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2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

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If state funding is approved, the building would be constructed downtown at what is now a city-owned parking lot near Portland State University. Besides PSU, the other schools chipping in are Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Community College.
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
KCTCS spokeswoman Mary Hemlepp said 505 positions have recently been eliminated system-wide. She says 191 of those positions were faculty and 315 were staff, but because many of the positions were vacant or were vacated through retirements, only 45 faculty and 125 staff were actually laid off.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

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A program must have a passing rate of 80 percent or higher to receive a “full approval” rating from the Texas Board of Nursing. Texas Southmost College had its status downgraded by state regulators.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

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Umpqua has had two interim presidents since Olson retired. Rita Cavin was president during last fall’s school shooting, when a 26-year-old gunman fatally shot nine people before killing himself..
2016 April 27 - 07:22 am

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Carl Albert State College President Garry Ivey says the school’s state allocations have been cut by $800,000 so far this year, and more cuts are expected. The two-year school’s board of regents approved a plan to address the shortfall, including the suspension of the basketball programs.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

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The two-year college says it will cancel long-term disability coverage and make cuts to employee health insurance. The school will also phase out the textbook rental program and eliminate the college’s medical laboratory program..
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

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CSCU President Mark Ojakian said that the step is necessary because of a projected budget shortfall and other financial pressures. Ojakian says the freeze will remain in effect for at least the remainder of the fiscal year. He says it is intended as only a short-term measure.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

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The John A. Logan College board voted 7-1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports more than 300 people packed the Carterville-based college meeting. Before the vote some attendees spoke against the plan to eliminate 38 percent of the college’s full-time instructors.
2016 March 15 - 11:16 am

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LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s higher education leader says Gov. John Kasich’s administration will seek in its upcoming budget to expand partnerships that allow students to take three of four years of their bachelor’s degree coursework at a community college.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

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Texarkana College was facing a more than $3 million shortfall when Perot in 2012 donated $1 million and pledged $4 million more. School officials say Perot’s support helped spark a $22 million fundraising effort..
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

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“Every year we continue to look at what additional housing we have, what’s our capacity and where do we want to be,” Kinney said. “We probably turned a number of students away this last year just because we don’t have housing.”.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

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The Strategic Workforce Development Grant covers tuition at Georgia’s technical colleges for students pursuing jobs that employers often struggle to fill. The 11 topics already covered include commercial truck driving, early childhood care and welding.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

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“Once they complete their training, EFDAs can perform a number of restorative and preventive procedures. Operating under the supervision of a dentist and as part of the dental team, EFDAs’ impact will be statewide.” said Peter Welnak, president of the dental society.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

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Court documents indicate Quick told investigators that he fantasized about cannibalism, necrophilia and cutting off people’s faces and wearing them as masks. Quick also told authorities that he went online and researched mass stabbings a week before the attack.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut plans to offer scholarships to help community college students who transfer to the flagship university complete their bachelor’s degree..
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

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The largest enrollment dip is in the Virginia Community College System’s projection, which anticipates 3 percent growth by 2021 after an anticipated four years of declining enrollment. “Community colleges are notoriously difficult to project, because they ebb and flow with an unpredictable economy,” Blake said.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

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The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1PRtxq2 ) the roughly $6 million project would turn a building LCC already owns into a space to accommodate LCC students who are military veterans. Plans call for completing the project by mid-2019..
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

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The schools that saw the largest improvement were Greenfield Community College, where the default rate declined from 22 percent to 15 percent, and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, where the default rate dropped from 18 percent to 11 percent.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

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“That’s the idea, why do we have to do (just) front-end scholarships?” Maiers asked. “Is that some sort of law? What if we just waited until after they graduated with student debt?” Maiers said grant recipients won’t be required to stay in the area for work for a certain length of time, but if they move, they will forfeit portions of their award.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

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“I think our image, the new buildings that we’ve put in place, along with all these billions of dollars of expansion, that is what is drawing our enrollment,” Aspinwall said. “The students know the jobs are there, they’re good jobs and they’re not what we called the vocational school jobs anymore.

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