APRIL 17, 2015 – APRIL 24, 2015

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • DeVry Earnings Fall 15%, Turnaround Plans Outlined
    “DeVry Education Group Inc. said its earnings fell 15% during the quarter ended in March and the for-profit educator also unveiled plans for the next phase of its turnaround plan for its namesake DeVry University division….”
  • Magnet Schools Make a Comeback
    “Magnet schools have made a big comeback in America’s education system, offering curricula that span the spectrum—from medicine to the arts to language immersion. The revitalized programs provide plenty of hands-on experience, while the academic themes are infused into traditional classes such as math and English….”

Local News

Iowa

  • Building Boom on Iowa’s Campuses
    “The under-construction Mary Louise Petersen Residence hall on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City is shown on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The 10-story, 501 bed dorm is slated to be open for students this fall….”

New York

  • Make Brooklyn a College Town
    “Higher-education institutions own millions of square feet of untapped development rights in downtown Brooklyn….”

Ohio

  • Local College Buys Former Car Dealership
    “A local college has purchased an 11-acre site housing a former car dealership for nearly $4 million. Gateway Community and Technical College will complete the $3.9 million purchase of the former Robke Auto Dealer at 1051 Dudley Road in Fort Wright in the summer or early fall….”

 Wisconsin

  • UW-Madison to Cut 400 Positions, Close and Merge Programs
    “The University of Wisconsin-Madison will eliminate about 400 positions, most of them vacant, and will close or restructure several academic programs across campus over the next two years in response to anticipated state budget cuts, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced on her blog Friday….”

World News

  • Community Colleges Stepping Up Recruiting Overseas
    “A culturally diverse student body is an essential component for success in an era of increased globalization, experts said. But there’s another payoff as well: Foreign students pay three to four times as much in tuition as their district peers….”
  • INPP Acquires 40% Interest in PFI Schools
    “International Public Partnerships (INPP), the London-listed infrastructure fund, has acquired an additional 40% interest in the Lewisham Building Schools for the Future (BSF) portfolio from Babcock Project Investments for £14.3 million….”
  • HCSS Education Seeking Investment
    “UK software solutions, training and consultancy firm HCSS Education is in early-stage talks to take on private equity investment, EducationInvestor understands….”