Home / News / Around the Nation
 
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.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course

“More and more it’s developing into workforce development type classes, but the schools have a responsibility to the community to offer enrichment-type courses,” White said.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Authors Blame Completion Crisis for Sending Students Back to Parents’ Home

In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate owing $30,000. The rate at which young adults “boomerang” also is increasing — recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. Many assume the former causes the latter, but Jason Houle and Cody Warner — assistant sociology professors at Dartmouth College and Montana State University, respectively — found the opposite..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

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

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Costs are mounting for community colleges in Spokane and Tacoma that are testing a new $100 million computer system designed to improve record keeping at Washington’s network of 34 schools..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Valencia College Offering Scholarships to Education Majors

“We are starting earlier, and we are definitely exploring more options than we ever have,'' said Greg White, recruitment specialist for Osceola County schools in the Orlando area. “We've got to find those quality educators to be in front of our children.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Effort To Focus on IT, Health Care, Education

Brownback issued the challenge in his State of the State speech and said he would award $1 million in scholarships to the first Kansas college or university to set up a program. He said he wanted to focus on high-risk and other students whose families don’t have the financial means to fund a traditional four-degree.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Legislative Committee Rejects Objections from Colleges

Wyoming has had relatively few episodes of campus violence, although in 2012 a man shot his father with a crossbow as he was teaching at Casper College. Christopher Krumm, 25, also stabbed James Krumm, 56, before stabbing himself in a computer science classroom.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Trustees Must OK Permitting Concealed Handguns on Campus

Lawrence Pollock, the chair man of the board of trustees at Kent State University, said: ``The university policy on deadly weapons as approved in September represents the Board’s position on this issue and we have no plans for further action.
2017 January 24 - 05:06 pm

A summary of higher education news from around the nation

Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy

Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue.

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate mor... Full Story

Next Issue

Click on Cover
to view

NEXT ISSUE

League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

Community colleges long ago cemented their place as a central and critical contributor to the country’s health care wo... Full Story