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2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Petition Seeks To Have Idaho College Resettlement Program Shut Down

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Asmir Kararic’s first night in a tiny Idaho town included a rare luxury: He didn’t have to sleep with his shoes on as he did when he was a teenager during the war in his native Bosnia-Herzegovina, prepared to flee at a moment’s notice.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Despite Amenities, High Rents Spell Low Occupancy Rates

The $5 million Annex student housing complex on the city’s north side opened with high anticipation in May, with an initial commitment from Cummins Inc. that its interns would lease the beds over the summer in preparation for Columbus students to move in during the fall.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Colleges Want To Boost Faculty Salaries, Upgrade Facilities

By AP
Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Daphne, who is switching from chairing the Senate Education Budget committee to the General Fund committee, called the 25 percent funding increase “optimistic,” and said agencies often ask for more than they know they’ll receive..
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Communities Afflicted with Gun Violence Share Symbols of Peace

She opened it up to discover lots of pieces of colorful folded paper. Lifting a string at the top she pulled and pulled, and pulled some more. What came out was a string of 1,000 origami peace cranes — a gift from the First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, California.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Specialized Vocational Training Focus on Energy Careers

HOUSTON (AP) — The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.
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.

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