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Lumina Foundation Interviews edX about New MicroMasters® Programs

May 22, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing & Workforce Development Holly Zanville interviews the project lead for the edX grant, Nina Huntemann, director of academics and research, to see how the work is going.

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Conversation with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch on IT Careers for Diverse Populations

May 11, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville spoke with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch about efforts to expand opportunities for diverse student populations to find employment in the IT industry by scaling a long-term internship model.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation names Brad Kelsheimer, DePauw University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, as chief financial officer, effective June 19. Kelsheimer will replace longtime Lumina CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years.

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Success is not a Zero-Sum Game

May 09, 2017

Success is not in limited supply nor is it available only to those who attend elite institutions. Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews comments on the latest evidence showing that the most selective universities are failing to enroll thousands of highly qualified low-income students.

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When looking back moves people ahead

May 06, 2017

Nationally, colleges and universities have been working with officials in their states to ensure students receive credit for the associate’s degrees they've earned while working toward their bachelor’s—even if they stop before finishing. Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis writes about the game-changer called reverse transfer in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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Restoration of Year-Round Pell is a Win, But the Battle's Not Over

May 05, 2017

When Congress voted to restore year-round Pell in the 2017 omnibus budget, some declared victory. Students can now use these funds over summer terms and potentially accelerate degree completion. While this was a definite win, the fight to keep the Pell program well-funded continues.

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New Data Released on Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

Apr 26, 2017

Supplement to National Student Clearinghouse's Signature 12 report provides six-year completion rates, including degree and certificate completion, disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010.

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Does Higher Education Really Increase Economic Mobility?

Apr 10, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews points to a study that provides fresh evidence that higher education is, in fact, an engine of upward mobility. The study suggests that if more institutions improve their “Mobility Index” as certain exemplary mid-tier institutions have done, the American dream would become a reality for millions more people

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The Big Idea: A Service Year

Apr 05, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville suggests ways for colleges and universities to open credentialing pathways for service year corps members to help create a win-win for learners, employers, and communities alike.

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