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2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Legislative Committee Rejects Objections from Colleges

Wyoming has had relatively few episodes of campus violence, although in 2012 a man shot his father with a crossbow as he was teaching at Casper College. Christopher Krumm, 25, also stabbed James Krumm, 56, before stabbing himself in a computer science classroom.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Trustees Must OK Permitting Concealed Handguns on Campus

Lawrence Pollock, the chair man of the board of trustees at Kent State University, said: ``The university policy on deadly weapons as approved in September represents the Board’s position on this issue and we have no plans for further action.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Community Colleges Cited as Better Choice than For-Profits

The Education Department issued its first round of data measuring whether graduates of 8,700 career programs earn enough money to repay their student loans. It stems from the Obama administration’s new “gainful employment” rule, which aims to weed out programs that leave students with heavy debt and light income.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

UConn Rejects 20% of Community College Credits

The legislation would require officials from UConn and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education to sit down together and develop easy-to-use uniform “pathways” that would allow students to enroll in courses guaranteed to transfer among all of the state’s public schools.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program

The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College- Hastings campus in Hastings, Neb. The turbine is a partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions, Hastings Utilities and Central Community College-Hastings. CCC hopes to add a wind energy program to the curriculum by the fall of 2017.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Colleges, Manufacturers Collaborate on New Training Programs

Colleges and economic development groups are working with furniture makers to create the 28-hour program, which is an introduction to how the industry works. The academy includes training in teamwork and problem solving, developing a work ethic and gaining financial awareness and life skills.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Demand for Skilled Workers Outstrips Supply of Qualified Applicants

“These tight labor market conditions could lead to worker shortages in certain occupations now or in the near future,” the board said. “Based on anecdotal reports from selected employers, wages appear to be rising rapidly for skilled manufacturing and construction workers, indicating a scarcity of qualified workers.
2017 January 24 - 05:06 pm

A summary of higher education news from around the nation

Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016

Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy

Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System

The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program

“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives

was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion.

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