CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Fri, 26 May 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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....]]>
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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.....]]>
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....]]>
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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....]]>
NY Makes Tuition Free, But Students Must Stay After College - Grant Would Convert to Loan if Student Takes Job in Another State http://ccweek.com/article-5574-ny-makes-tuition-free-but-students-must-stay-after-college.html NY Makes Tuition Free, But Students Must Stay After College - Grant Would Convert to Loan if Student Takes Job in Another State
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the requirement was added to protect the state’s investment in a student’s education by ensuring they don’t take advantage of free tuition and then leave New York. The rule wasn’t a part of Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal when he unveiled....]]>
Ill. Professor Says Sculptures Started With ‘Dumb Ideas’ - McAvoy Finds Inspiration in Literary Classics http://ccweek.com/article-5575-ill-professor-says-sculptures-started-with-%25E2%2580%2598dumb-ideas%25E2%2580%2599.html Ill. Professor Says Sculptures Started With ‘Dumb Ideas’ - McAvoy Finds Inspiration in Literary Classics
The idea for “The Invisible Man” came to him while he was seeing a new doctor. The doctor never made eye contact with him, McAvoy recalled, and “I wondered, ‘Was I invisible?”‘ “The Invisible Man” mixedmedia sculpture, which includes McAvoy’s own MRI and X-rays, speaks to those who feel invisible to doctors and insurance companies, he explained....]]>
Texas Considers Allowing 4-Year Degrees at Community Colleges - More than Dozen Bills Have Been Filed in Legislature http://ccweek.com/article-5576-texas-considers-allowing-4-year-degrees-at-community-colleges.html Texas Considers Allowing 4-Year Degrees at Community Colleges - More than Dozen Bills Have Been Filed in Legislature
College administrators across the state are hoping to convince Texas lawmakers to authorize them to begin offering four-year degrees in a limited number of fields....]]>
Texas Colleges Shun Banning Guns in Classrooms - Dual Enrollment Complicates Campus Carry Law http://ccweek.com/article-5577-texas-colleges-shun-banning-guns-in-classrooms.html Texas Colleges Shun Banning Guns in Classrooms - Dual Enrollment Complicates Campus Carry Law
But as the Aug. 1 date approaches for when guns will be legal at the dozens of community and junior colleges across the state, the decisions on rules at many campuses are turning out to be pretty simple. Guns will most likely be allowed in most classrooms, even the ones that have students under the age of 18....]]>
After Student Death, ND Aims To Protect Informants - Proposal Would Advise Informants Of Legal Rights http://ccweek.com/article-5578-after-student-death-nd-aims-to-protect-informants.html After Student Death, ND Aims To Protect Informants - Proposal Would Advise Informants Of Legal Rights
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are close to enacting new protections for drug informants, more than three years after a 20-year-old college student working undercover was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a backpack of rocks tied to his body....]]>
After 137 Years, Mo. Military College Closing Its Doors - Waning Enrollment, Aging Campus and Rising Costs Claim School http://ccweek.com/article-5579-after-137-years-mo-military-college-closing-its-doors.html After 137 Years, Mo. Military College Closing Its Doors - Waning Enrollment, Aging Campus and Rising Costs Claim School
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri military academy and college that dates to 1880 and includes federal lawmakers, business titans and a famous zoologist among its alumni will fold at the end of next month, given waning enrollment, rising costs and an aging campus....]]>
Solar Panels To Power Kentucky Coal Museum - College-Owned Museum Sees Savings in Solar Panels http://ccweek.com/article-5581-solar-panels-to-power-kentucky-coal-museum.html Solar Panels To Power Kentucky Coal Museum - College-Owned Museum Sees Savings in Solar Panels
The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. It’s also a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coalfired power plants are replaced by natural gas....]]>
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POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college has been placed on probation after a regional accrediting agency said it didn’t meet three criteria related mostly to assessing student learning and could fail another five.....]]>
Canine Medics Offer Aid to 4-Legged Patients - Pa. College Offers Course on Healing Injured Animals http://ccweek.com/article-5553-canine-medics-offer-aid-to-4-legged-patients.html Canine Medics Offer Aid to 4-Legged Patients - Pa. College Offers Course on Healing Injured Animals
The four-hour class covers basic first aid, including CPR techniques, IV insertion and treatment of poisoning. Bendix sometimes travels to area communities to teach groups of first responders. He estimates hundreds of people have completed the class in recent years....]]>
From Homeless To College Bound: Indiana Dad’s Redemption Story - United Way, Ivy Tech Helps Downtrodden Man Rebuild Life http://ccweek.com/article-5561-from-homeless-to-college-bound-indiana-dad%25E2%2580%2599s-redemption-story.html From Homeless To College Bound: Indiana Dad’s Redemption Story - United Way, Ivy Tech Helps Downtrodden Man Rebuild Life
From Homeless To College Bound: Indiana Dad’s Redemption Story....]]>
Soup Kitchen’s Job Training Helps Clients Grow - Clients Growing Their Own in Greenhouses They Built http://ccweek.com/article-5562-soup-kitchen%25E2%2580%2599s-job-training-helps-clients-grow.html Soup Kitchen’s Job Training Helps Clients Grow - Clients Growing Their Own in Greenhouses They Built
Lead apprentice Andrew Leinard installs a garden trellis for tomatoes and cucumbers in a new Good Samaritan Inn greenhouse in Decatur. Ill. When founders of the Good Samaritan Inn signed a three-year lease on their first building in 1982, they believed that was all the longer they would be in business....]]>
Louisiana Community, Technical College Campuses To Merge - Repeated Budget Cuts Prod Colleges To Combine Resources http://ccweek.com/article-5529-louisiana-community-technical-college-campuses-to-merge.html Louisiana Community, Technical College Campuses To Merge - Repeated Budget Cuts Prod Colleges To Combine Resources
System President Monty Sullivan said the moves are aimed at maintaining access in rural areas, coordinating with workforce needs around the state and responding to financial changes that have the campuses relying more on student tuition and fees than state money....]]>
Girls Take Crack at Computer Coding - ‘Girls Who Code’ Aims To Close the High-Tech Gender Gap http://ccweek.com/article-5531-girls-take-crack-at-computer-coding.html Girls Take Crack at Computer Coding - ‘Girls Who Code’ Aims To Close the High-Tech Gender Gap
Serena Perez-Takaya works on making a phone app simulation while attending Girls Who Code, a program at the Allen County Public Library's main branch in Fort Wayne, Ind. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology....]]>
California Lawmakers Announce Plan To Reduce Student Debt - Proposal Would Waive Tuition for Many Community College Students http://ccweek.com/article-5539-california-lawmakers-announce-plan-to-reduce-student-debt.html California Lawmakers Announce Plan To Reduce Student Debt - Proposal Would Waive Tuition for Many Community College Students
They’re calling their plan the most ambitious proposal in the country to reduce student loan debt. In addition to expanding financial aid for community college students, it would create $1.6 billion per year in new scholarships for students in the University of California and California State University systems....]]>
Program Last Chance Between Dropping Out and Diploma - Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’ http://ccweek.com/article-5509-program-last-chance-between-dropping-out-and-diploma.html Program Last Chance Between Dropping Out and Diploma - Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’
Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate....]]>
eSports leagues Offers Competition and Education - Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming http://ccweek.com/article-5508-esports-leagues-offers-competition-and-education.html eSports leagues Offers Competition and Education - Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming
“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames....]]>
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State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College....]]>