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2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring

The project got a significant boost last year with the publication of “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success,” a book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Army Veteran Banned for Ragged Appearance

By AP
In the report, Officer David Housel says that when Hernandez was asked whether he needed help, “he became agitated” and initially refused to show his student identification. Housel wrote that he also was concerned about Hernandez’s “partially concealed” knife.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

‘Jefferson Muzzles’ Awards Put Spotlight on First Amendment Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The “Jefferson Muzzles,” those dubious awards shaming the nation’s worst freespeech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year — from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Departing President Calls for More Investment in Higher Education

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Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has been regarded as a leading candidate for Ivy Tech president since Gov. Mike Pence announced in December that she planned to apply. Pence, who appoints the 14 members of Ivy Tech’s board, reiterated his support for Ellspermann when she resigned in March.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Measure Would Allow Colleges To Levy Fines for Violations

AB1594 now heads to the state Senate. It would prohibit chewing, dipping, smoking or vaping natural or synthetic tobacco products on 136 California campuses. About 2.5 million students attend those schools that have a total of about 100,000 staff and faculty members.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Half of $280 Million List of Construction Projects To Be Put On Hold

Louisiana faces stricter limits for the next few years on how much money it can borrow for construction projects because of its financial problems. Edwards has decided he wants to steer the limited money available mainly to port improvements, roadwork and a backlog of deferred maintenance on state-owned and college campus buildings.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Students Could Save $5,000 on Cost of Bachelor’s Degree

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state higher educational officials unveiled what they called a first-inthe-nation program at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, one of the state’s 15 community colleges. The initiative, dubbed Commonwealth Commitment, would be phased in over two academic years, starting in September.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

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

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Umpqua has had two interim presidents since Olson retired. Rita Cavin was president during last fall’s school shooting, when a 26-year-old gunman fatally shot nine people before killing himself..
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Community College Students Build Facility In Return for Scholarships

“We’re really glad we’re able to resume,” said Ron Seymour, head of the arboretum committee. “It’s been a long time coming. We, and a lot of other people, have needed to be patient about the process. We’re really glad we have something going up, that people can really see the progress.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

College Foundation Courts Local Business To Support Students

“Other community colleges have similar foundations, but very few showed the kind of forward thinking and leadership that led to involving so many members of the community in fundraising efforts,” said Monique Wolanin, director of institutional advancement at the college.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Clover Park Technical College Renews Contract To Provide Training

CPTC was awarded its first five-year, $1.3 million contract with the correctional facility in August 2010. It had started by offering carpentry, barbering, horticulture and landscaping, and culinary arts, but due to lack of a separate cooking facility, was not able to maintain the culinary program.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Brokers, Recruiters, Employers Charged with Visa Fraud

By AP
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign students wishing to study in the U.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Budget Provides Free Community College for State’s High School Graduates

Both sides agreed to major concessions. House Democrats agreed to cut spending on public colleges and universities by 4.5 percent over the next two years. They also agreed colleges and universities will have to compete for a certain portion of their state funding beginning in 2017 under.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Students Won’t Know Until June How Much Scholarship Aid They’ll Receive

Formally called the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, TOPS provides free tuition to students who meet certain academic benchmarks. The program’s price tag has mushroomed, and lawmakers are weighing several ways to tweak TOPS to lessen its cost..
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Voters Have Not Approved College Borrowing Since 1974

If approved, it would be the second largest bond to benefit a community college in state history. In 2008, Portland voters passed a $374 million bond for Portland Community College. Chemeketa Community College’s 2008 bond for $92 million is next closest.

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