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Brian Weinblatt
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Public/Private Merger of Major Chicago Institutions
Following two years of deliberations, the private John Marshall Law School will merge with the University of Illinois Chicago . The merger would establish the first public law school in Chicago. The merger has no effect on the University of Illinois College...
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Inside Higher Ed Special Report: The Growing Role of Mergers in Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed produced its first-ever paid special report, The Growing Role of Mergers in Higher Ed . Topics Include: An in-depth look at the data and projections causing leaders to worry about the future of their institutions A framework around which le...
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Six Top Areas of Focus When Considering a Merger
Stephen Spinelli, Jr. , chancellor of Thomas Jefferson University , recently wrote for The Chronicle of Higher Education about six overarching elements to consider regarding a potential university merger . The themes include: Move from strength, not from de...
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Layoffs a Result of Boston University and Wheelock College Merger
One of the main reasons holding back mergers of universities is the fear of faculty and staff reductions. This is why the mergers that tend to go the smoothest and have the least resistance from constituents are those that are mission-complimentary and do n...
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Inside Higher Ed to Host Event on University Mergers
As part of its 2018 Leadership Series, Inside Higher Ed will host a one-day conference in Washington, DC entitled Joining Forces: Merger and Collaboration Strategies . The event is in partnership with Gallup, and will take place at the Gallup world headquar...
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences to Merge with Radford University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences , owned by Carillon Clinic , will merge with the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services . The merger will take up to two years to complete, as the private college will be merged with the public u...
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EdSurge: Consolidation, Collaboration or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018
EdSurge recently published a column interviewing several higher education experts on their projections for college and university consolidations, collaborations and closures for 2018. While all experts project that significantly more partnerships, alliances...
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National Conversation on University Mergers Continues
With college and university mergers more common than ever, and speculation continuing of even more, higher education experts are weighing in on the prospects of mergers for the future. Brian C. Mitchell writes for the Huffington Post about the financial str...
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Featured in Interview Regarding Rider University Divestment of Westminster Choir College
I recently participated in a radio interview on WWFM The Classical Network (New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and portions of Delaware and Maryland) regarding the announced divestment of Westminster Choir College by Rider University . Rider announced a 12-m...
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Mergers of Two-Year Institutions with Four-Year Institutions Explored
Some states including Georgia are exploring mergers of two-year and four-year higher education institutions, in part to help with student retention and graduation rates. Proponents assert that these combinations can help students to persist and succeed with...
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