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2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Critics Claim Threat Panels Are Sometimes Used To Harass Students and Professors

McLeod said the sending of a detective was at once intimidating and absurd, while public safety director David Visin said it was appropriate, noting administrators had received a phony email inviting them to the news conference from someone posing as a university consultant.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Gwinnett Tech To Offer Pilot Classes in Georgia Film Academy

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Gwinnett Techni-cal College is joining the film industry. Starting in February, the school will offer pilot classes for the first semester of the Georgia Film Academy. Gwinnett Tech joins Clayton State and Colum-bus State universities, which will offer classes in January.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

After Lending a Steady Hand, Rita Cavin Plans To Return Home

The tears fall more often than before. There are the factions who are divided over the need for grief counselors and armed security on campus. Some people think she communicates too much following the tragedy on Oct. 1. Others think she’s not communicating enough.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

‘Potential Improprieties’ at College Test Sites Affect 600 Students

By AP
The unusual move follows an investigation into a “suspicious pattern in test results” at Inver Hills’ Center for Professional and Workforce Development, and its satellite location at Blue Sky Online in West St. Paul, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1IneGCz ) reported.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Students Flex Their Creative Muscles, Get Practical Experience at Exhibit

Flatter said the cost to enter is $25, which covers participation and a skateboard deck to serve as a blank canvas. Applications are available in mid-July, she said, and are due Sept. 30. That’s when the artists find out if their concept has been accepted.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Report Criticizes College for Poor Graduation Rates

By AP
The move comes after the General Assembly earlier this year didn’t allocate any money for any major building projects at Ivy Tech campuses, the only Indiana public college that didn’t receive money for any major building projects in the two-year state budget.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Students Get Opportunity To Judge Work of Their Instructors

“I love seeing the work of our faculty,” Hood said. “I would like to see us use this building for more occasions and support everything that happens over here with our theater, our music, our visual art. So many wonderful artistic pursuits that happen in this building.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

The ACLU claimed the school’s widespread drug testing violated students’ Fourth Amendment rights

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling earlier this month. At issue was a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union filed after the State Technical College of Missouri in Linn began drug testing all first year students and some returning students in 2011.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Former Flight Attendant Heads Aviation Program at Community College

Based in Boston, she met pilots who had gone through the aviation program at North Shore. While still working as a flight attendant, she studied in the college’s aviation program and trained at the Beverly Flight Center at Beverly Airport, where she also washed and waxed the planes.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

By Wide Margin, Voters Approve Excise Tax on Weed To Raise Millions for College Students

Pueblo County voters approved the pot tax by a 20-point margin on Election Day. The 5 percent excise tax on marijuana growers is expected to raise about $3.5 million a year by 2020, with the money available for any high school senior in the county who attends one of two public colleges in the county.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Contract with Local Sherriff Puts Officers on Campus Five Days a Week

By AP
Batsch is a recently retired deputy with experience as a school resource officer, patrolman and detective. Umpqua’s $30,000 contract with Douglas County will pay for him to be on campus seven hours a day, five days a week through June 30, The Oregonian.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

University of the People Offering Degrees in Computer Science, Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family’s visas had expired, leaving her saddled with immigration woes as soon as she graduated from her New Jersey high school.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Garcia To Head Regional Commission of Western States

By AP
"This was a difficult decision, but education has always been my passion," Garcia said in a statement. Before he was elected lieutenant governor in 201 0 with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, he was president of Colorado State University-Pueblo.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Free Community College Program Recruiting Volunteer Mentors

By AP
The scholarship program provides two free years of tuition to community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam has said more mentors could be a key to the success of the program’s second year..
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Bystanders Urged To Intervene When Witnessing Potential Acts of Violence

By AP
Ozarks Technical College, Drury University and Evangel University and have implemented the Green Dot initiative, a prevention model that trains bystanders how to step in, speak up and interrupt potential acts of violence. Each of those campuses has facilitators who train staff members and student leaders, The Springfield News-Leader.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

State’s Technical, Community Colleges Criticized for Workforce Gaps

As Kentucky emerges from the effects of the national recession, employers across the state trying to take advantage of the new economic growth confront a shortage of qualified workers. The problem is maddening for state officials, who desperately want to replace the jobs lost in Kentucky’s coal industry, devastating the eastern part of the state.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

More Bikes Will Be Purchased if Pilot Program Pays Off

By AP
Larry said she along with student loans coordinator Trina Smith said they were unsure the first time about riding a bike since it had been such a long time both rode one. Larry and Smith decided to take a ride when the number of students on campus was low.

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