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Become A Global Citizen – Congressional Black Caucus Japan Exchange Program

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit your application to for the 2018 Kakehashi Project. In partnership with the government of Japan, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will select 18 participants for the 2018 Kakehashi Project, a study aboard program in Japan for emerging leaders. Through this initiative, the CBCF, the Embassy of Japan, and the Japanese International Cultural Center aspire to increase African American students’ interest in and exposure to global opportunities and the culture of Japan. Program Dates: • March 20 – 30, 2018 – includes pre and post-departure briefings in Washington, DC • Application deadline:...

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Is Harvard’s Tuition Expenses Less Than California State University ?

Thanks to the endowment fund of $32 billion dollars, Harvard has plenty of financial aid to go around; making a Harvard education more accessible for middle-class families. The Bay Area News Group is reporting that according to a Harvard official, room and board and other expenses would cost about $24,000 at Cal State, East Bay and $33,000 at UC Santa Cruz as compared to $17,000 at Harvard University with financial aid. These figures assume the student comes from a family of four with an annual income of less than $130,000. What to find out more about just how affordable...

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Enrollment Applications for International Students Declining Under President Trump

According to a new report from the National Science Foundation, “Science and Engineering Indicators,” the number of international students in the U.S. fell by 2.2 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level from fall 2016 to 2017. This study somewhat contradicts the “Open Doors: International Enrollments,”  study conducted in February of 2017, which reported overall growth.  The “Open Doors” study was spearheaded by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers by (AACRAO), partneing with higher-education associations, including, Institute of International Education (IIE), the International Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association for...

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37 States Holding Higher Education Institutions Accountable For Graduation Rates

Over the last decade many states have adopted performance-based funding practices in an effort to hold colleges and universities accountable for student graduation rates.  A performance-based model incorporates enrollment and performance metrics as requirements for government funding versus the traditional method which was based on student enrollment numbers and mere trust. As with any type of major change, there are those who are opposed to a performance-based methodology for determining which schools receive funding.  Some of the arguments against performance-based school funding are as follows: There is not a significant amount of empirical data supporting its effectiveness  in creating...

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TN State Receives $1M Gift To Fund Health Science Student Scholarships

HCA one of the nation’s first hospital companies and one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services made a huge $1 Million gesture this week.  On October 29th,  HCA gifted $1 Million in scholarships to Tennessee State University as a part of the companies “Caring for the Community” campaign.   HCA’s website states, “Diversity and Inclusion at HCA is significant to our core business of delivering healthcare excellence. It involves the hearts and lives of our employees, our patients, and our communities. The following HCA Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement is a strong reminder that our strategy touches all...

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