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2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

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

Regional Chancellor Thomas Coley told the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/2oZjQ3t ) that 31 northwest region employees are being laid off, including eight administrators, five faculty members and 15 full-time staff members. The region has campuses in Michigan City, Valparaiso, Gary and East Chicago.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

McAvoy Finds Inspiration in Literary Classics

The idea for “The Invisible Man” came to him while he was seeing a new doctor. The doctor never made eye contact with him, McAvoy recalled, and “I wondered, ‘Was I invisible?”‘ “The Invisible Man” mixedmedia sculpture, which includes McAvoy’s own MRI and X-rays, speaks to those who feel invisible to doctors and insurance companies, he explained.
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 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 5 - 10:07 am

‘Girls Who Code’ Aims To Close the High-Tech Gender Gap

Serena Perez-Takaya works on making a phone app simulation while attending Girls Who Code, a program at the Allen County Public Library's main branch in Fort Wayne, Ind. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Proposal Would Waive Tuition for Many Community College Students

They’re calling their plan the most ambitious proposal in the country to reduce student loan debt. In addition to expanding financial aid for community college students, it would create $1.6 billion per year in new scholarships for students in the University of California and California State University systems.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’

Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming

“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

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

State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year

Opponents of the bill, though, focused on other portions of Deal’s lengthy veto message which cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Deal said Scalia wrote that schools and government buildings should be considered “sensitive places” under the Second Amendment.

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