Home / News / Around the Nation
 
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

‘Jefferson Muzzles’ Awards Put Spotlight on First Amendment Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The “Jefferson Muzzles,” those dubious awards shaming the nation’s worst freespeech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year — from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Departing President Calls for More Investment in Higher Education

By AP
Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has been regarded as a leading candidate for Ivy Tech president since Gov. Mike Pence announced in December that she planned to apply. Pence, who appoints the 14 members of Ivy Tech’s board, reiterated his support for Ellspermann when she resigned in March.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Measure Would Allow Colleges To Levy Fines for Violations

AB1594 now heads to the state Senate. It would prohibit chewing, dipping, smoking or vaping natural or synthetic tobacco products on 136 California campuses. About 2.5 million students attend those schools that have a total of about 100,000 staff and faculty members.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Community College Students Build Facility In Return for Scholarships

“We’re really glad we’re able to resume,” said Ron Seymour, head of the arboretum committee. “It’s been a long time coming. We, and a lot of other people, have needed to be patient about the process. We’re really glad we have something going up, that people can really see the progress.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

College Foundation Courts Local Business To Support Students

“Other community colleges have similar foundations, but very few showed the kind of forward thinking and leadership that led to involving so many members of the community in fundraising efforts,” said Monique Wolanin, director of institutional advancement at the college.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Clover Park Technical College Renews Contract To Provide Training

CPTC was awarded its first five-year, $1.3 million contract with the correctional facility in August 2010. It had started by offering carpentry, barbering, horticulture and landscaping, and culinary arts, but due to lack of a separate cooking facility, was not able to maintain the culinary program.
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

Brokers, Recruiters, Employers Charged with Visa Fraud

By AP
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign students wishing to study in the U.
2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Proposed Spending Hikes Fall Millions Short of Colleges’ Needs

By AP
Lawmakers have agreed to give a nearly $4.9 million increase for public higher education in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year budget, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icpc.com/1NosnOW ) reports.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Community Colleges See Potential Benefits In Partnership

By AP
“As our Board of Trustees discussed at a recent meeting, the UA System is willing to explore potential partnerships with interested institutions that would make strategic sense for both parties and the constituencies that are served,” UA System spokesman Nate Hinkle told Arkansas Business.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Education Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of Readiness Standards

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

But Blacks and Hispanics Are Overrepresented at Community Colleges

By AP
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Recently released Kansas Board of Regents data shows that the percentage of minority students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities increased 1.4 percent from the 2013-2014 academic year to the 2014-2015 academic year.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Community Colleges To Divide $350M in Funding

The bond package, backed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic leaders, won twothirds of the vote. Their argument was the state has added 2 million people since the last borrowing package was approved in 2000, and that kind of growth and the passage of time requires spending money.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Vacancy Rate for $21M Residence Hall on the Increase

By AP
The college is now trying new marketing strategies to reach its target audience of new, full-time, out-of-district students. The students are typically from rural and suburban areas, including pockets in Eastern Washington, Northern California and Southwest Idaho near Boise.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

50 Years On, Del Mar College Art Show Thrives As a Cultural Resource

Del Mar College has the art show down to an art. It was 50 years ago that a visionary art professor at the college, Joseph A. Cain, conceived an exhibition that has stood the test of time: the Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Those Without Concealed Weapons Permit Could Carry Stun Gun Instead

The committee approved a bill that would allow the use of electroshock weapons, or stun guns, on college campuses. The move comes a day after the same committee approved a bill that would allow students to carry a concealed firearm on campus if they have a permit.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

It’s an Encore Career for Former Community College Director

Nichols is among retirees who spent time working in one occupation before retiring and either starting or working in an industry of their choosing. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s 2015 Kauffman Index for startup activity reported people ages 55 to 64 accounted for 25.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Yoga Instructor Has Spent Six Year Fighting Trump in Federal Court

The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal classaction lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers said the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable.

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
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