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Grants and Gifts
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Each day, millions of people make their way through New York City’s bus, train and air transportation hubs. Keeping a close eye on their movement are thousands of cameras, positioned on every corner, stairwell and open space.
News Briefs
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

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.
Tracking Trends
2016 March 15 - 12:00 am

Ojakian Testifies in Favor of Bill Allowing Armed Police on Campus

Mark Ojakian appeared before the General Assembly’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee to testify in favor of legislation that would allow special police forces to be created at each of the state’s 12 community colleges, pending approval from each campus and the state’s Board of Regents.
Other News
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Apollo Education has had several lackluster quarters as enrollments at for-profit schools fell

The acquisition, already approved by Apollo’s board, is expected to close by August. It still needs approval from the Department of Education, the Higher Learning Commission and state regulatory and programmatic accreditation bodies..
Tracking Trends
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Changes Would Affect Classes, But Not College Work Schedule

“Mississippi Delta Community College has done it,” Hulon said. “East Central adopted this sometime ago. Northeast Mississippi Community College is also running this type of schedule, so we’re asking questions and trying to find out from them what we should be aware of as we move forward with this.
Cover Story
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Students transferring to very selective four-year institutions were more successful at completing degree

This table shows transfer-in bachelor’s completion rates by the selectivity of the four-year institution to which students transferred, along with the percentage of transfer students in the sample who transferred to each type of institution.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

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.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

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.
Money Tree
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Move Is New Governance Panel’s First Major Initiative

Janet Kincherlow-Martin, a spokeswoman for the college system, said all of the campuses will remain open, but administrative functions will be consolidated to save money. She said getting rid of that duplication should make the campuses more efficient and be a better use of taxpayer dollars.
Featured Student
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Assistance Dog Helps Student Be Independent

Ben rides with Kirtley to campus in a bus with a wheelchair lift. He waits patiently in the front of the bus while Kirtley’s chair is lowered out the back exit, then hurries down the steps to meet his master. Ben picks up his leash and hands it to Kirtley, then trots alongside the motorized chair.
News Briefs
2015 November 4 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

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 22 - 12:00 am
Four stories above the ground, Evan Johnson, Nathan Tkach and Josh Hunt watch the skies through 360 degrees of tinted windows. They are checking for a Cessna less than 10 miles out from the airport. Johnson is working local control today, guiding local pilots as they return to the airport.
News Briefs
2015 October 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

“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.
Cover Story
2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

Undergraduate Enrollment of Latinos, By State

SOURCE: EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS’ INSTITUTIONAL POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS).
Cover Story
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

Democrats Prodding States To Halt Decline in College Funding

But even as two-year colleges have basked in their newfound glory, it also has been afflicted by a paradoxical trend: disinvestment, the steady decline in public funding even as demands for accountability and better results grow ever louder. Colleges have been doing more and more with less and less.
Grants and Gifts
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

completion and transfer. These services are especially needed for low-income and first-generation students, who make up the majority of SLCC enrollees and often face significant financial and social barriers to college.
Conferences
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

A listing of Conference, Workshops and Institutes, etc.

ASSOCIATION FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AAACE 2013 Conference.
Faculty News
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges from Around the Nation

In an extension of her 2011 study published in the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, Columbia State Community College Professor Louise Katz has completed a study that suggests a correlation between myopia and childhood stress, fear and abuse. It was recently published in the International Journal of Optometry and Visual Performance.
Educator Honors
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards

From left: Warren Nichols, TBR vice chancellor for community colleges; John Morgan, TBR chancellor; Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair; David Black; U.S. Rep. Diane Black; Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president; and Karen Mitchell, Vol State vice president for resource development.

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