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November 21, 2014

Quote of the day:
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo

Program prepares graduates to deal with increasingly complex higher ed world (Chicago Tribune)
Lisle, Illinois ~ A college president. A nationally-recognized community college innovator. An award-winning researcher.. The students and graduates of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change (Ed.D.) program at Benedictine University are leaving their mark in higher education.

At Age 10, Excelencia Still Fighting for Latino Educational Growth (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
WASHINGTON ? Leaders from Excelencia in Education and Congress, as well as the business and foundation world, discussed the crucial role that Hispanic and Latinos will play in shaping the nations’ future at a roundtable discussion Thursday.

Corinthian's Nonprofit Buyer (Inside Higher Ed)
The ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization that runs one of the largest student-loan guaranty agencies, announced Thursday that it will purchase 56 campuses from Corinthian Colleges, a crumbling, controversial for-profit chain.

Harkin’s Last Act? (Inside Higher Ed)
WASHINGTON -- With just weeks left before he retires from Congress, Senator Tom Harkin has finalized his proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act.

Editorial: Our View: Rock Valley College flying high (Rockford Register Star)
Here’s what success looks like: It’s 300 people crowded into a building at Chicago Rockford International Airport to hear about how to prepare for careers in aviation maintenance. That’s what happened Nov. 13 at an open house hosted by Rock Valley College. RVC, you’ll recall, is building a $5.1 million classroom facility at the airport to house its aviation maintenance program, which is expanding to provide more workers for the region’s aerospace industry and a soon-to-open jet repair hub.

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