CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5781-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue.....]]>
DC Pushes Adult Learning in Specialized Schools - Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential http://ccweek.com/article-5783-dc-pushes-adult-learning-in-specialized-schools.html DC Pushes Adult Learning in Specialized Schools - Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential
“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism....]]>
Shipwreck Searchers Scan Oregon Waters for Beeswax - College’s Underwater Robot Central to Search http://ccweek.com/article-5787-shipwreck-searchers-scan-oregon-waters-for-beeswax.html Shipwreck Searchers Scan Oregon Waters for Beeswax - College’s Underwater Robot Central to Search
Sonar scans, magnetometer spikes and brief glimpses during dives have led researchers repeatedly to the rocky shores off Oswald West....]]>
Del Mar College Combats Human Trafficking - College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops http://ccweek.com/article-5792-del-mar-college-combats-human-trafficking.html Del Mar College Combats Human Trafficking - College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops
“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on....]]>
Cold War Radiation Testing in US Widespread, Author Claims - St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers http://ccweek.com/article-5794-cold-war-radiation-testing-in-us-widespread-author-claims.html Cold War Radiation Testing in US Widespread, Author Claims - St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials....]]>
Calif. Community College Says ‘No’ To MLB - Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark http://ccweek.com/article-5800-calif-community-college-says-%25E2%2580%2598no%25E2%2580%2599-to-mlb.html Calif. Community College Says ‘No’ To MLB - Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark
“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5761-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. Fouryear schools don’t always accept credits from students who take community college courses in high school. Some universities don’t allow community college students to transfer, despite agreements designed to ensure they can....]]>
Flint Scholarship Plan Gets $2M Donation - Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis http://ccweek.com/article-5768-flint-scholarship-plan-gets-%25242m-donation.html Flint Scholarship Plan Gets $2M Donation - Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis
2015 partnered with Magic Johnson on a similar scholarship campaign in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. He said in a statement: “Every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree. We want to give those kids and their families a reason to dream and provide them the resources to make those dreams come true....]]>
Oregon Authorities Release ‘Manifesto’ from Mass Shooting - Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College http://ccweek.com/article-5769-oregon-authorities-release-%25E2%2580%2598manifesto%25E2%2580%2599-from-mass-shooting.html Oregon Authorities Release ‘Manifesto’ from Mass Shooting - Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College
In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college in Roseburg, Ore. Oregon authorities have released a detailed report on the 2015 shooting that left nine people dead and nine injured....]]>
DC Program Aids Students’ Journey through Higher Ed - With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice http://ccweek.com/article-5743-dc-program-aids-students%25E2%2580%2599-journey-through-higher-ed.html DC Program Aids Students’ Journey through Higher Ed - With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice
“I’ve been around a lot of people that went to college and didn’t finish and that scares me the most,” said Townsend, who dreams of becoming an astronaut. “The littlest thing can happen and that could change your life forever. I really don’t want that to happen to me....]]>
Program Gives Path to Students Who Age Out of High School - Immigrant Students Benefit from New Training Initiative http://ccweek.com/article-5744-program-gives-path-to-students-who-age-out-of-high-school.html Program Gives Path to Students Who Age Out of High School - Immigrant Students Benefit from New Training Initiative
Now, staff with Career Solutions and the St. Cloud school district Adult Basic Education have found a way to get that student all three qualifications, said Tammy Biery, executive director of Career Solutions, formerly the Stearns- Benton Employment and Training Council....]]>
Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules http://ccweek.com/article-5747-devos-undeterred-by-critics-even-as-agenda-remains-stalled.html Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules
(AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tiebreaking “yes” vote....]]>
Teens Get Business Experience Running Campus Food Stand - Partnership with Illinois College Teaches Students About Business http://ccweek.com/article-5749-teens-get-business-experience-running-campus-food-stand.html Teens Get Business Experience Running Campus Food Stand - Partnership with Illinois College Teaches Students About Business
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Trinity Humes is getting an early start on what will hopefully someday be a successful business career. On July 17, the 13-year-old peddled herbs and vegetables at a farm stand in the commons area of Menard Hall on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College....]]>
Some Texas Colleges To Offer Bachelor’s Degrees - Initiative Aimed at Offering Degrees in High-Need Areas http://ccweek.com/article-5751-some-texas-colleges-to-offer-bachelor%25E2%2580%2599s-degrees.html Some Texas Colleges To Offer Bachelor’s Degrees - Initiative Aimed at Offering Degrees in High-Need Areas
Donna Hatch, dean of nursing at Collin College, said about 90 percent of her students go on to earn bachelor’s degrees through partnerships with other universities....]]>
SD Tech School Partners with University - Students Will Learn Both Skilled Trades And Liberal Arts http://ccweek.com/article-5753-sd-tech-school-partners-with-university.html SD Tech School Partners with University - Students Will Learn Both Skilled Trades And Liberal Arts
“The fact that you’re benefiting from small classes at a private, baccalaureate school and then coming to a school like Mitchell Tech and getting handson, experiential learning ... I can’t think of a better way to benefit students,” said Julie Brookbank, associate to the president at Mitchell Tech....]]>
Illinois Student Nets a Fishing Scholarship - Bass Fishing Booster Club Provides $500 Scholarship http://ccweek.com/article-5705-illinois-student-nets-a-fishing-scholarship.html Illinois Student Nets a Fishing Scholarship - Bass Fishing Booster Club Provides $500 Scholarship
The 2017 Momence High School graduate received a $500 scholarship through the school’s bass fishing booster club. The yearly scholarship goes to a senior on the team who exhibits strong academic standing, as well as dedication to community service and environmental protection, along with fishing skills....]]>
N. Dakota Tribal College Expands Campus Health Care - Out-of-State Students Can Get Basic Care on Campus http://ccweek.com/article-5706-n-dakota-tribal-college-expands-campus-health-care.html N. Dakota Tribal College Expands Campus Health Care - Out-of-State Students Can Get Basic Care on Campus
She had many questions about how this could work for her, a 41- year-old mother returning to school. One of her biggest hangups was how she could live on campus and receive insulin medication for her diabetes and other counseling services she received back home at an Indian Health Service facility....]]>
Defunct Mo. Academy Can’t Keep Promise To Pay Faculty Members - School Doesn’t Have Funds To Make Good on Promised Payments http://ccweek.com/article-5708-defunct-mo-academy-can%25E2%2580%2599t-keep-promise-to-pay-faculty-members.html Defunct Mo. Academy Can’t Keep Promise To Pay Faculty Members - School Doesn’t Have Funds To Make Good on Promised Payments
The president and superintendent of what had been Wentworth Military Academy and College, Michael Lierman, told faculty members by email in May that they would continue to get paid “as normal” until their contracts expire. The school in Lexington — a town of about 4,700-residents, 50 miles east of Kansas City — closed 15 days later....]]>
Barriers Broken: Female Police Officer Retiring at 25 Years - Community College Professor Set Officer on Path to Law Enforcement Career http://ccweek.com/article-5709-barriers-broken-female-police-officer-retiring-at-25-years.html Barriers Broken: Female Police Officer Retiring at 25 Years - Community College Professor Set Officer on Path to Law Enforcement Career
“By putting their own lives at risk, both officers worked as a team and were able to drag the unresponsive male to safety and then administered first aid,” Chimento said. “The homeowner has since made a full recovery. We at the Butler Police Department are proud of the actions of both these officers....]]>
New Study Disputes Statistics On Minority Graduation Rates - More Degrees Being Earned at Minority-Serving Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5710-new-study-disputes-statistics-on-minority-graduation-rates.html New Study Disputes Statistics On Minority Graduation Rates - More Degrees Being Earned at Minority-Serving Colleges
“Pulling Back the Curtain,” released by the American Council on Education and the Center for Policy Research and Strategy, shows graduation statistics that include more students than those issued annually by the federal government....]]>
African Scholars Learn In Indiana - Indiana University, Ivy Tech CC Partner on Mandela Fellows Program http://ccweek.com/article-5717-african-scholars-learn-in-indiana.html African Scholars Learn In Indiana - Indiana University, Ivy Tech CC Partner on Mandela Fellows Program
on constitutional law, leadership and gender equality. They’re also involved with community service with other volunteers and groups around the city, such as the work at Butler Park. The group could also be seen walking in Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade....]]>
Documentary Returns for Season 2 on Netflix - ‘Last Chance U’ Chronicles EMCC's Football Team’s Travails http://ccweek.com/article-5718-documentary-returns-for-season-2-on-netflix.html Documentary Returns for Season 2 on Netflix - ‘Last Chance U’ Chronicles EMCC's Football Team’s Travails
“When we were filming season two, every week there was somebody showing up, and frequently they were from overseas,” Whiteley said in a phone interview. “I remember there was this one couple from Scotland. They were on their honeymoon. There was another couple that came from Australia....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5725-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
The second-floor space would be converted into 19 classrooms so the district could hold Life Academy and Career Academy courses there. Those courses now are spread out at all three high schools, Wester Iowa Tech Community College and the Ho-Chunk Centre downtown....]]>
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.....]]>