Shut Out: How the Cost of Higher Education Is Dividing Our Country – Common Dreams

A few months ago, Bobby Stapleton, a 21-year-old student at the University of Michigan, received a phone call from his younger brother. The good news came first: a senior in high school, he, too, had been accepted by the university, the fourth …
source:http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/04/03-3

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS INVITED TO DISCOVER THE ADVANTAGE OF A ST. AMBROSE … – Quad Cities Onlines

Press release submitted by St. Ambrose University HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS INVITED TO DISCOVER THE ADVANTAGE OF A ST. AMBROSE EDUCATION DAVENPORT, Iowa—Offering individualized educational experiences and a low student-faculty ratio, St. Ambrose …
source:http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=433137

UC defends new admission standards under attack by Asian Americans – San Mateo County Times

SACRAMENTO — The University of California on Tuesday fended off growing criticism of its new admissions standards, telling state lawmakers it would help poor and minority students get a college education. Hounded by Asian-American legislators and …
source:http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_12038495

Gov. Perdue to hold session on education at CFCC North – Star News Online

The discussion, expected to last an hour, is open to the public. Scott Rawls, president of the N.C. Community College System, and Bill Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer of the State Board of Education, also are scheduled to attend. The …
source:http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090330/ARTICLES/903309961/-1/NEWS08?Title=Gov-Perdue-to-hold-session-on-education-at-CFCC-North

Education really does begin at home – Winnipeg Free Press

bill redekop / winnipeg free press Delmer Sinclair, a former fisherman, is learning a new trade through Red River College. FISHER RIVER CREE NATION — Delmer Sinclair was a commercial fisherman on Lake Winnipeg for 21 years before medical problems …
source:http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/education-really-does-begin-at-home-42072262.html

Ashworth College Partners with GoArmyEd.com to Offer Online Education … – PR.com

Norcross, GA, March 22, 2009 –( PR.com )– Ashworth College, today announced that it has partnered with the United States Army to provide online college degree programs to military service members via GoArmyEd.com. Active-duty soldiers and military …
source:http://www.pr.com/press-release/140382

Coast Community College head resigns – Daily Pilot

The chancellor of the Coast Community College District, Ken Yglesias, has resigned as part of a closed-door settlement with the district’s board of trustees. For months the district has been investigating unspecified allegations against Yglesias …
source:http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2009/03/26/education/dpt-yglesias03272009.txt

Higher ed officials call stimulus waiver shortsighted – Las Vegas Sun

A push to obtain federal stimulus dollars for Nevada without strings attached could ultimately hurt the state college system, higher education officials say. Gov. Jim Gibbons this week asked the Obama administration to waive a requirement that the …
source:http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/mar/20/higher-ed-officials-call-stimulus-waiver-try-short/

Proposal aims to lower college textbook costs – Sauk Valley Daily Gazette

The increasing cost of a college education continues to threaten the advancement of Americans, individually and collectively. What options are there? If students can’t afford a private college education, they can opt for a public university. If …
source:http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2009/03/23/20312313/index.xml

UF nursing college won’t end undergraduates – Gainesville Sun

The University of Florida’s College of Nursing will no longer consider eliminating its undergraduate program, becoming the second college to drop the idea. The college is keeping its undergraduate nursing program but might still limit enrollment as …
source:http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090325/ARTICLES/903251012

Pitfalls ahead for college restructuring – New Orleans Times-Picayune Blogs

A few months ago, Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen got the presidents of the state’s universities to agree in principle on a change to how colleges are funded. The idea, not a new one, is to reward schools doing better jobs of …
source:http://blog.nola.com/johnmaginnis/2009/03/pitfalls_ahead_for_college_res.html