Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the comments.

Advancement News

  • Mobile students earn more, study finds—Those who spend part of their degree overseas tend to earn more in their first job and are less likely to be unemployed six months after graduating.
  • Can online degrees finally revolutionize higher education?—In 2012, when the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) first hit the internet, we the consumers/students heard all about how they were going to change higher education and accessibility forever. Yet, three years later, relatively little has changed in the world of higher education — at least when it comes to the continuing necessity of a paper diploma.
  • International Women’s Day 2015: history of women in science – in pictures—We peek inside the first university to accept female students, Bedford College.
  • The weaker sex—Until the 1960s boys spent longer and went further in school than girls, and were more likely to graduate from university. Now, across the rich world and in a growing number of poor countries, the balance has tilted the other way.

CASE News and Resources

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests Class of 2019 applicants keep their eyes to the sky on PI Day.

Cornell University announced #CornellGivingDay on March 25, 2015 with a save-the-date video.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is celebrating Rπ Day (#RPiDay15), an online day of giving, on March 14.

Phillips Academy’s Head of School John Palfrey welcomes newly admitted families and encourages students to take advantage opportunities.

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