BOSTON — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a nascent presidential candidate, riled up a crowd of more than 1,000 college students at Northeastern University on Wednesday. Part of his appeal, the students said, was that Buttigieg wasn’t trying to appeal to them. The 37-year-old Democrat solidified his standing in the 2020 contest when he took in a $7 million fundraising haul in the first quarter of the year. On Wednesday, he staked out policy positions on higher education and health care, reflected on being a millennial in elected office, and spoke about religion and his military service during the hourlong talk. Story Continued Below When Northeastern initially planned Buttigieg’s visit to Boston nine weeks ago, organizers set aside a room that fits around 200 people. As interest in the candidate’s talk grew, the school moved the event to an auditorium that could accommodate 500 people and eliminated the need for tickets. The expanded event … [Read more...] about Buttigieg draws huge crowd at Northeastern U.
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 28, 2019 Ted Miller is a veteran of college tours. With two sons through college, a daughter enrolled at Michigan State University and another daughter heading into the college selection process, he has been on a more than a few Michigan campuses over the past decade. "We really want (our kids) to make their own choice," the 52-year-old Novi resident said while sitting on Oakland University's campus recently. "We try to visit campuses and see what's going on, what the vibe is. I'm always interested to see if the school is growing or shrinking. You want some place that isn't going to cut a program or jack up tuition massively." Looking for a public university in Michigan that's growing can be a daunting task. Over the past decade, only six of the state's 15 universities have posted enrollment growth. Two of those are the biggest schools — Michigan State University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Another … [Read more...] about Handful of Michigan public universities grow enrollment
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Allison Hagan Globe Correspondent December 17, 2018 An alumnus is giving $50 million to Northeastern University to boost the school’s rapidly expanding technology college, which will soon bear his name.The university said Monday that it will name the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences after trustee Amin J. Khoury following the contribution, which will be endowed to support research and education at the college for years to come.The college is the university’s fastest growing program, expanding from to 726 students in the fall of 2009 to 3,474 in 2018. Advertisement “This is exciting for the community,” Northeastern president Joseph E. Aoun said in an interview. “The purpose of this gift is to invest in the vision Amin (Khoury) has to help human beings thrive in the artificial intelligence age.” Get … [Read more...] about Northeastern receives $50 million gift to further AI studies
Updated 5:38 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Miss Philippines Catriona Gray waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Miss Philippines Catriona Gray waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe, AP Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Miss Philippines Catriona Gray waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Miss Philippines Catriona Gray waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of 67th Miss Universe … [Read more...] about Philippines’ Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018