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2016 November 24 - 06:14 am
The student contacted several other female LCC instructors via email with what the lawsuit said contained “disturbing and delusional” messages, including one in which he claimed a large corporation was keeping him under surveillance. The student was eventually banned from campus.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications

together a resume,” Jones said. “Before we started this program, I worked with four students individually. With the help of teachers and the guidance counselor, I helped them do what they needed to do to get into college. This year we started offering this as a class.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates

Students wanting to use a reverse transfer to obtain an associate degree must have earned at least 25 percent of the credits they need for a degree from a community college and have earned at least three semester hours from a four-year school that goes toward the associate degree they are seeking.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees

Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Earnings of For-Profit College Graduates Lag Behind

“College is the best investment a person can make in their long-term future,” Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said as the report was released. The earnings information “is an important thing for students to pay attention to as they decide what programs to pursue and where to pursue them.
2016 November 3 - 05:14 pm

Colleges Focusing On Producing More STEM Grads

it comes to building local workforces with skills in the STEM fields, it pays to start early. So colleges such as San Jacinto College, located in suburban Houston, Texas, have forged partnerships with school districts to bring high school students to campus and send college students into local elementary schools.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Resignation Followed Questions about Personal Expenses

NEW YORK (AP) — A college that had its most high-profile moment earlier this year when first lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement address is now grappling with its president’s abrupt resignation amid questions over the handling of her personal expenses and a call for a state investigation.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Use Skills To Benefit Others, Del Mar College Instructor Urges Students

Klepac, a technical drafting instructor, was a lively observer as students in his Technical Animation and Rendering class presented their final projects. The 12- week course introduced them to three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and the software language of computer-aided design.
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Oregon Program Exposes Students to Rural Life, Values

At their new home the nearest theater and limited shopping is more than an hour away on a dusty gravel road that leads from their home to the twisty turns of the paved Dooley Mountain Highway to Baker City. There is no public transportation and bike riding is a rough and rocky prospect.
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Short-Term Program Offers Certificates in Business, IT, Health Fields

“This program gives residents an opportunity to explore and further their education all while receiving funds to help with those opportunities,” Woods said. “Employers are always coming to us looking for potential employees because of this program.”
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Community College Classes Available but Undersubscribed

Ferris State University celebrates these emerging leaders of America’s 21st Century community colleges. Cohort Four has developed capacities to advance the college mission, cultivate community relationships, empower student success, stewardship, enhance academic quality, and orchestrate effective governance.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Minority Students More Likely To Attend Community Colleges

Authors of the study say it helps explain why disproportionately few minorities earn college degrees. Only 16 percent of young Latino adults have bachelor’s degrees, according to federal data, compared to 63 percent of young adult Asians. That can lead to inequality in other areas, including income, the group says.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The group said that the policy’s guidelines grant transgender and gender-nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly or to keep it private; and it allows students to use facilities that match their gender identity..
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Instructor Argued Her Sexual Orientation Barred Her from Full-Time Job

(AP) — A federal appeals court vacated a decision by three of its own judges who recently ruled in an Indiana case that existing federal workplace-discrimination law does not cover sexual-orientation bias and said the full Chicagobased court will rehear the issue.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Desegregation Era Rule Was Criticized as Discriminatory

Under the change, which will take effect next school year, the conference will allow its schools to compete at the Division I or Division II level in the National Junior College Athletic Association. It will also follow NJCAA roster limits for all sports, ending any out-of-state and roster limitations.
2016 November 3 - 04:03 pm

Oregon Promise Waives Tuition at Community Colleges

Oregon Promise students received a federal Pell Grant, meaning that cash was put toward their tuition before Oregon Promise money was. This is part of the Oregon grant’s requirements that the state funding be the “last dollar in,” according to Multop. He says all other funding goes toward community college funding before the state money.
2016 November 3 - 04:03 pm

College Preparing Turbine Technicians for Jobs in Growing Field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for wind turbine service technicians is expected to grow significantly nationwide through 2024. And primed for that growth is northeast Nebraska, where several large wind farms are located.

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