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2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System

The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program

“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives

was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — When voters turned down a $600,000 request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials’ plan to improve the school’s infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others

Dossett, 42, didn’t believe he could paint during those formative years because he was born with a rare genetic condition known as Lesch- Nyhan, with a life expectancy of 18 years. It is not unlike cerebral palsy in that the person suffering this condition cannot control their muscles.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Like many 13- year-olds, William Poteet plays video games and helps out at church, but his above-average intelligence has put him on track to graduate in May with his high school diploma — and two associate degrees. At age 6, William was identified as highly gifted.
2017 January 24 - 03:15 pm
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 5 - 03:52 pm
Justin Shaddick, an assistant principal at Scottsbluff High School, said the Grow Our Own Teacher program is being prepared because Scottsbluff struggles to retain teachers. Teachers from around the state often are recruited to Scottsbluff but stay only two or three years because they don’t have ties to the area, he said.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With her long curly hair, dramatic but elegant makeup and perfect posture, Bianca Garcia appears every bit the beauty queen — until she starts talking about running diagnostics on a faulty engine or scavenging the junkyard with her grandfather, Ambrose Garcia.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Judicial Board Has Power To Punish Students for Infractions

Unapproved overnight guests, disturbing the peace and bringing alcohol onto campus are some of the more common infractions that land students in front of the judicial board, which includes a jury, judge, bailiff and court reporter who documents each case.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Schools Seek To Reverse Declining Enrollment Numbers

“I really believe that this pricing strategy is going to open us up to people looking at the University of Southern Mississippi from places we traditionally haven't drawn from,” said Douglas Vinzant, USM’s vice president for finance and administration.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Work at Elephant Sanctuary Brings Career Goals Into Focus

On July 28, she arrived in Thailand, where she spent the first week volunteering at the Animal Rescue Kingdom, a shelter for more than 100 dogs. “It’s kind of like an SPCA,” she said. “Every day we would drive over there and in the morning we’d learn about the different procedures we would be doing.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

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

The (Easton) Express- Times (http://bit.ly/2fcKiAR ) reports 20-year-old Zachary Santiago, of Philadelphia, was arrested after Bethlehem Township police searched his room at Northampton Community College and found more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Ellspermann Sketches her Professional Journey with Students

She eventually went to another company that had previously recruited her, Frito Lay, where she worked as a corporate industrial engineer. Among her experiences there, she made 4,000 pounds of potato chips in an hour. “Potato chips right out of the fryer are awesome.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Former Linguist Helps Vets Make It Into and Through College

A Russian linguist for more than 15 years, the 37-year-old Turner left the military earlier than he hoped because of an injury. An Air Force “brat,” he didn’t really have a home to return to, so he promised his wife — a native of Wenatchee — they’d settle someplace closer to her home.

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