Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb.
The University of Texas at San Antonio campus is dominated by modern cream-colored buildings with dark red tile roofs and acres of parking lots, testimony to 40 years of serving largely as a commuter school for students from the surrounding area.
Domino’s sells a lot of pizza to college students, but the company is having trouble hiring its former customers for high-tech jobs because there aren’t enough graduates in those fields, the company’s president told lawmakers.
Providence's mayor on Wednesday announced a tentative deal with Johnson & Wales University under which the school would more than triple its annual voluntary payments to the financially struggling city -- and possibly contribute even more.
When Providence Mayor Angel Taveras recently warned that Rhode Island's capital could run out of cash by June and face bankruptcy, he singled out the city's largest employer and one of its most prestigious institutions -- Brown University -- for what he called a failure to sacrifice.
It happened to Gary McCollum a few weeks ago, just as it has to other Norfolk State University board members. Someone stopped McCollum, the rector of the Board of Visitors, to say: “Wow, your new president at Norfolk State is everywhere.”