Economic Development Council issue a report on how to improve Start-Up NY.  The Council is now convening meetings around the state to move the report’s recommendations forward.  According to the NYSEDC’s executive director Brian McMahon’s recent report: NYSEDC, SUNY, and private higher ed institutions are collaborating […]

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Strengthening START-UP NY:  A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

Strengthening START-UP NY: A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

During its annual meeting in May, 2016, the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) held a discussion on ways to further strengthen START-UP NY, the State’s economic development effort that seeks to spur growth through a combination of tax incentives and improved access to the facilities and expertise found at colleges and universities.  NYSEDC […]

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Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

That is what is often suggested in coverage of education and employment prospects.  However, a recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce suggests the real picture is a bit more complicated.  The Wall Street Journal explains it all below:   The print story is here.

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Suburban Renewal:  Re-Using Dead Shopping Malls

Suburban Renewal: Re-Using Dead Shopping Malls

The Atlantic recently ran a story on the fate of some of the nation’s many abandoned “big box” malls.  Their fate is somewhat surprising: The Highland Mall in Austin, Texas, for instance, was named one of “America’s Most Endangered Malls” by U.S. News & World Report in 2009. One of the first suburban malls in […]

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Peter Fairweather completes Higher Education Planning Certificate

Peter Fairweather completes Higher Education Planning Certificate

Last month, Peter Fairweather completed the Planning Institute of the Society of College & University Planning (SCUP).  The third of the three sessions for the Institute was held in Tempe, AZ.    According to SCUP, the Planning Institute is designed to integrate all manner of campus planning into a comprehensive, strategic approach.  “Strategic planning processes […]

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