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2015 February 4 - 12:00 am

Amid Threats, Fitzsimmons Bows to LePage’s Demand To Quit

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With Gov. Paul LePage trying to restrict funding and threatening “further harm,” Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons announced that he’s stepping down, saying it’s in the best interest of students and staff..
Around the Nation
2015 January 19 - 12:00 am

Company’s Plans To Hire 1,300 Could Sap Workforce Supply

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Evaluating the labor supply is more complicated than just looking at unemployment, Yost said. Companies interested in locating here want to know what types of skilled workers are available.
Money Tree
2015 January 19 - 12:00 am

Funding issues affecting America's Colleges

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Gail Mance-Rios, acting executive director of The Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, says contributing to a CollegeBoundfund account sends a message that donors believe in a child’s future and are invested in their education..
Tracking Trends
2015 January 19 - 12:00 am

As Times have Changed, so has the Two-Year Community College in Los Angeles

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The University of California, Davis, which boasts that its College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a national leader, states that its programs address “critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human...
Dual Enrollment
2015 January 6 - 12:00 am

Graduates Will Earn Both High School Diploma and Associate Degree

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“It is a commitment — there’s no doubt about that,” Pannell said. “It’s a commitment for the student, who will be taken out of the normal high school environment. It’s a commitment for the parents, too. But we think the benefits are obvious. It creates such a great advantage for the students.
Around the Nation
2014 December 22 - 12:00 am

Business Leaders Seek State Certification for Workforce Quality

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“The certification does two things — one is that it will make us more competitive and able to recruit. The other is that it creates crossroads and we’ll be better prepared to turn out a better work force. It leads to conversations that normally don’t happen.
Tracking Trends
2014 December 22 - 12:00 am

In-State Recruitment at Universities Could Depress Community College Enrollment

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Under the new funding model, 60 percent of the money the schools receive from the Legislature annually would be allocated to in-state enrollment. The other 40 percent would be based on performance measures, such as the number of graduates and the diversity of student bodies.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Per-Student Figure Is 16th Highest in Nation

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana students who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges with bachelor’s degrees in 2013 left school with an average debt of $28,000, according to a new report.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Colleges Look Overseas To Offset Shrinking State Support

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In recent years, as state financing for higher education has decreased, Washington’s universities and community colleges have welcomed international students, in part, as a boost to their budgets because they pay as much as three times the tuition that in-state students pay.
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2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

State Urged To Boost Training in STEM Fields To Boost Economic Development

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A severe shortage of skilled workers is hampering Nevada’s ability to better diversify its economy, according to a new report by a think tank that recommends stepping up advanced training in science, technology, engineering and math..
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

New Space Will Allow Culinary Program To Double Offerings to Degree-Seekers and Food Lovers

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The new space will allow the current program to double its offerings to first-year students, as well as create a new program for high-school students. It will include kitchen labs, storage, a gourmet dining room, a small retail store and a demonstration kitchen that allows people to watch the students work.
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2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Free Tuition Program Expected To Increase CC Enrollment

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The Tennessee Promise program is considered a “last-dollar scholarship,” which means it will cover up to $4,000 tuition and fees not covered by other financial aid for five consecutive semesters at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology or other eligible institution.
News Briefs
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Railroad Tank Car Maker Adding 1,300 Jobs in N.C.

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Vertex said in a statement it well be hiring assemblers and fitters, welders, and painters as well as personnel with expertise in engineering, logistics, quality assurance, sales, safety and management. The company says workers will average approximately $40,000 annually.
Around the Nation
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Ivy Tech Developing Plans To Convert Building into Culinary Center

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Under Ivy Tech’s plan, the museum would undergo a $6 million remodeling to include bakeries and kitchens, along with areas where students could test and practice methods of urban agriculture. Officials said moving to the Hall of Fame building would raise the profile of Ivy Tech’s culinary program and enable enrollment to double to.
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2014 November 10 - 12:00 am

Hiring and Promotion of President’s Assistant with No Degree at Center of Probe

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Chattanooga State never acquired an official transcript, and the unofficial transcripts Haynes submitted don’t show that a degree was ever conferred. Haynes was notified last month that she had never received her bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Duquesne University.
Science and Technology
2014 November 10 - 12:00 am

Instructors Will Teach Classes and Seek To Break World Record

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During their time underwater, they will interview marine science experts and others for a weekly live online broadcast called “Classroom Under the Sea.” Among those who plan to scuba-dive down to the laboratory is 84-year-old Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to set foot on the moon.
Money Tree
2014 October 30 - 12:00 am

Reduction in Students Results in Loss of More than $60,000

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The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/YMeTcp ) student technology fees, set at $5 per course credit hour by state law, were decreased to $4 per course credit hour by Fletcher’s Student Government Association in 2010. The lowered rate resulted in a loss of $60,913 over the next four years.
Tracking Trends
2014 October 30 - 12:00 am

Community College Enrollment Dips by Nearly 5 Percent, Reflecting a National Trend

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ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sharp drop in students at two-year colleges led to a one percent decline in overall total enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities for the fall semester of 2014, according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department for Higher Education.
2014 October 23 - 12:00 am

Instructors Will Teach Classes and Seek To Break World Record

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HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) — Two professors at an East Tennessee community college plan to spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory in a unique educational endeavor that will also attempt to break a w
Around the Nation
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

Higher Education Commission Wants 200,000 Residents with Some College To Earn Degree

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Indiana has some 737,000 adults with some college, but no degree, and the state commission is gathering information such as how many college credits those people have earned and how much financial aid eligibility they have left, The Indianapolis Star.

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