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For-profit colleges get harsh grades by former students: Graduates complain of onerous debt, unmet promises about careers

Boston Globe

The pitch made by for-profit colleges, a staple of daytime and late-night TV, often features successful alumni from the schools, from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers to Hollywood animators. Yet the US Department of Education estimated that 72 percent of the for-profit programs at 7,000 schools produced graduates who on average earned less than high school dropouts. Many of those students — veterans, single mothers, teenagers — end up in debt, often without degrees, jobs, or prospects.

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This is your Brain on Poverty

WNPR- Connecticut's Public Media Source

CWU President and CEO, Beth Babcock, participated in a broadcast of WNPR's "Where We Live," exploring the psychology and the brain science of poverty, and what's being done to combat the stress it brings.

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Creating Successful Nonprofit Mergers

Stanford Social Innovation Review

In “Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag,” published in the Spring 2014 issue of SSIR, Katie Smith Milway, Maria Orozco, and Cristina Botero discuss the reasons why there are so few nonprofit mergers and what leaders can do to overcome those hurdles and create more successful ones. To help people understand how to create a successful merger they also present three video interviews with Beth Babcock, President/CEO of Crittenton Women's Union, who ushered the agency's two legacy organizations through the process in 2006.

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Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

Stanford Social Innovation Review

The recent economic recession triggered consolidation in a raft of for-profit service industries, from airlines to financial institutions, as companies sought to create more cost-efficient operations and broaden their customer reach. Not so in the nonprofit sector. Despite a downturn in giving by private donors and dramatic cuts in government spending, according to our research the rate of mergers in the nonprofit sector remained flat. Why? And how have organizations like CWU managed to create successful mergers? Katie Smith Milway answers these questions in the spring edition of SSIR.

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Mass. high on the list of working poor women

The Boston Globe

Massachusetts has one of the highest concentrations of poor working women, a new study shows, with nearly half of the state’s low-income households headed by single mothers struggling in low-wage jobs. Advocates for low-income women, including CWU's Vice President of Public Policy, Ruth Liberman, believe supporting women throughout their attainment of higher education is key to remedying this issue.

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