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Top 25 Universities for Silicon Valley Hires: 17 Are Public

The website Quartz just published a list of the universities that place the highest number of grads at tech firms in Silicon Valley. “The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy … Continue reading

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Former Schreyer Dean Christian Brady Is First Dean of UKY New Lewis Honors College

Editor’s Note: The following post is from the University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky provost Tim Tracy announced today that the former head of one of the most highly regarded honors programs in the country will be the first dean of … Continue reading

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Does Participation in an Honors Program Lower GPAs?

A recent paper by a prominent honors director and associate cites three main concerns of parents and students about participating in an honors program: “They and/or their parents believe that honors classes at the university level require more work than non-honors courses, … Continue reading

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Wyoming, Northern Arizona U to Greatly Expand Honors Colleges

Editor’s Note: The creation and expansion of honors colleges is a major development in higher education. Below are two examples, each from the university’s public information departments. Aiming to recruit more high-achieving high school graduates and enrich its undergraduate experience, the … Continue reading

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Univ of Arizona Honors College to Open New Center in 2019

Editor’s Note: The following item is from the University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ – April 11, 2017 –The University of Arizona Honors College will be moving into new facilities that will enhance the student experience for The University of Arizona’s top … Continue reading

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PSU Schreyer Honors College Has New Dean

Penn State announced in late April that Peggy Johnson, a professor and former head of the Department of Civi and Environmental Engineering, has been named dean of Schreyer Honors College. Johnson, who holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering from the … Continue reading

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University Honors College at Pitt Appoints New Dean

Janine Faust | Staff Writer, Pitt June 7, 2017 Pitt announced researcher and medical doctor Brian A. Primack as the new dean of the University Honors College Monday. Primack will succeed Edward Stricker as the third Bernice L. and Morton … Continue reading

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New Honors Deans at Univ of North Florida, TAMU-Kingsville

Dr. Jeff Chamberlain will be the inaugural dean of the newly created Hicks Honors College, starting in August. The Hicks Honors College was a university program; however, the current Honors Director, Dr. Jeff Michelman helped elevate the program to a … Continue reading

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Appalachian St Honors College Names Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch New Dean

BOONE, N.C.—After an extensive national search, Dr. Jefford Vahlbusch has accepted the position of dean of The Honors College at Appalachian State University effective July 17. Dr. Vahlbusch comes to Appalachian from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where … Continue reading

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Georgia St Honors College Gets $200k Grant for Human Rights Initiative

ATLANTA—The Georgia State University Honors College will endow the Herndon Human Rights Initiative with a $200,000 grant from the Rich Foundation. The initiative will use teaching and research on the Herndon legacy to enhance community understanding of historical and modern-day … Continue reading

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