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2016 May 29 - 12:00 am

Iowa College Among Leaders in Training New Generation of Truckers

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“Right now depending on what you read or who you believe, we have a shortage of about 96,000 drivers overall,” Smith said. “The challenge that we have is that the average age of a driver is 57, and those drivers are retiring. We aren’t replacing those drivers fast enough.
Around the Nation
2016 May 29 - 12:00 am

Former U.S. Navy Admiral To Head Illinois’ Largest College

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Board members appointed Ann Rondeau as the sixth president of the state’s largest community college. She was chosen for the position over Elgin Community College President David Sam and Navarro College District President Barbara Kavalier..
Tracking Trends
2016 May 29 - 12:00 am

Venerable Yearbooks Being Replaced by Social Media

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BALTIMORE (AP) — For 126 years, the annual yearbook of the Johns Hopkins University — called, at different times, the Debutante, the Hopkinsian and, most enduringly, the Hullabaloo — has documented a range of life on campus and beyond: the great...
2016 May 9 - 12:00 am

Army Veteran Banned for Ragged Appearance

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In the report, Officer David Housel says that when Hernandez was asked whether he needed help, “he became agitated” and initially refused to show his student identification. Housel wrote that he also was concerned about Hernandez’s “partially concealed” knife.
Around the Nation
2016 May 9 - 12:00 am

Departing President Calls for More Investment in Higher Education

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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.
Around the Nation
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

Brokers, Recruiters, Employers Charged with Visa Fraud

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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.
Tracking Trends
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

Percentage of Poor Students on the Increase

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“North Carolina has a significant mobility problem when it comes to the chances of moving from the bottom to the top,” said David Dodson, president of MDC. “Most children born to low-income families in North Carolina will not reach median income as adults unless current patterns change decisively.
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2016 April 26 - 12:00 am

Proposed Spending Hikes Fall Millions Short of Colleges’ Needs

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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.
Around the Nation
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Community Colleges See Potential Benefits In Partnership

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“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.
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2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

But Blacks and Hispanics Are Overrepresented at Community Colleges

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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.
Money Tree
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

First-Come, First-Served Approach Left Poorest Students Behind

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Students who filled out their request for financial aid the soonest used to jump to the front of the line provided they were Oregon residents with an annual family income of less than $70,000, said Bob Brew, director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Com pletion.
Around the Nation
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

Vacancy Rate for $21M Residence Hall on the Increase

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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.
Tracking Trends
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

Scholarships Will Pay for Two Years of College for City High School Grads

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Other cities with similar promise zones include Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon and Pontiac. The promise zone legislation was modeled somewhat after the Kalamazoo Promise, which guarantees free college tuition to graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools..
Tracking Trends
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

Brain Drain from Rural Communities Placing Strain on Rescue Squads

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Crilly said that she and others have tried various tactics to boost recruitment and interest over the years, including advertising in local newspapers, asking city council for help and holding public meetings. She said that nothing seems to help..
Politics and Policy
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

Community College Leaders Wants to Create Separate Oversight Board

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Regents are discussing expanding University of Nevada Reno and University of Nevada Las Vegas police to community colleges and creating a one-stop registration system for students. Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich says these are cost-saving measures amid shrinking state funding.
Politics and Policy
2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

Consolidation Plan Estimated To Save More Than $470,000 a Year

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The plan drew some controversy at public discussions over the last year. However, the idea has been talked about for 15 years. But higher education administrators had expressed concern the plan could spur cuts of police departments on other campus in southern Nevada.
Around the Nation
2016 March 15 - 12:00 am

Supporters Claim College is Retaliating Against Professor

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Berger is the grievance representative for the faculty union. Supporters suggest the action is retaliation against Berger for the union’s no-confidence vote against college President Tim Wynes last month. The union has criticized Wynes for his spending decisions and budget cuts.
Tracking Trends
2016 March 15 - 12:00 am

Faculty Members Advised To Steer Clear of ‘Taboo’ Topics

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Under the law, which takes effect Aug. 1, licensed gun owners may carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. University officials have some discretion to designate gun-free zones, but a recent opinion from the Texas attorney general’s office said no limits may be placed on students carrying guns in classrooms or dormitories.

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