June 15, 2021


Higher Education Technology Company Ellucian to be Acquired by Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners

Long-term investment can accelerate student and institution success through market-leading technology solutions

RESTON, Va., Jun 14, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”) and Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) today announced that private equity funds managed by those firms have agreed to acquire Ellucian (the “Company”), a leading higher education technology solutions provider, from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“LGP”). Blackstone and Vista will invest in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity.

Ellucian delivers

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Inclusive leadership training is key to career success and equity in science (opinion)

Leadership and inclusion skill sets are increasingly recognized as essential competencies for Ph.D. students and postdocs, or trainees, in the biological sciences. As today’s trainees enter the workforce in research, education, business and advocacy, they will become leaders tasked with creating a more equitable and inclusive culture of science.

To develop inclusive leadership competency, trainees should reflect on career goals and make a training plan that incorporates opportunities to build leadership experience and self-awareness. They should seek out such leadership experiences and be able to recognize and articulate to others their leadership skills. In addition, institutions and educators

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Announcing UCF’s New Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

After a national search, Andrea Guzman has accepted the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at UCF. She anticipates starting her new role on July 6.

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Guzman is currently the associate vice president for student outreach and diversity at Florida Atlantic University, where she leads efforts to provide a campus climate that supports diversity and inclusion, student success, personal development, and integrated student learning experiences. She has also developed three university-wide centers; a number of student success programs for marginalized populations; and several symposiums to advance and sustain diversity, equity

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What an Admissions Fight at America’s ‘Best’ High School Says About Educational Equity

Every year, around the country, high school students get their hands dirty with science projects—chemistry labs, robotics, that model of a volcano.

But one school just outside of Washington, D.C., Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was the first where students designed a satellite that was actually launched into space.

And that’s just one example of how extraordinary this school is. After all, it holds the top spot on the U.S. News and World Report ranking of public high schools.

If you’re wondering, yeah, it’s a public school, not one of those private schools with tuition as high

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How to Start You Careers As an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street

  • Insider selected 19 research analysts 35 and under for its 2021 rising-stars list.
  • We asked the up-and-comers to give us their best career advice for those just starting out.
  • Here are some of the top insights, straight from the wunderkinds themselves.

Wall Street’s top equity-research analysts do much more than keep a pulse on the stock market and company-specific news to give clients an edge.

The bold calls on whether to buy, sell, or hold a certain stock come from professionals with a natural curiosity for the sectors they cover, an insatiable appetite to learn, and the ability to disseminate

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Lawrence school board to discuss new equity policy that aims to address institutional injustice in education | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Mackenzie Clark/Journal-World File Photo

The Lawrence Board of Education meeting room at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive, is pictured in this file photo from Feb. 25, 2019.