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KCTCS spokeswoman Mary Hemlepp said 505 positions have recently been eliminated system-wide. She says 191 of those positions were faculty and 315 were staff, but because many of the positions were vacant or were vacated through retirements, only 45 faculty and 125 staff were actually laid off....]]>
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A program must have a passing rate of 80 percent or higher to receive a “full approval” rating from the Texas Board of Nursing. Texas Southmost College had its status downgraded by state regulators....]]>
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Umpqua has had two interim presidents since Olson retired. Rita Cavin was president during last fall’s school shooting, when a 26-year-old gunman fatally shot nine people before killing himself.....]]>
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Carl Albert State College President Garry Ivey says the school’s state allocations have been cut by $800,000 so far this year, and more cuts are expected. The two-year school’s board of regents approved a plan to address the shortfall, including the suspension of the basketball programs....]]>
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The two-year college says it will cancel long-term disability coverage and make cuts to employee health insurance. The school will also phase out the textbook rental program and eliminate the college’s medical laboratory program.....]]>
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CSCU President Mark Ojakian said that the step is necessary because of a projected budget shortfall and other financial pressures. Ojakian says the freeze will remain in effect for at least the remainder of the fiscal year. He says it is intended as only a short-term measure....]]>
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The John A. Logan College board voted 7-1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports more than 300 people packed the Carterville-based college meeting. Before the vote some attendees spoke against the plan to eliminate 38 percent of the college’s full-time instructors....]]>
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LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s higher education leader says Gov. John Kasich’s administration will seek in its upcoming budget to expand partnerships that allow students to take three of four years of their bachelor’s degree coursework at a community college....]]>
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Texarkana College was facing a more than $3 million shortfall when Perot in 2012 donated $1 million and pledged $4 million more. School officials say Perot’s support helped spark a $22 million fundraising effort.....]]>
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“Every year we continue to look at what additional housing we have, what’s our capacity and where do we want to be,” Kinney said. “We probably turned a number of students away this last year just because we don’t have housing.”....]]>
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The Strategic Workforce Development Grant covers tuition at Georgia’s technical colleges for students pursuing jobs that employers often struggle to fill. The 11 topics already covered include commercial truck driving, early childhood care and welding....]]>
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“Once they complete their training, EFDAs can perform a number of restorative and preventive procedures. Operating under the supervision of a dentist and as part of the dental team, EFDAs’ impact will be statewide.” said Peter Welnak, president of the dental society....]]>
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Court documents indicate Quick told investigators that he fantasized about cannibalism, necrophilia and cutting off people’s faces and wearing them as masks. Quick also told authorities that he went online and researched mass stabbings a week before the attack....]]>
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut plans to offer scholarships to help community college students who transfer to the flagship university complete their bachelor’s degree.....]]>
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The largest enrollment dip is in the Virginia Community College System’s projection, which anticipates 3 percent growth by 2021 after an anticipated four years of declining enrollment. “Community colleges are notoriously difficult to project, because they ebb and flow with an unpredictable economy,” Blake said....]]>
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The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1PRtxq2 ) the roughly $6 million project would turn a building LCC already owns into a space to accommodate LCC students who are military veterans. Plans call for completing the project by mid-2019.....]]>
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The schools that saw the largest improvement were Greenfield Community College, where the default rate declined from 22 percent to 15 percent, and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, where the default rate dropped from 18 percent to 11 percent....]]>
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“That’s the idea, why do we have to do (just) front-end scholarships?” Maiers asked. “Is that some sort of law? What if we just waited until after they graduated with student debt?” Maiers said grant recipients won’t be required to stay in the area for work for a certain length of time, but if they move, they will forfeit portions of their award....]]>
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“I think our image, the new buildings that we’ve put in place, along with all these billions of dollars of expansion, that is what is drawing our enrollment,” Aspinwall said. “The students know the jobs are there, they’re good jobs and they’re not what we called the vocational school jobs anymore....]]>
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera praised the task force’s report, saying it offered vindication. Herrera sued the commission in 2013 to stop the agency from revoking the City College of San Francisco’s accreditation.....]]>
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Dylan Andrew Quick also pleaded guilty to two aggravated assault counts. State District Judge Maria Jackson could sentence Quick to anything from probation to life imprisonment when he’s sentenced Oct. 29. Quick remains jailed without bond.....]]>
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created LPN to RN Accelerated Track.” she said. “Since the three-year period we’ve collected some data and the licensure passage rate has continued to decline, which is not a good thing. It’s less than the national standard, and it can jeopardize accreditation....]]>
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The measure would have required students be permanent residents or U.S. citizens in order to get the state’s A+ Scholarship, which provides two years of free tuition at community colleges. Supporters said it was meant to limit the number of people receiving scholarships in order to preserve them for Missouri residents....]]>
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The online school is a nonprofit and offers degrees in business, teaching and information technology. It’s based on “competency learning,” meaning students don’t have assigned class times and instead can work at their own pace and time.....]]>
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Students can enroll for the fall 2015 semester at any of New Hampshire’s seven community colleges and be jointly admitted to pathway programs at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, UNH-Manchester, Keene State College, and Granite State College....]]>
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The report also calls out public universities and community colleges statewide for providing “excessive fringe benefits” and lucrative exit deals for top administrators, including a $480,418 severance package to the former Illinois State University president after less than a year on the job....]]>
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The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system said that an inquiry by the University of Texas at Austin found Duran’s behavior didn’t rise to scientific misconduct, and a full investigation is not required. Duran’s doctoral degree was affirmed.....]]>
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Air Force Sgt. Adam Usher, leader of the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, says his group has up to three emergency calls a week. None had ever involved such as large bomb.....]]>
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Unofficial returns show nearly 75 percent of the voters approved a 0.35 increase to local sales tax to update and add more space to the arena, which was built in 1953. The tax will take effect in July and remain in place for about 10 years. Hutchinson Community College has pledged $4....]]>
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Prosecutors in Dallas say the 42- year-old Timmons enrolled via the Internet for online studies and had financial aid applied to her tuition or checks were sent to her. She withdrew from more than a dozen colleges or universities since 2009.....]]>