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Published by University Business: 10/24/2013
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SFGate.com
Twenty-one Bay Area colleges have agreed to enroll students from City College of San Francisco if the huge school loses accreditation next year and has to close, and two universities would keep its records, college administrators say in a new report that also details how they would handle nearly $900 million in real estate and personal property. Read more>>
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Community Impact Newspaper
Austin Community College is considering participating in a study already in the works that could reveal whether ACC and other local taxing entities, including the city, county, and Austin ISD, hire enough minority- and women-owned businesses for contracting jobs. If the expense is approved by the ACC board, the college would contribute $200,000–$300,000 toward the study. Read more>>
Bloomberg Business Week
Enrollment in Wyoming's seven community colleges declined 4.4 percent in 2012-2013 from the previous year's record. Officials attribute the drop to fewer high school graduates and fewer oil and gas workers moving to the state. Read more>>
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NY1
With its location next to three bodies of water, Kingsborough Community College was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Kingsborough's Maritime Technology campus on Sheepshead Bay looks better now, but is still a work in progress. Read more>>
The Denver Post
The Community College of Aurora Foundation has secured two new scholarships specified for Aurora Public Schools students and immigrants who are enrolled at the college. A $25,000 grant was received from the Denver branch of the law firm BakerHostetler. The money goes toward the tuition of qualified advanced placement students who are the first members of their family to attend college. Read more>>
Watertown Daily Times
Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., has offered to pay thousands of dollars in tuition for soldiers from nearby Fort Drum who signed up for the session’s courses before the start of the government shutdown. Read more>>
CBS | Detroit
Henry Ford CC in Michigan has launched a mobile app designed to save students and faculty time. Developed by Ellucian, the app will allow students to register for classes, find their grades, make payments, and connect to social media. Read more>>
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MLive Media Group
The bulletin board in the CNC training room at Muskegon Community College in Michigan is covered with help-wanted notices. They are from Muskegon manufacturers looking for highly-skilled workers, the kind being trained through new CAD/CNC hybrid programs at the college. Read more>>
Opinion
Daily 49er
California community colleges may soon get the green light to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. A 16-member board comprising community college administrators, faculty, and a college trustee is discussing whether the proposal is viable. Read more>>
The Argus Observer
State Sen. Mark Hass, of Beaverton, Ore., has suggested a plan to give some high school graduates free tuition at a community college for two years. The tuition break would allow students to enter a two-year degree program or take college credits that would transfer to a university. Hass said funding the degree is cheaper than dealing with dropouts later in the social service or prison system. Read more>>
Press of Atlantic City
The economic prosperity of any nation is inextricably tied to the education of its citizens. In the United States, obtaining a higher-education credential is a pursuit that many now consider a civil right and an essential pathway toward achieving the American dream of upward social and economic mobility. Read more>>
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