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  • Massachusetts: Several celebrities are taking Harvard University Business School's summer course in executive education this month. Channing Tatum, L.L. Cool J. and NBA players Pau Gasol and Chris Paul are all enrolled in the course (Osler, USA Today College, 6/3). 
  • New York: In light of Dowling College's closure, the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is providing transfer assistance to former Dowling students. Vaughn is offering to waive residency requirements for certain students, waive the application fee, provide individual academic and financial evaluations, and host informational transfer sessions (Botelho, University Business, 6/3).
  • Georgia: Emory University Provost Claire Sterk will become the school's next president, the Board of Trustees announced on Friday. Sterk, who also serves as the institution's executive vice president for academic affairs, will succeed James Wagner as president. Wager plans to step down in August (Zamudio-Suaréz, Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/3). 

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