Assistant Professor of Education Ray Franke's new study shows a direct positive relationship between government aid and the graduation rates of low-income students from four-year colleges. Franke also found a negative relationship between obtaining unsubsidized student loans and graduation rates.
Professor of Economics Randy Albelda, whose research has revealed that up to 20 million low-wage workers are the primary source of income for their families, says the expansion of low-wage jobs is troublesome. "When a large number of people supporting families can't do it, then you have a problem."
"The smartest move we’ve made so far is we recently joined the Venture Development Center, a top-tier startup incubator in Boston, which we believe will help us greatly in getting in front of the right customers and investors while learning from the best."
The New England Journal of Higher Education, April 02 2014
In this installment, College of Advancing and Professional Studies Dean Philip DiSalvio interviews Muriel A. Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems.
Sheila L. Fesko, a senior research fellow at UMass Boston's Institute for Community Inclusion, says the U.S. economic recovery has brought with it an increase in workplace flexibility, which is good for older workers.