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2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid

Most low-income students end up at community colleges and regional public universities with low graduation rates. But some 86,000 annually score on standardized admission tests as well as or better than the students who enroll at the most selective universities and colleges, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums

“When our enrollment began to decline in fall 2012, we knew there would be a corresponding decline in degrees and certificates awarded to follow, and that is exactly what happened,” Jorgenson said. “Fewer students enrolling eventually means fewer degrees and certificates awarded.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Colleges Develop Plans To Train Technicians

Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller drones already are having trouble keeping up with demand. For several weeks, a California company had a note posted on its website referring specifically to the Phantom drone: “Temporarily not accepting any new repairs at this time due to high volume.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Food Pantry Will Provide Food for Students in Need

Oliver said she doesn’t ask for any information before allowing a student to access the food pantry. She said the point is to help those in need — whether they live on campus or somewhere else and regardless of their financial situation.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

But Doubts Persist on Whether Other States Will Follow Suit

That’s the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debtfree college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that’s the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan a “model for the nation.
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

Grant Would Convert to Loan if Student Takes Job in Another State

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the requirement was added to protect the state’s investment in a student’s education by ensuring they don’t take advantage of free tuition and then leave New York. The rule wasn’t a part of Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal when he unveiled.
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.

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