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2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Privately-Funded Initiative Educates Prisoners, Inspires Change

Grady Hudson adjusts his tassel before the Calvin Prison Initiative commencement at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Fifteen inmates received associate degrees which are the first degrees given by Calvin College since the program started three years ago.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 pm
When she isn’t working at Tekfab, Bledsoe, 36, can be found in her home shop — which includes a small forge — crafting garden flowers out of metal and experimenting with art deco-like visual arts made from nuts, washers and other common materials.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Ivy Tech Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Older Students

Wilkerson is among a handful of septuagenarians taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus. What they’re studying ranges from art to accounting. The paths they took through life are just as varied, but they all have similar reasons for going back to college.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partnership aims to educate sworn and civilian members of a police department on African-American history in Washington, D.C., along with the history of the district’s neighborhoods..
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

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

A first group of Tesla technicians is set to graduate from a 12-week training program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. The company said a second group is nearing the end of classes at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, See.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Lawsuit Claims College Admitted Known Sex Offender

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former student is suing a Southern California community college and the football player convicted of raping her, accusing the school of allowing the young man to attend school despite a previous sexual assault conviction..
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Nation’s Largest State Poses Vast Transportation Challenges

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — While Lower 48ers rely on highways to travel short distances, transportation on Kodiak Island often requires a bit more ingenuity. A visitor might be surprised to learn, for example, that from Larsen Bay or Akhiok, a trip to the grocery store involves a prop-plane flight over mountain ranges.
2018 March 21 - 04:04 pm

Repairing Appliances For Hurricane Victims Is A Win-Win for Del Mar College

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A group of instructors and students at Del Mar College in Texas is stepping in to make life a little easier for victims of Hurricane Harvey by repairing their damaged household appliances free of charge.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

‘Brain Drain’ Hampers Efforts To Boost Economic Development

Speaking to the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government, the overseer of Mississippi’s eight public universities said the state needs a more highly educated workforce, but also needs to find businesses that will keep those graduates from leaving.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Growing Popularity Straining Colleges’ Ability To Pay

The new proposal is estimated to cost about $24.5 million a year. It would encourage high schools to partner with local technical schools or community colleges for students to earn dual credit. The state would reimburse the colleges a rate of about $175 per three-hour course.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Pediatric Simulator Capable of a Host of Bodily Functions

Marleine Luke, a student at North Platte Community College, listens to the heartbeat of a new pediatric simulator in NPCC’s nursing department. The simulator provides hands-on training for situations that students might not otherwise experience in a clinical setting.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Cuyahoga CC Collaborates with Local Police Force To Fill Recruit Pipeline

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rasheeda Ivory wants Cleveland residents to see police officers the way she sees her father. The 17-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. High School student hopes one day she’ll show them by wearing a uniform and a badge herself.
2018 March 16 - 04:11 pm

Chefs-In-Training Serve Up Meals for Police Recruits

 DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — As police recruits from across the state train on the city’s south side, they’re providing a practical education in catering for culinary students at Richland Commun
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Suanne Roueche: Innovator and Leader in College Teaching and Learning

Roueche was the author of dozens of articles and 14 books, most notably the 1993 book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The At-Risk Student in the Open-Door College.

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