Highlights from Higher Ed: Changing Ranking Methodologies and Veterans at the Ivy Leagues

Should Popular College Rankings Methodologies Change? Six Democratic senators wrote to U.S. News & World Report asking the organization to consider a change to the methodology behind its popular ranking system. The requested changes center around giving more weight to institutions that have higher percentages Read More

University of Miami Saves Time and Reinvests Limited Admissions Resources With BioMedCAS™

When the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was looking to upgrade its homegrown biomedical science application review and processing system, they started and ended their search with Liaison’s Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for biomedical science programs (BioMedCAS™). The University was familiar with the Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Internships and Going Social

Forcing Students to Take a Breather Internships are a stepping stone for future career growth, especially in the financial industry, but Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase have decided to stop participating in practices that put too much pressure on college students too early. Read More

Norman Fortenberry on Re-engineering Education

A Q&A with the American Society for Engineering Education’s Executive Director Norman Fortenberry Liaison’s Executive Director of Association Partnerships Ron Hyman recently asked Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), for his insight into how he and his colleagues are Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Diversity and Admissions Myths Busted

Diversity in Rhodes Scholarship Recipients Diversity is the name of the game in higher ed, and this year’s recipient list of Rhodes Scholarships shows that. Twenty-one of the 32 winners are women, the highest number ever. One recipient is also in the DACA program, and Read More

Defining and Cultivating Ethical Leadership at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

What exactly is an “ethical” leader? The question is a timely one ahead of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) from Dec. 5-8 in Washington, DC, as the theme of this year’s conference is “Preparing Ethical Leaders.” It’s also a Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: International Applications and Uber Students

International student applications down again Last year higher ed admissions saw a decline in the number of international students applying to U.S. universities for the first time in quite a while. The trend continued this year, down another 6.3% and 5.5% at the undergraduate and Read More

Penn State MBA Admissions Director on GMAC Survey and Growth Strategies

After the release of the 2018 Application Trends Survey Report from GMAC, Liaison International’s Bob Alig talked to Michael Waldhier — admissions director of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and a member of Liaison’s BusinessCASTM advisory board — about how Penn State had anticipated years ago Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: The House and Legacy Admissions

How the Midterm Election Will Impact Higher Ed With the Democrats back in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Education Secretary Betsy De Vos will likely face and scrutiny and pushback on her agenda in the coming months. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program Read More

Recruiting Generation Z

Today’s high school graduates are part of a new generation. After decades of recruiting Millennials, admissions teams must adjust their strategies to resonate with Generation Z: those born after 1997. These students have different values than previous generations; to effectively attract this population, schools must Read More