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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.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

Indiana University, Ivy Tech CC Partner on Mandela Fellows Program

on constitutional law, leadership and gender equality. They’re also involved with community service with other volunteers and groups around the city, such as the work at Butler Park. The group could also be seen walking in Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

‘Last Chance U’ Chronicles EMCC's Football Team’s Travails

“When we were filming season two, every week there was somebody showing up, and frequently they were from overseas,” Whiteley said in a phone interview. “I remember there was this one couple from Scotland. They were on their honeymoon. There was another couple that came from Australia.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

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

The second-floor space would be converted into 19 classrooms so the district could hold Life Academy and Career Academy courses there. Those courses now are spread out at all three high schools, Wester Iowa Tech Community College and the Ho-Chunk Centre downtown.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Law Will Help Fewer Students Than Governor Hoped

R.I. (AP) — A tuition-free college proposal that attracted national attention to Gov. Gina Raimondo and raised the hopes of college-bound high school seniors has survived, but will help fewer students after it was gutted by fellow Democrats in the state legislature.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Budget Cuts, Dropping Enrollment Put Squeeze on Hinds CC

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges said that Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it’s violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base and stability, as well as the effectiveness of its educational programs.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Students Now Allowed To Carry Concealed Guns, but Policies Vary

Kan. (AP) — If you keep a handgun in your backpack and the professor calls you to the front of the class to answer a question, take the backpack with you. If your weapon is holstered on you, make sure your shirt or jacket won’t ride up and show it off if you bend down to tie your shoes.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

College Teaching Students To Protect Information Infrastructure

The program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the country’s information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense, the NSA said. The FBI website estimates billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems attacked by cybercrime.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

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

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