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2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue..
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential

“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops

“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark

“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

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

For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. Fouryear schools don’t always accept credits from students who take community college courses in high school. Some universities don’t allow community college students to transfer, despite agreements designed to ensure they can.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis

2015 partnered with Magic Johnson on a similar scholarship campaign in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. He said in a statement: “Every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree. We want to give those kids and their families a reason to dream and provide them the resources to make those dreams come true.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College

In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college in Roseburg, Ore. Oregon authorities have released a detailed report on the 2015 shooting that left nine people dead and nine injured.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice

“I’ve been around a lot of people that went to college and didn’t finish and that scares me the most,” said Townsend, who dreams of becoming an astronaut. “The littlest thing can happen and that could change your life forever. I really don’t want that to happen to me.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules

(AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tiebreaking “yes” vote.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Partnership with Illinois College Teaches Students About Business

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Trinity Humes is getting an early start on what will hopefully someday be a successful business career. On July 17, the 13-year-old peddled herbs and vegetables at a farm stand in the commons area of Menard Hall on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Students Will Learn Both Skilled Trades And Liberal Arts

“The fact that you’re benefiting from small classes at a private, baccalaureate school and then coming to a school like Mitchell Tech and getting handson, experiential learning ... I can’t think of a better way to benefit students,” said Julie Brookbank, associate to the president at Mitchell Tech.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

Bass Fishing Booster Club Provides $500 Scholarship

The 2017 Momence High School graduate received a $500 scholarship through the school’s bass fishing booster club. The yearly scholarship goes to a senior on the team who exhibits strong academic standing, as well as dedication to community service and environmental protection, along with fishing skills.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

Out-of-State Students Can Get Basic Care on Campus

She had many questions about how this could work for her, a 41- year-old mother returning to school. One of her biggest hangups was how she could live on campus and receive insulin medication for her diabetes and other counseling services she received back home at an Indian Health Service facility.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

School Doesn’t Have Funds To Make Good on Promised Payments

The president and superintendent of what had been Wentworth Military Academy and College, Michael Lierman, told faculty members by email in May that they would continue to get paid “as normal” until their contracts expire. The school in Lexington — a town of about 4,700-residents, 50 miles east of Kansas City — closed 15 days later.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

Community College Professor Set Officer on Path to Law Enforcement Career

“By putting their own lives at risk, both officers worked as a team and were able to drag the unresponsive male to safety and then administered first aid,” Chimento said. “The homeowner has since made a full recovery. We at the Butler Police Department are proud of the actions of both these officers.

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