CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Mon, 24 Jul 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Horticulture Program Brings Inmates, Community Together - College Helps Offer Apprenticeships, Certificates to Offenders http://ccweek.com/article-5692-horticulture-program-brings-inmates-community-together.html Horticulture Program Brings Inmates, Community Together - College Helps Offer Apprenticeships, Certificates to Offenders
Oakhill is a minimum-security prison in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Garlynd is the horticulture instructor. He gives inmates the opportunity to earn college credit and develop practical skills by working on the farm....]]>
RI Approves Watered-Down Free Tuition Plan - Law Will Help Fewer Students Than Governor Hoped http://ccweek.com/article-5693-ri-approves-watered-down-free-tuition-plan.html RI Approves Watered-Down Free Tuition Plan - Law Will Help Fewer Students Than Governor Hoped
R.I. (AP) — A tuition-free college proposal that attracted national attention to Gov. Gina Raimondo and raised the hopes of college-bound high school seniors has survived, but will help fewer students after it was gutted by fellow Democrats in the state legislature....]]>
Miss. Largest College Warned By Accreditor - Budget Cuts, Dropping Enrollment Put Squeeze on Hinds CC http://ccweek.com/article-5696-miss-largest-college-warned-by-accreditor.html Miss. Largest College Warned By Accreditor - Budget Cuts, Dropping Enrollment Put Squeeze on Hinds CC
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges said that Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it’s violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base and stability, as well as the effectiveness of its educational programs....]]>
Kansas College Campuses Brace for Campus Carry Law - Students Now Allowed To Carry Concealed Guns, but Policies Vary http://ccweek.com/article-5697-kansas-college-campuses-brace-for-campus-carry-law.html Kansas College Campuses Brace for Campus Carry Law - Students Now Allowed To Carry Concealed Guns, but Policies Vary
Kan. (AP) — If you keep a handgun in your backpack and the professor calls you to the front of the class to answer a question, take the backpack with you. If your weapon is holstered on you, make sure your shirt or jacket won’t ride up and show it off if you bend down to tie your shoes....]]>
Ivy Tech Earns Cybersecurity Award - College Teaching Students To Protect Information Infrastructure http://ccweek.com/article-5700-ivy-tech-earns-cybersecurity-award.html Ivy Tech Earns Cybersecurity Award - College Teaching Students To Protect Information Infrastructure
The program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the country’s information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense, the NSA said. The FBI website estimates billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems attacked by cybercrime....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5701-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
Walter says she was shocked to learn her contract was in jeopardy. Her contract was last renewed in 2014 amid a no-confidence vote from the union representing faculty and staff.....]]>
Neb. College Works To Build Construction Skills - Concrete Workshop Designed To Fit Work Workforce Needs http://ccweek.com/article-5669-neb-college-works-to-build-construction-skills.html Neb. College Works To Build Construction Skills - Concrete Workshop Designed To Fit Work Workforce Needs
Of the eight students, some came from the Bristol Station Residential Reentry Center, a program for those transitioning out of the prison system. Other students are now on parole or are simply unemployed and looking for a new trade.....]]>
Idaho Experiencing Nursing Mismatch - Population Growth, Jobs in Nearby States Strain State’s Nurse Supply http://ccweek.com/article-5670-idaho-experiencing-nursing-mismatch.html Idaho Experiencing Nursing Mismatch - Population Growth, Jobs in Nearby States Strain State’s Nurse Supply
In contrast, south-central Idaho is seeing a surplus of nurses who provide basic medical care in hospitals and nursing homes because of the College of Southern Idaho’s program that produces licensed practical and vocational nurses. For example, the college produced 47 licensed....]]>
Who Else But Trump To Call For A Nation Full Of Apprentices? - President Calls for More Apprenticeships During Visit To Wisconsin http://ccweek.com/article-5676-who-else-but-trump-to-call-for-a-nation-full-of-apprentices.html Who Else But Trump To Call For A Nation Full Of Apprentices? - President Calls for More Apprenticeships During Visit To Wisconsin
“It’s called earn while you learn,” Trump said of his initiative at Waukesha County Technical College. The president toured a classroom full of tool-and-die machines that simulated a factory floor, accompanied by Wisconsin Gov....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5680-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Lincoln Lane Community College employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking almost $700,000 from the college.....]]>
RI Senators Fighting To Protect Historic Pell Grant Program - Funding Program Named after Former RI Senator Targeted for Large Cuts http://ccweek.com/article-5683-ri-senators-fighting-to-protect-historic-pell-grant-program.html RI Senators Fighting To Protect Historic Pell Grant Program - Funding Program Named after Former RI Senator Targeted for Large Cuts
Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal generally makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Social Security’s disability program. The White House has said its budget would put the country back on track for a healthy economy....]]>
Arizona Gov. Vetoes Student Press Bill - Rejection of Measure Draws Criticism from Free Speech Advocates http://ccweek.com/article-5645-arizona-gov-vetoes-student-press-bill.html Arizona Gov. Vetoes Student Press Bill - Rejection of Measure Draws Criticism from Free Speech Advocates
“Someone needs to ask the governor, ‘Do you really believe that students should be forbidden from criticizing their schools or advocating for a better quality education?’ That’s what’s the bill aims to protect and that’s the kind of speech that schools have habitually censored,” LoMonte said....]]>
Rural Regional College Approved for Northwest Pa. - Video Conferencing at Center of College Model http://ccweek.com/article-5649-rural-regional-college-approved-for-northwest-pa.html Rural Regional College Approved for Northwest Pa. - Video Conferencing at Center of College Model
The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved plans by the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania to enroll students in the fall in a partnership with Gannon University in Erie. The college has been offering limited courses during the summer....]]>
Florida’s Bright Futures Program Aids Scholars - Merit-Based Program Criticized for Excluding Needy Students http://ccweek.com/article-5651-florida%25E2%2580%2599s-bright-futures-program-aids-scholars.html Florida’s Bright Futures Program Aids Scholars - Merit-Based Program Criticized for Excluding Needy Students
With a score of 1290, he would qualify for Bright Futures’ top tier, securing about $3,090 a year — a big dent in the $6,000 tuition and fees that Florida’s public universities charge on average. He took the SAT once, twice, three times, with mounting fear....]]>
Tribal Leaders Striving To Save Dying Language - College’s First Language Institute Draws 70 Participants http://ccweek.com/article-5653-tribal-leaders-striving-to-save-dying-language.html Tribal Leaders Striving To Save Dying Language - College’s First Language Institute Draws 70 Participants
“I think that our people have been wanting to gather together to discuss, learn and practice speaking Umonhon,” said Vida Stabler, program director of the Umonhon Language and Culture Center, one of the organizers of the institute. “I think we have seen our elders pass on, and with their passing, we see our language fluency dropping....]]>
NM Reduces Lottery-Funded Scholarships - Students Will Get 60% of Tuition Costs, Down from 90% http://ccweek.com/article-5655-nm-reduces-lottery-funded-scholarships.html NM Reduces Lottery-Funded Scholarships - Students Will Get 60% of Tuition Costs, Down from 90%
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — College scholarships funded by New Mexico lottery proceeds will cover 60 percent of tuition costs for the next school year — down from 90 percent — as state education officials announced changes aimed at stretching dwindling revenue for the financial aid program....]]>
Program Offers Vocational Training In Community - Special Needs Students Can Learn Skills on the Job http://ccweek.com/article-5657-program-offers-vocational-training-in-community.html Program Offers Vocational Training In Community - Special Needs Students Can Learn Skills on the Job
Gretta is one of the students placed by the Midwestern Intermediate IV, a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and a connection that helps schools meet the needs of students with special challenges. The program introduces students to the world of work, allowing them to develop the skills they need to succeed once they leave school....]]>
Ariz. Legislature OKs Bill Shielding Student Press Rights - Legislation Would Safeguard First Amendment Rights For Student Journalists http://ccweek.com/article-5618-ariz-legislature-oks-bill-shielding-student-press-rights.html Ariz. Legislature OKs Bill Shielding Student Press Rights - Legislation Would Safeguard First Amendment Rights For Student Journalists
The Arizona Senate unanimously approved the amended measure after all legislators in the chamber voted for the original bill in February. The House passed it on a 41-19 vote despite strong opposition from some majority lawmakers. The measure now heads to Gov....]]>
Court Upholds FOIA Decision Involving College of DuPage - College Ordered To Turn Over Subpoena to Chicago Tribune http://ccweek.com/article-5619-court-upholds-foia-decision-involving-college-of-dupage.html Court Upholds FOIA Decision Involving College of DuPage - College Ordered To Turn Over Subpoena to Chicago Tribune
“The Tribune is very pleased with the decision, which is a victory for transparency regarding the affairs of government,” said Karen Flax, the newspaper’s vice president of legal....]]>
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(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators.....]]>
Seizure of Student Newspaper Shines Light on Dispute - Dispute between Student Journalists and Administrators Headed to Federal Mediation http://ccweek.com/article-5629-seizure-of-student-newspaper-shines-light-on-dispute.html Seizure of Student Newspaper Shines Light on Dispute - Dispute between Student Journalists and Administrators Headed to Federal Mediation
Journalism instructor Alan Montgomery poses questions to a crowd at Hutchinson Community College. The temporary seizure of newspapers at the community college last week shone a media spotlight on a long-running dispute between administrators and student journalists....]]>
Study: Top Colleges Could Take Many More Low-Income Students - Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid http://ccweek.com/article-5633-study-top-colleges-could-take-many-more-low-income-students.html Study: Top Colleges Could Take Many More Low-Income Students - Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid
Most low-income students end up at community colleges and regional public universities with low graduation rates. But some 86,000 annually score on standardized admission tests as well as or better than the students who enroll at the most selective universities and colleges, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says....]]>
2 Ark. Colleges Could Lose State Funding - Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums http://ccweek.com/article-5634-2-ark-colleges-could-lose-state-funding.html 2 Ark. Colleges Could Lose State Funding - Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums
“When our enrollment began to decline in fall 2012, we knew there would be a corresponding decline in degrees and certificates awarded to follow, and that is exactly what happened,” Jorgenson said. “Fewer students enrolling eventually means fewer degrees and certificates awarded....]]>
Groups, Students at Odds Over Wis. Campus Free Speech Bill - Measure Seeks To Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech http://ccweek.com/article-5635-groups-students-at-odds-over-wis-campus-free-speech-bill.html Groups, Students at Odds Over Wis. Campus Free Speech Bill - Measure Seeks To Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech
The Assembly’s higher education committee held a hearing on the proposal backed by Rep. Jesse Kremer, Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5642-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators.....]]>
Help Wanted: Commercial Drone Boom Opens Door for Mechanics - Colleges Develop Plans To Train Technicians http://ccweek.com/article-5589-help-wanted-commercial-drone-boom-opens-door-for-mechanics.html Help Wanted: Commercial Drone Boom Opens Door for Mechanics - Colleges Develop Plans To Train Technicians
Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller drones already are having trouble keeping up with demand. For several weeks, a California company had a note posted on its website referring specifically to the Phantom drone: “Temporarily not accepting any new repairs at this time due to high volume....]]>
Nebraska College Moves To Feed Hungry Students - Food Pantry Will Provide Food for Students in Need http://ccweek.com/article-5594-nebraska-college-moves-to-feed-hungry-students.html Nebraska College Moves To Feed Hungry Students - Food Pantry Will Provide Food for Students in Need
Oliver said she doesn’t ask for any information before allowing a student to access the food pantry. She said the point is to help those in need — whether they live on campus or somewhere else and regardless of their financial situation....]]>
New York’s Free College Plan Touted as a Model for Nation - But Doubts Persist on Whether Other States Will Follow Suit http://ccweek.com/article-5597-new-york%25E2%2580%2599s-free-college-plan-touted-as-a-model-for-nation.html New York’s Free College Plan Touted as a Model for Nation - But Doubts Persist on Whether Other States Will Follow Suit
That’s the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debtfree college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that’s the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan a “model for the nation....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5568-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
Regional Chancellor Thomas Coley told the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/2oZjQ3t ) that 31 northwest region employees are being laid off, including eight administrators, five faculty members and 15 full-time staff members. The region has campuses in Michigan City, Valparaiso, Gary and East Chicago....]]>
Ivy Tech Students Build Modified Wheelchair for Disabled Classmate - Custom-Made Device Will Aid Student with Spina Bifida http://ccweek.com/article-5570-ivy-tech-students-build-modified-wheelchair-for-disabled-classmate.html Ivy Tech Students Build Modified Wheelchair for Disabled Classmate - Custom-Made Device Will Aid Student with Spina Bifida
But that’s about to change. Soon, the Ivy Tech Community College Southwest automotive student will be able to do more automotive and welding work with a custom-made, electric stand-up wheelchair. The chair is being built by other Ivy Tech students and instructors....]]>