2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Reno Remaking Economy with Help from Carmaker and College

The selection, in 2014, capped an intense, high-stakes public competition. California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, all dangled hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives. In addition to providing the land for free — it was donated by a local landowner — Nevada crafted a $1.3 billion incentive package.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

Regional Chancellor Thomas Coley told the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/2oZjQ3t ) that 31 northwest region employees are being laid off, including eight administrators, five faculty members and 15 full-time staff members. The region has campuses in Michigan City, Valparaiso, Gary and East Chicago.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

McAvoy Finds Inspiration in Literary Classics

The idea for “The Invisible Man” came to him while he was seeing a new doctor. The doctor never made eye contact with him, McAvoy recalled, and “I wondered, ‘Was I invisible?”‘ “The Invisible Man” mixedmedia sculpture, which includes McAvoy’s own MRI and X-rays, speaks to those who feel invisible to doctors and insurance companies, he explained.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Dual Enrollment Complicates Campus Carry Law

But as the Aug. 1 date approaches for when guns will be legal at the dozens of community and junior colleges across the state, the decisions on rules at many campuses are turning out to be pretty simple. Guns will most likely be allowed in most classrooms, even the ones that have students under the age of 18.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Proposal Would Advise Informants Of Legal Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are close to enacting new protections for drug informants, more than three years after a 20-year-old college student working undercover was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a backpack of rocks tied to his body.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Waning Enrollment, Aging Campus and Rising Costs Claim School

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri military academy and college that dates to 1880 and includes federal lawmakers, business titans and a famous zoologist among its alumni will fold at the end of next month, given waning enrollment, rising costs and an aging campus.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

College-Owned Museum Sees Savings in Solar Panels

The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. It’s also a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coalfired power plants are replaced by natural gas.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Wallace State CC Nursing, Health Students Strive To Reinforce Health Habits

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — On the wall outside one set of bathrooms at Hanceville Elementary School is a painting of a teacher shaking her finger at the depiction of a large, purple germ. The illustration serves as a reminder to students to wash their hands as a way to avoid the invisible organisms that can spread illness.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The piece will be performed by the Raritan Valley Dance Ensemble, which tours local K-12 schools, senior centers and assisted living facilities. It is set to William Byrd’s Ave Verum and will be performed with live music by the RVCC Chorale, under the direction of John Sichel, RVCC Assistant Professor of Music.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

a valued member of our crew at the Civic Center. I am so honored to work beside her and our entire team of hard-working staff that assist from planning to executing all our events year-round.” Faucette, who has served nearly 16 years in her current position, said she was thrilled about winning the award.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promotedd

will be responsible for handling grievances, policy development and contract review for TCC, Oklahoma’s largest community college. In addition, she will assist TCC in navigating an increasing complex regulatory environment in higher education.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

nation’s top four-year universities. This scholarship will cover a significant share of Rashida’s educational expenses — including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees so that she can achieve a bachelor’s degree. We are all very excited for Rashida!” Anderson-Abdullah has been a DMACC Urban and Ankeny Campus student.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Free College Tuition Initiative Called a Model for Other States

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Courses Also To Be Available to Inmates after Release

When professors begin offering the first courses at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington next spring, the school will be participating in the Consortium of the Liberal Arts in Prison, a program that originated at New York’s...
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

including the visual arts, literature, film and philosophical thought. Seventy students a year will be selected to take part in the program, which begins in fall 2017. “Study of the humanities is essential to students’ development as global citizens and can even serve as a countermeasure to the decreased civility in our society,” said Judy C.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

As Hispanic Enrollment Grows, Focus Must Be on Developing Latino Leaders

recent executive community college appointments are Maria Harper-Marinick chancellor, Maricopa Community College District; Lorraine Morales, president, Community Campus, Pima Community District; and Robert Vela, president, San Antonio College, Alamo Community College District.

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