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Champlain College
Release Your Potential This Summer at Champlain's Pre-College Programs!
May 16, 2023

Ready to dive into your passions? At Champlain College, we believe that summer is the perfect time to explore and expand your horizons. Join our Pre-College Programs and unlock a world of possibilities! Immerse yourself in cutting-edge courses and workshops such as cybersecurity, game development, digital media production, portfolio design, animation, entrepreneurship, and more. Gain valuable skills, connect with like-minded peers, and embark on a well-rounded summer filled with engaging academics and exciting social activities. Don't wait! Register now and seize this opportunity to kickstart your college journey.

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University of Findlay
University of Findlay Recognized in “Best Grad Schools” Rankings
May 9, 2023

University of Findlay earned several spots in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for “Best Grad Schools.” More than 800 institutions with graduate schools are surveyed by U.S. News on an annual basis, and this year UF was recognized for its education, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.

The “Best Education Schools” ranking assesses the academic quality, research success, curriculum, and instruction at each of the schools. 456 schools were included in the rankings for 2023-2024, and University of Findlay found itself in the top 50% of education schools.

In the fields of public health, UF was recognized for its occupational therapy program, placing in the top 50% of the 198 schools reported to have OT programs of their own. The pharmacy, physical therapy, and the physician assistant programs were also ranked in their fields.

For more information on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 rankings, visit the U.S. News &…

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College of the Atlantic
Human ecology takes root in coastal Japan
May 9, 2023

Founder and president of Setouchi Global Academy Dr. Hiromi Nagao visits one of the school's three farms. The properties are used for hands-on, interdisciplinary learning, education in sustainable business, and as sources of income.

Picture an intentionally small college, located on a rural, forested island with the ocean on one side and a national park on the other, that takes a progressive, cross-disciplinary approach to education. If you were to think this sounds a lot like College of the Atlantic, you’d be right. Setouchi Global Academy (SGA), located in Osakikamijima, Japan, has embraced the COA model of human ecology in its mission to remake Japanese higher education.

“I have been working for the betterment of Japanese higher education for many years, and after I became familiar with COA I began working on a new, fundamental educational model in Japan to let people know that education is not just paperwork done in the classroom, but in an environment full of nature,…

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Wheaton College
Experiential Learning in Wheaton’s Engineering Program
May 9, 2023

Trevor Gilkerson ’24 has found that Wheaton’s engineering program has given him academic and leadership opportunities he wouldn’t have found at larger schools. Between co-leading Wheaton’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), presenting at conferences, and leading a collaborative project with an archaeology team that led him to Northern Israel, Gilkerson has taken every chance to engineer excellence in his academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Growing up in the California public school system, Gilkerson was looking for a Christian education and the diversity of learning that a liberal arts education offers. The small class sizes also set Wheaton apart when he was applying.

“Wheaton is a big difference from the stories I hear of 300-person lecture halls where you can hardly get help if you need it,” said Gilkerson. “It’s much better with a core group of 10 or 20 who are all rolling through the same classes. You can all help each other.”

On any given Thursday…

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Nazareth College
Major summer renovation on library to enhance student experience
May 9, 2023

Nazareth began construction on a major library renovation that was co-designed by students to enhance their overall campus experience. President Beth Paul ceremonially started the renovation work at the Lorette Wilmot Library on Friday, May 5, with a ceremonial first swing of a purple and gold sledgehammer. Nazareth is expanding Millie's Cafe inside the library atrium — an already highly valued study spot in the heart of campus — to create an updated gathering space with more seating and expanded menu offerings.

Millie’s was created thanks to a donation from former Nazareth employee Kay Marshman in honor of her mother, Mildred Marshman. Millie’s current location, which seats 26, is nearly always full of students studying. Once renovation is complete this fall, Millie’s will seat 100 people across 4,500 square feet and offer new menu options from Naz Dining.

“We often speak about changemaking at Nazareth,” said President Beth Paul. “There’s no doubt that this project — and the…

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College of the Atlantic
Fossil fuel-free campus comes into focus
May 9, 2023

The Hampden solar energy installation, a project of ReVision Energy, The Wishcamper Companies, Inc., and Terrasmart, will provide 6.77 MW of electricity to organizations surrounding the field, including College of the Atlantic, once it is completed. Credit: ReVision Energy

The agreement with Maine-based solar firm ReVision Energy sets COA up with renewable power for all non-residential uses from the Hampden solar energy project for at least the next two decades and reflects an institution-wide shift towards 100% renewable energy.

“Partnering with ReVision Energy on the Hampden solar energy project is a winning move for College of the Atlantic. The clean, renewable energy generated by this project will bring the college much closer to our goal of a fossil fuel-free campus while contributing to regional sustainability and smart economic growth,” says David Gibson, director of energy at the college.

The 20-year contract comes as Gibson spearheads efforts to fulfill the…

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Duquesne University
Duquesne University gives transfer students a financial lift
May 9, 2023

Duquesne University is working to attract transfer students with a new state grant-matching program. Higher ed experts expect more four-year universities to follow suit and actively recruit transfer students to bolster enrollments.

Duquesne University, a private Catholic institution in Pittsburgh, is doubling the amount of financial help available to incoming transfer students who reside in the state.

A new initiative at the university, launching in summer 2023, will automatically match the amount transfer students receive through the PA State Grant Program, a financial assistance program for Pennsylvania residents that offers $500 to $5,750 per year to students depending on their level of financial need. The grant-matching program will double the grant, up to $5,100 annually, for as many years as it takes for transfer students to graduate. The university previously only matched the grant for first-year students, up to $2,500 per year.

The initiative is part of a broader…

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Washington & Jefferson College
New Nursing Degree Program Announced By Washington & Jefferson College
May 9, 2023

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) today announced plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to be taught in partnership with Washington Health System (WHS). The first students will enroll in the program in fall 2024.

“W&J has long been known for preparing students for success in the health professions,” said President John C. Knapp. “For nearly two and a half centuries, our graduates have been respected as physicians, dentists, and professionals in many other health-related fields. Our BSN program will be built on this strong foundation as we develop nurses with exceptional competence, leadership potential, and commitment to the highest ethical standards.”

A unique feature of the new program is a clinical partnership with Washington Health System, which has 126 years of experience in nursing education through its own 16-month diploma program. W&J and WHS Washington Hospital are located just one mile apart in Washington, PA, and the two institutions have…

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Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute Names Quilian Riano Dean of the School of Architecture
May 9, 2023

Following a national search, Pratt Institute has named Quilian Riano as the new dean of the School of Architecture. An accomplished urban designer and academic with over 15 years of teaching and practicing architectural, urban, and landscape design, he joined Pratt in July 2021 as assistant dean. Riano, who becomes dean effective May 8, 2023, has led the School of Architecture as interim dean since August 2022. “Quilian brings to his role as dean a deep respect for the school’s historical strength as a leader in design, planning, and management of the built environment, along with a commitment to lean into a future that advances disciplinary excellence and to ensure that the school is a leading voice in addressing major issues of our time,” said Provost Donna Heiland. “He is a generous and generative leader who will work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff, building on the strong foundation he created during his time as interim and assistant dean.”

Riano earned a…

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Savannah College of Art and Design
Visual effects
May 9, 2023

Visual effects artists create the details that bring stories to life

Enhance reality with visual effects! Visual effects artists create the details that bring stories to life! ? SCAD Visual Effects 447 Models + Miniatures in Atlanta ?

SCAD offers B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A programs in VSFX where students learn traditional hands-on techniques for the building of models, miniature environments and set extensions. Methodologies to combine these creations into believable visual effects scenes both with and without live action elements are explored.

Through direct and hands-on exposure to miniature construction, finishing and photography, students develop the skills required to produce a visual effects shot utilizing models-rather than or in addition to computer graphics or optical effects techniques. The context of these types of practical effects is set through the use of film clips and examples, as well as discussion of the methodologies used throughout film history.

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Susquehanna University
Susquehanna Introduces Real Estate Major
May 9, 2023

James Pomykalski, associate professor of finance and analytics Susquehanna University will offer a real estate major beginning in fall 2023.

“Through program coursework and guaranteed internships, students majoring in real estate will be positioned to make strategic decisions to advance their professional careers as a commercial real estate investor, developer or broker,” said James Pomykalski, associate professor of finance and analytics at Susquehanna University.

The real estate major is offered by Susquehanna’s AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business. Students will take courses specializing in various areas of real estate, including law, strategy, finance and capital markets, and courses in taxation, professional sales, asset analysis and valuation, international business, government relations and negotiations.

In addition to earning their degree, students can also add other tools to their skillset to launch their career, including Bloomberg certification…

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Wabash College
Princeton Review Again Names Wabash a “Best Value” Pick
May 9, 2023

Wabash College continues to rank among the best institutions nationally when it comes to the value and support its students receive.

In its annual college guide: The Best Value Colleges, The Princeton Review rated Wabash as No. 2 in Best Alumni Network, No. 4 in Best Schools for Internships, and No. 26 in Best Value Colleges for private schools.

According to The Princeton Review, the 209 Best Value Colleges for 2023 comprise only eight percent of the nation's four-year colleges and feature each of the following attributes: stellar academics; affordability via low costs or generous financial aid; and strong career prospects for graduates. The college admissions services company said, “We commend their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award to students with need and/or for their comparatively low…

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase at WPI: Innovative Ideas Tackling Real-World Problems
May 5, 2023

A low-cost feeding device for infants, a process to break down “forever chemicals,” and an augmented reality quilt were among more than 500 innovative undergraduate research projects on display April 21 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) during the university’s annual campus-wide celebration of senior students’ achievements.

The Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase gave about 1,145 senior students, who had worked alone or in teams for months, an opportunity to display their Major Qualifying Projects (MQP), which all students must complete to graduate. Supervised by faculty members and sometimes performed with outside sponsors, MQPs are professional-level research, design, or creative projects that seek solutions to real-world problems and reflect WPI’s leadership in project-based learning.

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“It is inspiring to see WPI’s students tackle real-world problems with innovation, creativity, and a great sense of social responsibility,” said Grace Wang, WPI…

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Clarkson University
Clarkson University Named a Best Value College for 2023 by The Princeton Review
May 5, 2023

Clarkson University is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a great education with excellent career preparation and at a relatively affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company named Clarkson as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2023 on April 25. The full list of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2023 and the project’s seven categories of ranking lists, as well as the company’s profiles of the schools, is accessible for free with registration at

The Princeton Review chose 209 schools for the 2023 list based on data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2022-23. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt.

The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as data from’s surveys of alumni of the…

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The College of Wooster
Wooster placed on The Princeton Review
May 5, 2023

The College of Wooster has again been named a Best Value College by The Princeton Review, a distinction that shows the value of Wooster’s return on investment with ratings based on more than 40 data points that covered academics, affordability, and career preparation. Wooster provides top academics and strong career prospects for graduates at an affordable cost. The Princeton Review selected 209 private colleges and universities in the United States for its 2023 Best Value list.

In addition to being named a Best Value College, Wooster was also recognized for connecting its students with experiential learning opportunities by ranking #11 on The Princeton Review’s list of Top 20 Best Schools for Making an Impact (Private Schools) and #14 on its list for Top 20 Best Schools for Internships (Private Schools). Each of those distinctions are based on the outcomes of student surveys.

The Princeton Review’s rewards schools that provide students opportunities in the areas of community…

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St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence Named a 2023 Best Value College by The Princeton Review
May 5, 2023

Students seeking a great education with excellent career preparation and return on investment will find St. Lawrence University among a select group named to The Princeton Review’s list of “Best Value Colleges” for 2023. The popular rankings publication narrowed down the list to 209 institutions from a total of over 650 surveyed.

This designation is based on the University’s academic competitiveness, affordability, and career preparedness. In addition, the University earned a No. 4 spot on Top 20 Best Private School Alumni Networks, a No. 19 spot on Best Schools for Making an Impact, and ranked tenth on the Top 20 Best Private Schools for Internships list.

“St. Lawrence students are engaged, enthusiastic, and are interested in finding ways to have impact in the world around them,” said St. Lawrence University President Kathryn A. Morris. “This recognition is a testament to our faculty, staff, alumni, and parents’ commitment to our innovative liberal arts approach, and their…

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University of Detroit Mercy
UDM graduate programs rank among best according to U.S. News & World Report
May 5, 2023

University of Detroit Mercy graduate programs in Engineering, Business, Law, Health Professions and Liberal Arts & Education were once again ranked among the top in the nation in the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ edition.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Detroit Mercy graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

This year, the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) MBA in Management was ranked No. 23 in the nation, up from #25 in 2022-23. It is the ninth consecutive year in a row this program has ranked among the country’s top 25.

The College of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program also ranked No. 65 this year, up from No. 126 in 2023.

A few other noteworthy rankings include the following.

College of Business Administration

Best Business Grad Schools – #86 (previously unranked)

College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing

Nursing – Doctor of Nursing Practice – #114 (up from #149 in…

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Suffolk University
Global Recognition for Sawyer Business School’s MBA Programs
May 5, 2023

CEO Magazine has released its 2023 Global MBA rankings. For the seventh consecutive year, the Sawyer Business School’s MBA remains a ‘Tier One’ program. The Executive MBA climbed 17 spots, and its Online MBA leaped 42 positions.

“This recognition is indicative of our strength in business education with a global focus,” said Amy Zeng, dean of the Sawyer Business School. “More than ever, our goal is to prepare students not just to succeed in business but to become true global citizens, change makers, and leaders.”

Using a ranking system geared and weighted towards fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the BRICS, and ranked data from 121 schools offering 239 different programs in 24 countries (76 online, 68 EMBA and 95 full-time and part-time MBA programs). Data points included quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, and more than half a dozen other factors.

“It’s clear that the…

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Duquesne University
Nursing, Physician Assistant Programs Get High Rankings in U.S. News 2023-2024 Best Graduate Programs
May 5, 2023

New rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report showcase Duquesne University as a national top provider of graduate programs in the nursing and physician assistant fields.

Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines.

For Duquesne, the highlights include:

The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program ranked No. 62
The School of Nursing Master’s program ranked No. 41, up four spots from last year
The School of Nursing’s Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked No. 11
The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program climbed 47 spots to No. 46
The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy program ranked No. 29
The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology program ranked No. 55.

Among the indicators and weights that…

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Marist College
Ralph Lauren Creates $100,000 Design Scholarship Program at Marist
May 5, 2023

Ralph Lauren is establishing a new Fashion Design scholarship program at Marist College that will award a student $100,000 in scholarship funds over four years as the global designer and Marist work together to increase educational opportunities for underrepresented students in the fashion industry. The scholarship program will help remove financial barriers to a fashion education while providing important resources and support for aspiring designers.

The Ralph Lauren Design Scholars Program is focused on providing opportunities and access for underrepresented students to design school at the College, creating pathways to creative careers. Starting with the 2024-25 academic year, the scholarship will include mentorship and development opportunities as part of the summer internship program held at Ralph Lauren’s corporate offices.

“This pledge from one of the world’s most influential fashion companies will give a new student each year a unique and invaluable opportunity,” said…

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Earlham College
Earlham College recognized as national leader for value and impact
May 5, 2023

Earlham College has earned a spot on The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges” list for the sixth year in a row.

The list features a select group of colleges and universities leading the nation in academics, affordability and career preparation.

“We commend—and recommend—each of the 209 schools that made our Best Value Colleges list for 2023,” said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review. “They share three exceptional distinctions: stellar academics, strong career prospects for their graduates and affordable cost via generous financial aid or a comparatively low sticker price—or both! For these reasons and many others, our Best Value Colleges are truly a select group. They comprise only about eight percent of the nation’s 2,637 four-year undergraduate degree-granting institutions.”

“We commend—and recommend—each of the 209 schools that made our Best Value Colleges list for 2023. They share three exceptional distinctions: stellar academics, strong career…

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle All-Women Team Makes History at Aerospace Maintenance Competition
May 5, 2023

Hannah Daren and Shelby Quillinan gripped hands as they listened to the winners being called at the global Aerospace Maintenance Competition.

They had been in this position before, with teammates Tea Galon and Iram Rai. Last year, the four Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS) undergraduates performed as part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s first all-women team at the event. Now, they were joined by Aerospace Engineering undergraduate Cassie Savukinas in the annual competition, in which professional, military and student maintenance technicians engage in more than two dozen events.

“I was pretty confident going in,” said Daren, a junior and the team’s captain.

The team not only brought home first place in the Education Category but made history at the competition, becoming the first all-women team to take the top spot in that division.

“As soon as they said Embry-Riddle, you can hear all of us just start screaming together,” Daren said. “Because we, as a team, went…

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Augustana University
Augustana Announces STEM Scholars Program for Fall 2023
May 5, 2023

Augustana University is excited to announce a new STEM Scholars Program made possible through a more than $30,000 Project Innovation Grant (PIG) from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC), established by NASA in 1991.

The goal of the grant provided by the SDSGC is to build interdisciplinary programs at institutions of higher learning related to NASA’s mission and in support of programs that serve to strengthen STEM education in the state. In staying with this mission, the Augustana STEM Scholars Program hopes to provide a diverse group of students with a strong foundation for their academic and professional success — allowing them to get a head start on their STEM-related education.

“We are extremely grateful to the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium for their support of the new program. Getting students on campus a few days early to give them a jump start on their new STEM career, connecting them with other STEM students, and adding experiences that support their…

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Canisius College
Canisius Introduces New Academic Programs
May 5, 2023

Buffalo, NY – Canisius College is introducing two new academic programs for the fall 2023 semester. Undergraduate students will now be able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in anthrozoology. Graduate students can pursue a master of arts degree in informal education and interpretation. Both programs are housed within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Undergraduate students who pursue a bachelor of arts degree in anthrozoology receive a broad education in the social sciences and explore the historical, cultural and ethical relationships between humans and non-human animals. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes practical, real-world skills and research development.

This new program addresses a growing need for animal advocates and service workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 29 percent increase in jobs in this area over the next decade (more than three times the average growth rate for all occupations). The new BA in anthrozoology will help close this gap…

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