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Investors allocate $12m to Unicaf

Jan 9, 2017
University Ventures, CDC Group and Savannah Fund have injected $12m into Unicaf to help it establish learning centres across several African cities.
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The One Skill Every College Student Should Learn: Salesmanship

Jan 7, 2017
Although it may be known by other names, "salesmanship" is a skill that all college graduates should master, and ideally, it should be learned while they're still in school. It's tempting to try to limit the importance of this trait to those who work in typical sales-based areas, such as advertising, insurance, and real estate, or to...
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Top 10 Campus Technology Stories of 2016

Jan 7, 2017
Judging by the interests of Campus Technology readers, 2016 was a year defined by innovation and change. As new learning models such as coding bootcamps and nanodegrees threatened to dismantle traditional higher education, colleges and universities looked for ways to better serve students: new learning spaces, more engaging learning materials, lower-cost...
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Social Security going toward unpaid student debt

Dec 23, 2016
Daniel Pianko, University Venture Fund, and Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed new editor, weigh in on how retirees are being hit hard by student debt.
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How to fix the Department of Education's $100 billion 'miscalculation'

Dec 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education just got sent to the principal's office. According to a troubling report recently released by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), the department failed to account for over $100 billion in write-offs.
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Africa's UNICAF receives $12m investment

Dec 22, 2016
UNICAF, an online platform that aims to increase access for professionals to international standard higher education in sub-Saharan Africa through scholarships and degree provision, has received $12m in funding from a consortium of state-owned and private investors.
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Social Security Checks Are Being Reduced for Unpaid Student Debt

Dec 22, 2016
Government report says thousands of recipients are left with below-poverty incomes
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The University of Alabama and Portfolium Partner to Match Evidence of Skills...

Dec 20, 2016
Alabama's Flagship University Seeks to Propel Students' Careers by Utilizing Portfolium's Flexible ePortfolio Platform
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Shift Happens: The Entrepreneurs, Wonks, and Investors Revolutionizing the...

Dec 15, 2016
By leveraging multiple pathways, talent will have increased access to quality training and career opportunities, resulting in sustained economic mobility and security for their families and communities.
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Losses on Private Student Loans Hit Lowest Level Since 2008

Dec 13, 2016
Lenders wrote off an annualized 1.9% of undergraduate and graduate private student-loan balances in the third quarter, down from 2.4% a year prior, according to a new report Tuesday from data firm MeasureOne.
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