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Nichols College to Host Lecture on Economic Democracy This Friday

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

 

The Nichols College Economics Department will host a lecture entitled “Economic Democracy in Latin America and the United States” on Friday, February 21st from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in Davis Hall on the Nichols campus. The lecture will be presented by Dada Maheshvarananda, an activist, writer, and monk. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will focus on positive examples of economic democracy that are taking place in Latin America and in the United States.

Maheshvarananda, who has dedicated his life to the service of humanity, teaches yoga, meditation, and the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT), a technique used to empower people and communities to create a better world. He is the founder and director of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela. Maheshvarananda has given hundreds of seminars and workshops around the world about social issues and spiritual values.

Maheshvarananda has also written multiple books, including his most recent effort After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action. His first book, After Capitalism: Prout’s Vision of a New World has been translated in 10 languages. To read his blog, click here.
 

 

Related Slideshow: College Board Reports 2013 - New England States by the Data

Reports released by the College Board, "Trends in College Pricing 2013," and "Trends in Student Aid 2013", included a number of national data points regarding college affordability.  Here, see how the New Engand states stacked up agains each other.

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Students enrolling

Percentage of all youths entering postsecondary education

Connecticut: 56%

New Hampshire: 53%

Rhode Island 52%

Massachusetts: 51%

Maine: 45%

Vermont: 43%

US average: 48%

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In-state tuitions

Average 2013-14 in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions

New Hampshire: $14,665  

Vermont: $13,958  

Rhode Island: $10,992  

Massachusetts: $10,792  

Connecticut: $10,206  

Maine: $3,391

US Average: $8,893

 

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Out-of-state tuitions

Average 2013-14 out-of-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions

Vermont: $34,055

Rhode Island: $26,646

Connecticut: $26,365  

New Hamprshire: $24,987  

Massachusetts: $23,516  

Maine: $23,007

US average: $22,203

 

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State Appropriations

State Appropriations for Higher Education per Full-Time Equivalent Student 

Connecticut: $10,475  

Maine: $7,183  

Massachusetts: $6,410  

Rhode Island $5,162  

Vermont: $4,131  

New Hampshire: $2,482

US Average: $6,646

 

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Increase in Enrollment

Percentage increases in total full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment in public degree-granting institutions between 2001 and 2011

Vermont: 35%

Connecticut: 29%
 
New Hampshire 26%
 
Massachusetts 26%  
 
Maine 20%
 
Rhode Island: 16%  

US average: 27%

 

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Student Grant Aid

In 2011-12, state grant aid per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ranged from under $200 (in 2012 dollars) in 12 states to over $1,000 in 10 states.

Vermont: $580  

Connecticut: $380  

Maine $320  

Massachusetts: $280

Rhode Island $200

New Hampshire: 0

US average $670

 

 

 
 

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