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  • Betsy DeVos

    It's in higher education that the new administration’s power is likely to be felt most keenly and quickly, New York Times reports.

  • "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans— all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.

  • Oxford University has refuted claims that it could launch its first overseas campus amid Brexit pressures.

  • A letter to the Ivies was penned by Brown University senior Viet Nguyen. Nguyen leads the undergraduate student government at Brown and asked student government leaders at the other seven universities to sign on. Nguyen said his letter was signed by student government leaders at Columbia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard College,...

  • BOSTON, Feb 13- Harvard University added Brian Rogers, chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price Group Inc, to the board that oversees the investment of its $35.7 billion endowment, the Ivy League school said on Monday. Rogers joined the 11- member Harvard Management Company board at a critical time, just weeks after the school's investment arm announced sweeping...

  • BURLINGTON, Vt.— A union that represents professors at the University of Vermont is negotiating a new contract with the school. The Burlington Free Press reports that about 30 professors held signs outside the room in James M. Jeffords Hall where negotiators and union members met on Monday. Professors are seeking full-time faculty wages and benefits equal to...

  • Brill: Betsy DeVos is 'not the sharpest tool in the shed'

    Steven Brill, Axios contributor and "America's Bitter Pill" author, discusses Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education secretary and what it could mean for schools across the country.

  • Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A significant number of Democrats staunchly oppose DeVos, a fierce advocate for charter schools, NBC News reports.

  • Laureate, which was taken private by a consortium of investors in 2007, raised $490 million after pricing 35 million class A shares at $14 each, below their expected range of $17- $20. Laureate, which first filed to go public in October 2015, operates a network of more than 200 university campuses in 25 countries, with 95 percent of its students outside the United...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Novo Nordisk, the world's top maker of diabetes drugs, is investing 115 million pounds in a new research centre in Britain, undeterred by Brexit. The Danish company said on Monday it would invest the money over 10 years in the centre based at the University of Oxford, which will employ 100 scientists hunting for new ways to treat type 2 diabetes.

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut its endowment staff by roughly half, in a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion in assets are managed. As the richest university in the world, Harvard's decision to break with its long-held hybrid investment model, in which a...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut its staff by roughly half, in a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion endowment is managed. The internal team that oversees real-estate investments will spin out into an independent group that is expected to keep managing money...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University will hire Rick Slocum as chief investment officer at its investment arm, Harvard Management Company, as the school overhauls the way it manages its endowment. N.P. Narvekar, the recently hired chief executive of the investment arm, said Slocum, who had been chief investment officer at the Johnson Company family office, will join...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Harvard University plans to outsource most of its investment management activities and cut more than a hundred jobs, marking a dramatic overhaul in how the Ivy League school's $35.7 billion endowment is managed. Harvard Management Co's new chief executive officer N.P. Narvekar announced the plans in a letter on Wednesday, noting that the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The road to college has turned into an autobahn for some high school seniors this year. Many also have received financial aid offers, thanks to a new timetable from the Department of Education, which moved up the start date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to Oct. 1 from Jan. 1. But some institutions, such as Kalamazoo College in Michigan...

  • Shanghai- based Dipont Education Management Group "has withdrawn from the project," Jerome Lucido, who heads a University of Southern California research center that has been working on it, said in a statement to Reuters. A committee of participating schools- including Stanford University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the...

  • Blac Chyna instagram

    The Student Relief Center is one of many fly-by-night student loan operators that use social media to target borrowers, Buzzfeed reports.

  • People walk through the lobby of the offices of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., known as Xin Dong Fang in Chinese, in Beijing, China.

    China's largest private education company has been subverting efforts to prevent cheating on the new SAT test, Reuters found.

  • ARECIBO, Puerto Rico, Dec 20- Prudo Jimenez was born on a sugar farm here in 1941, when agriculture ruled Puerto Rico's economy. He grew up to be a supervisor for drug maker Syntex in the 1960 s, after U.S. manufacturers came in droves, seeking a tax haven. Carlos Jimenez, 48, and Anjoe, 50, each started businesses only to see them go under in a decade-long economic slump...

  • Promoting summer learning

    Margaret McKenna, NSLA chairman of the board and former Walmart Foundation President, and Jim Quinn, NSLA board vice chair and former Tiffany & Co. president, discuss their organization that works to close the achievement gap in children's education by promoting learning over the summer.