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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

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 15 - 04:34 pm

Many MLB Stars Launched Careers at Community College

On June 12, when the Minnesota Twins makes the first pick in Major League Baseball’s draft, whoever is selected first will likely be unknown even to ardent fans. He’ll likely be sent to the minor leagues where he could labor for years before making it to the big leagues.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

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

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college has been placed on probation after a regional accrediting agency said it didn’t meet three criteria related mostly to assessing student learning and could fail another five..
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Pa. College Offers Course on Healing Injured Animals

The four-hour class covers basic first aid, including CPR techniques, IV insertion and treatment of poisoning. Bendix sometimes travels to area communities to teach groups of first responders. He estimates hundreds of people have completed the class in recent years.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Clients Growing Their Own in Greenhouses They Built

Lead apprentice Andrew Leinard installs a garden trellis for tomatoes and cucumbers in a new Good Samaritan Inn greenhouse in Decatur. Ill. When founders of the Good Samaritan Inn signed a three-year lease on their first building in 1982, they believed that was all the longer they would be in business.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

State Law Limits Use of Public Facilities for Political Events

Boyd was a key adviser in the creation of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program to cover full tuition at two-year schools. The Knoxville businessman and philanthropist said in Nashville this week that “a lot of my life’s work has been helping kids get into these technical colleges.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Spending Plan Would Freeze Tuition for Two-Year, Technical Colleges

The bill passed in the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 77-53. Republicans said their bill helps students with rising educational costs through funding student debt counseling and a loan forgiveness program for agricultural, aviation and teaching jobs in rural Minnesota.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Tuition Increases and Layoffs Likely as GOP Pushes Tax Cuts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi would spend less on public schools, have no new funds for transportation and face likely tuition hikes at state colleges and universities under a spending plan approved by lawmakers that cuts next year’s budget by more than 4 percent compared to what was originally planned.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Gadsden State CC Plans New Science Building

“The new construction and renovations are consistent with Gadsden State's strategic plan, which we define as the 3I's — instruction, infrastructure and institution,” Lavender said. “Our plan focuses on not only quality educational programming and continuous improvement, but also on addressing the infrastructure needs of aging facilities.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Advocates Say Measure Would Boost State’s Workforce, Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Lawsuit Was Brought by Ivy Tech Instructor Denied a Full-Time Job

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Community College Culinary Programs Rise As Cooking School Enrollment Sags

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand.

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