24 octobre 2017

Paying former gang members to go to college?

University Business LogoWho would pay former gang members to help them go to college? A program in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, is doing just that — and for some of its students, it seems to be working. More...

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Education Department announces college prep grants

University Business LogoThe U.S. Department of Education is awarding a second round of funding for programs that help low-income students aspire to attend college. The awards announced this week go to programs whose applications were initially rejected because of formatting errors such as not being double-spaced or using the wrong font. More...

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Higher grades an advantage of being rich in America

University Business LogoMonet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. More...

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Liberty alumni return diplomas in protest of Trump remarks

University Business LogoDozens of Liberty University alumni plan to return their diplomas in protest after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the white supremacist rally and deadly car attack in Charlottesville, Va. More...

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Valencia debuts Poinciana campus

University Business LogoThe recent Poinciana High School graduate was dreading the commute this fall to Valencia College’s Osceola County campus in Kissimmee, a good 30-minute drive from his home. He imagined himself sitting in traffic, wasting time. More...

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College football is here. But what are we really cheering?

University Business LogoIt may be a sweltering August day in the Deep South, but football fans across the region are readying their R.V.s and face paint, making plans for the tailgate feast and nervously reading injury reports on their team’s star players as they prepare for the opening of the college football season. More...

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After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashes

University Business LogoSo beginning this semester, student groups hosting large events are required to inform the college at least eight weeks in advance, so it has time to prepare a security plan. More...

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Lack of broadband hurts higher ed in rural areas

University Business LogoSome 680,000 Floridians do not have access to a broadband internet service that would allow information to be downloaded at minimum speed of 25 megabits per second, according to the report presented Monday to the state Higher Education Coordinating Council. More...

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Hundreds carry lit candles across U.Va. campus against white nationalism

University Business LogoHundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. More...

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Solving common challenges for students and the community

University Business LogoGenerating new sources of revenue, promoting the institutional brand, simplifying the student experience and supporting the regional community: These are all priorities institutional and divisional leaders are grappling with every day at colleges and universities across the United States. More...

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