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  • A-G Advises On "Dreamers Act"(Virgina)

    04/29/2014 11:36:26 AM PDT · by central_va · 5 replies
    WRVA ^ | 4/29/14 | wrva
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) _ Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is advising Virginia's colleges and universities and the Virginia Community College System that under current Virginia law, Virginia students who are legally present in the United States under the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program qualify for in-state tuition, provided they meet the state's domicile requirements. In a letter sent to Virginia's college and university presidents, the chancellor of the community college system and the State Council of Higher Education, Herring says the students, often called "DREAMers", will still need to gain admission to an institution of higher education, maintain...
  • Md. college denies applicant: 'Not the place for religion'

    04/25/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    One News Now ^ | April 25, 2014 | Michael F. Haverluck
    When Brandon Jenkins applied to the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland, the last thing on his mind was that he would be rejected for his faith in God – but that's exactly what happened. Not long after Jenkins initially applied to CCBC's program as a very strong candidate, he was told by a faculty member that the "field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion." "I understand that religion is a major part of your life and that was evident in your recommendation letters; however, this field is not the...
  • Va. college ‘free speech zones’ latest to fall

    04/12/2014 11:08:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 11:47 AM EDT | Larry O’Dell
    The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while a new policy and settlement details are negotiated. Judicial history and recent legislative developments suggested Parks had...
  • Honey, They Shrunk My Job: Obamacare has already hurt tens of thousands of workers.

    10/01/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2013 | Deroy Murdock
    ‘They said this would be a disaster in terms of jobs,” President Obama shouted on Thursday. “There is no widespread evidence that the Affordable Care Act is hurting jobs.” At least 30,377 Americans would beg to differ. Amid their new, Obamacare-generated non-working hours, they might observe that “no widespread evidence” is hardly a categorical denial. Either Obama flat-out yelled lies at a rally in Largo, Md., or he occupies a bubble as airtight as the International Space Station. Perhaps Obama is encircled by yes persons who insulate him from evidence — “widespread” or otherwise — of the increasing cruelty that...
  • Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights

    06/18/2013 3:52:09 PM PDT · by fwdude · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons in support of gay rights and said those who supported the traditional definition of marriage are just “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class. Students in a general psychology class at Columbia State Community College were directed by their professor to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community, said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom. Barham is calling for the college to punish Dr....
  • Tarrant County Community College SE campus on lockdown (TX)

    04/16/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 19 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 ^ | 16 April 2013 | Mark Norris
    Tarrant County Community College southeast campus in Arlington is on lockdown midday Tuesday after reports of an armed suspect near campus. Scanner traffic indicates that Grand Prairie Police are looking for an armed burglary suspect who has a stolen .22 firearm. Suspect is reportedly wearing a black hoodie. Officials believe the suspect may be in a wooded area behind the campus. TCC sent out an alert to students telling them a lockdown is in effect. If they were in a building, students were told to stay in the room, turn out lights and stay away from doors and windows.
  • RIVERSIDE, CA: Riverside Community College Student Body President is Registered Sex Offender

    04/04/2013 7:47:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 3, 2013 | Richard K. De Atley
    RIVERSIDE: RCC student body president is registered sex offender It was no April Fools’ joke. On Monday, April 1, anonymous black-and-white fliers were found pinned to billboards at Riverside City College saying the student body president is a registered sex offender. Students at first thought it was a cruel prank, but once it was confirmed, the revelation left them asking whether RCC administrators, who acknowledge they knew about it before the election, should have disclosed the information to the campus community. Doug Robert Figueroa, 40, of Riverside, was sentenced to five years in prison for admitting that in 2005 he...
  • Lawmakers: Anti-Bullying Conference Bullies Conservatives, Christians

    03/29/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A group of nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers is threatening to pull state funding from an Iowa community college unless they defund an anti-bullying program that the lawmakers say bullies Christians and conservatives. The Des Moines Area Community College is one of several sponsors of the Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth – scheduled to be held next week. The program was founded by Iowa Safe Schools. The college’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter filed a Freedom of Information Act request and discovered that tax and tuition dollars were being used to cover the costs. “It’s outrageous,” said Jake...
  • YAF Chapter Exposes School Using Taxpayer Funds to Attack Conservatives, Christians (Iowa)

    03/28/2013 3:54:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Young Americans Foundation ^ | March 26, 2013 | Adam Tragone
    A Young Americans for Freedom chapter is demanding its school to pull funding from an upcoming LGBT conference, claiming a bias against conservatives and Christians. Des Moines Community College student Jake Dagel, who chairs the school's Young Americans for Freedom chapter, is opposing the 8th Annual Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) Youth and is calling for the school to pull its $1,000 sponsorship during a press conference announcing his chapter's position. Dagel claims that conservatives and Christians will be bullied at the event. “Any conference or event that attacks individuals for their beliefs is not...
  • Middle Skills, Middle Money?

    02/26/2013 5:22:52 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 13 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    People with an Associate’s degree may earn less in their lifetime, but they might just be earning more right now. New data shows that an Associate’s degree may impart the ‘middle skills’ which are the ticket to the middle class. “Nearly 30% of Americans with associate’s degrees now make more than those with bachelor’s degrees, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce,” reports Jon Marcus for CNN Money. “In fact, other recent research in several states shows that, on average, community college graduates right out of school make more than graduates of four-year universities.” However, “Although these...
  • Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare

    11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will...
  • Long Beach City College tries an alt to placement tests [as 85% reading and 73% math need remedial)

    06/25/2012 5:34:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Carla Rivera
    Edward Yacuta felt rushed and nervous when he took a test to determine whether he was ready for college-level English classes at Long Beach City College. The 18-year-old did poorly on the exam, even though he was getting good grades in an Advanced Placement English class at Long Beach's Robert A. Millikan High School. Most community colleges would assign students like Yacuta to a remedial class, but he will avoid that fate at Long Beach. The two-year school is trying out a new system this fall that will place students who graduated from the city's high schools in courses based...
  • Colleges Misassign Many to Remedial Classes, Studies Find

    02/29/2012 5:45:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2012 | TAMAR LEWIN
    Two new studies from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College have found that community colleges unnecessarily place tens of thousands of entering students in remedial classes — and that their placement decisions would be just as good if they relied on high school grade-point averages instead of standardized placement tests. The studies address one of the most intractable problems of higher education: the dead end of remedial education. At most community colleges, a majority of entering students who recently graduated from high school are placed in remedial classes, where they pay tuition but earn no college...
  • Police: Wash. instructor tricked student to strip

    01/02/2012 12:33:49 PM PST · by bkopto · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 30, 2011 | Staff
    Authorities in Washington say a former Tacoma Community College music instructor tricked a teenage voice student to take off her clothes off while singing in hopes she would reach lower octaves. The Tacoma News Tribune reports 37-year-old Kevin Gausepohl is charged with seven counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Investigators say he told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl was 17 at the time.
  • College teachers focus lessons on Occupy Seattle

    10/31/2011 1:06:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Beginning Sunday evening,instructors at Seattle Community College campuses are teaching classes in support of Occupy Seattle.SEATTLE — Beginning Sunday evening, instructors at Seattle Community College campuses are teaching classes in support of Occupy Seattle.The classes are scheduled to be held in the plaza of Seattle Central Community College. They will focus on subjects such as legislative lobbying, the art of the protest sign and filming to document human rights violations.According to Occupy Seattle and the Washington branch of the American Federation of Teachers, classes were scheduled throughout the night.
  • A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom

    09/05/2011 6:06:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    National Bureau of Economic Research ^ | September 2011 | Robert Fairlie, Florian Hoffmann, Philip Oreopoulos
    This paper uses detailed administrative data from one of the largest community colleges in the United States to quantify the extent to which academic performance depends on students being of similar race or ethnicity to their instructors. To address the concern of endogenous sorting, we use both student and classroom fixed effects and focus on those with limited course enrolment options. We also compare sensitivity in the results from using within versus across section instructor type variation. Given the computational complexity of the 2-way fixed effects model with a large set of fixed effects we rely on numerical algorithms that...
  • Palin paying off, officials say: Speaking fee already more than covered by ticket sales

    04/30/2011 12:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hanford Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2011 | Seth Nidever
    West Hills College Lemoore officials say they invited Sarah Palin to speak to make money for the school, and it's working out as planned - even with the $115,000 fee they're paying for her upcoming speech on Sunday. "That's the bottom line," said Frances Squire, marketing director for West Hills Community College District. "We're raising funds ... and so we wanted somebody we knew would sell tickets." WHCL officials say they recouped the $115,000 just a few weeks after they announced that Palin was coming to kick off the grand opening of their new Golden Eagle Arena. At this point,...
  • Obama: Community Colleges Are The 'Unsung Heroes'

    10/05/2010 4:54:48 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 28 replies
    abc news website ^ | 100510 | sunlen (is that a name?) miller
    Calling community colleges the “unsung heroes” of the nation’s education system, President Obama convened the first White House Summit on Community Colleges today, led by 17-year community college professor Dr. Jill Biden. “They may not get the credit they deserve, they may not get the same resources as other schools, but they provide a gateway to millions of Americans to good jobs and a better life,” the president said of the nation’s community colleges from the East Room summit today, “These are places where young people can continue their education without taking on a lot of debt. These are places...
  • Obama To Announce Industry-Community College Initiative [Another Boondoggle?]

    10/03/2010 5:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Capital ^ | October 4, 2010 | Corey Boles
    President Barack Obama will announce on Monday an initiative aimed at improving partnerships between community colleges and industry around the country with a bid to spur job opportunities for graduates, according to a White House official. Called "Skills for America", the scheme will seek to establish least one partnership between community colleges and industry in every state. It will set a national goal of achieving an additional 5 million community-college graduates by 2020. The White House is hoping to pair with large U.S. corporations to advance the effort. It said companies including PG&E Corp. (PCG), Gap Inc. (GPS), McDonalds Corp....
  • At City College (of San Francisco), a Battle Over Remedial Classes for English and Math

    06/25/2010 6:36:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 24, 2010 | CAROL POGASH
    At City College of San Francisco, one of the country’s largest public universities, thousands of struggling students pour into remedial English and math classes — and then the vast majority disappear, never to receive a college degree. When Steve Ngo, a 33-year-old college trustee, learned that many minority students, among others, faced two-and-a-half years, or five semesters, of remedial English classes and a year and a half of math at the two-year college, he was shocked into action. His campaign for a one-year sequence of remedial courses ignited a campus furor, with students and a few trustees on one side...
  • High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    02/18/2010 1:59:08 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 64 replies · 1,362+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 17, 2010 | By SAM DILLON
    Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to get a diploma two years early and immediately enroll in community college.
  • How Green Was My Community College

    02/01/2010 8:06:54 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 1, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How Green Was My Community College Malcolm A. Kline, February 1, 2010 Malcolm A. Kline As the commander-in-chief put the finishing touches on his state of the union address, the second lady did a warm-up act for him at his favorite think tank. “The president has proposed the biggest increase in spending on community colleges in 50 years,” Dr. Jill Biden told the audience at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on the morning before the chief executive gave his annual report. Dr. Biden currently teaches at Northern Virginia Community College. “Community colleges will enable us to expand our green...
  • Collegial Collusion

    01/26/2010 10:19:30 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 234+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 26, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Collegial Collusion Bethany Stotts, January 26, 2010 The Chronicle of Higher Education reported yesterday that the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has decided to cancel an online Ph.D. program for community college administrators because it competes with Morgan State University, a public, historically black institution which offers a similar Ph.D. program. Chronicle writer Marc Parry explains, Last week, 25 new students began training at University of Maryland University College to become community-college administrators. But none of them live in Maryland. In fact, the university has been barred from offering this online doctoral degree to state residents. The bizarre situation...
  • Shots Fired on Virginia College Campus (Gunman in custody)

    12/08/2009 3:08:24 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 982+ views
    Fox ^ | Dec 8, 2009
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Prince William County Police say they have one man in custody on the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge campus after shots were fired in a classroom. The campus was placed on emergency lockdown, but no injuries were reported. According to investigators, they were notified around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday of a student who was armed with a gun on the campus. Officers responded to the scene, and the college was put on lockdown. A Prince William County Police spokesperson says the gunman, who is a male student, went into a classroom and pointed a gun at a female...
  • Obama Plans Community-College Initiative

    07/14/2009 8:52:23 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 15 replies · 622+ views
    WSJ ^ | 07/14/09
    President Barack Obama plans to announce a community-college initiative designed to boost graduation rates, improve facilities and develop new technology. The effort will involve $12 billion in spending spread over the next 10 years. While small compared to the $100 billion in stimulus money the Obama administration has to spend on education, it would mark a substantive increase in direct federal spending on community colleges. A recent report by the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, estimated the federal government provides community colleges with about $2 billion a year in direct support, about a tenth of what it spends on...
  • Can Community Colleges Save the U.S. Economy?

    07/11/2009 7:37:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 691+ views
    TIME ^ | 7/10/2009 | Laura Fitzpatrick
    Community colleges are deeply unsexy. This fact tends to make even the biggest advocates of these two-year schools — which educate nearly half of U.S. undergraduates — sound defensive, almost a tad whiny. "We don't have the bands. We don't have the football teams that everybody wants to boost," says Stephen Kinslow, president of Texas' Austin Community College (ACC). "Most people don't understand community colleges very well at all." And by "most people," he means the graduates of fancy four-year schools who get elected and set budget priorities. Many politicians and their well-heeled constituents may be under the impression that...
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • KCTCS ends tenure for new faculty

    05/01/2009 2:41:36 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 591+ views
    Herald Leader ^ | March 14th | Jim Warren
    VERSAILLES — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System's governing board voted Friday to abolish tenure for all new faculty members. Under the policy, all faculty members hired on or after July 1 will be employed on a contractual basis, without tenure. Tenured teachers already on faculty at the system's 16 schools will not be affected. The move isn't going down well with many of those teachers. Faculty members from several community colleges turned out at KCTCS headquarters to oppose the new policy, some carrying signs saying "Keep Tenure."
  • CA Student Council Votes Out Homosexual "Day of Silence"

    04/17/2009 10:08:13 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 27 replies · 1,702+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 17, 2009 | George Popko
    On Thursday, April 16, in a Council chamber overflowing with students, the Student Council of American River College voted 11-5 to pass a resolution putting the 42,000-student Community College on record as opposing the LGBT National "Day of Silence". "The passage of this resolution marks new progress for Community Colleges," commented Vladimir Musorivschi. "The 'Day of Silence' project has been used as an opportunity to suspend Christian students at local schools for wearing Bible verses on their shirts. The 'Day of Silence' is truly about silencing the voices of Christian students and we will oppose this censorship."
  • Enrollment boom : Community colleges foresee spike due to lost savings, layoffs

    12/12/2008 5:47:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 394+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec 12, 2008 | Chris Pummer
    Community colleges nationwide are bracing for a jump in enrollment as decimated college-savings accounts force parents to seek less-expensive higher-education options and rising unemployment sends laid-off workers back to school for retraining. Wall Street's little-noted casualty has been the college savings amassed by parents for children, accumulating since birth in many instances. Those who failed to move 529 plan and Coverdell education savings account assets out of stocks and mutual funds and into money-market accounts as their children approached college age have seen their savings drop as much as 35% or more in the last year. As college application deadlines...
  • Obama: Let childern of illegals attend comm. college.

    09/30/2008 11:50:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 32 replies · 946+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9-30-08 | staff
    Barack Obama suggested this weekend that children of illegal immigrants should have an opportunity to attend community colleges. In an interview with WUNC this weekend, the Democratic presidential candidate said children who attend public schools should have the chance to continue to improve themselves. "For us to deny them access to community college, even though they've never lived in Mexico, at least as far as they can tell ... is to deny that this is how we've always built this country up," he said. The campaign of Republican John McCain issued a statement saying he was opposed to providing benefits...
  • Iowa college president steps down after beer photo

    08/29/2008 1:03:50 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 35 replies · 513+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/08 | n/a
    FORT DODGE, Iowa - An Iowa community college president resigned less than a week after a photo was published appearing to show him pouring beer into a young woman's mouth...
  • Community colleges can admit illegal immigrants

    07/25/2008 10:28:57 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 10 replies · 144+ views
    WRALNews.com ^ | July 25, 2008 | WRALNews staff
    Raleigh, N.C. — Two months after recommending that North Carolina community colleges deny admission to illegal immigrants, the state Attorney General's Office has reversed that stance. The switch comes after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told state officials that federal laws don't prohibit illegal immigrants from attending college. Community College System officials decided in May to stop allowing illegal immigrants to enroll in degree programs after the Attorney General's Office issued an advisory opinion recommending the 58 community colleges tighten their admissions standards to be more in line with federal laws. J.B. Kelly, general counsel for the Attorney General's...
  • College prof fired over homosexuality nature-nurture discussion

    07/22/2008 9:05:34 PM PDT · by Interposition · 21 replies · 275+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    The case of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College firing of June Sheldon is raising some eyebrows among academics, liberal and conservative. Here is the media version : The controversy centers on an incident in June 2007, when Sheldon was asked by a student in a human heredity class about heredity’s impact on “homosexual behavior in males and females.” Among other references, Sheldon noted a German study demonstrating some link between maternal stress and homosexual behavior in males, according to the lawsuit. After a student complained, college officials investigated and dismissed Sheldon, an adjunct professor at the school since January 2004....
  • Student Loans Start to Bypass 2-Year Colleges

    06/06/2008 4:43:19 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2 June 2008 | Jonathan D. Glater
    Some of the nation’s biggest banks have closed their doors to students at community colleges, for-profit universities and other less competitive institutions, even as they continue to extend federally backed loans to students at the nation’s top universities. Citibank has been among the most aggressive in paring the list of colleges it serves. JPMorgan Chase, PNC and SunTrust say they have not dropped whole categories, but are cutting colleges as well. Some less-selective four-year colleges, like Eastern Oregon University and William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif., say they have been summarily dropped by some lenders. The practice suggests that if...
  • Colleges see big funding, slow progress(EDUCATION NEEDS MORE MONEY TO WASTE)

    05/18/2008 12:07:07 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 5 replies · 134+ views
    SIGN ON SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ^ | May 18, 2008 | Eleanor Yang Su
    Since 2002, taxpayers have entrusted San Diego community college leaders with $1.5 billion to transform three campuses, modernize six adult education centers and expand academic programs. So far, they have spent less than 15 percent of the money, constructing or renovating about a dozen buildings. The San Diego Union-Tribune analyzed thousands of district records and interviewed dozens of people and found that college officials missed many project deadlines and struggled with runaway costs for land and building materials. Failure to act quickly in the escalating real estate market cost the district millions. Delays in acquiring real estate cost millions of...
  • ACLJ Demands NY Community College End Hostility Toward Christian Student

    04/12/2008 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Man50D · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today it is demanding that a community college in New York end its hostility toward a Christian student who has been punished because of her religious beliefs. The ACLJ represents Gina DeLuca, a student at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), who has received lower grades and has been labeled “closed-minded” by a professor who requires students to acknowledge the possibility that God does not exist in order to participate in a philosophy class. The ACLJ has sent a letter demanding that the school end...
  • Program to train young adults skills to find a job (Mississippi)

    03/03/2008 8:34:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 768+ views
    The Greenwood Commonwealth ^ | February 25, 2008 | Bob Darden
    Robert Beasley says he is “training young adults to be professional” — and he approaches his job with all the enthusiasm of an evangelist. Beasley, 48, is a career specialist with Arbor Education and Training located at the Greenwood WIN Job Center. The program teaches young adults how to act during an interview, complete a job application, assemble a resume and cover letter and perform other related tasks. “Basically, we’re giving them the skills to find a job, to get a job and to keep that job,” said Beasley, a Greenwood native and Jackson State University graduate. Arbor Education and...
  • Baby boomers go back to college

    01/10/2008 7:06:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 225+ views
    Quick ^ | January 3, 2008 | Bob Moos
    Downsized and depressed, Leigh Hoes was approaching 50 and wondering what to do with the rest of her work life. Then one day, as she leafed through a course catalog that had arrived in the mail from Richland College in Dallas, the idea came to her. Why not work in a pharmacy, dispensing prescriptions? After all, she thought, a health care career had always appealed to her, the job was fairly recession-proof, and she could train for it in just one year. Like many other baby boomers, the food technology specialist turned to a community college for help in changing...
  • Colleges must admit illegal immigrants

    11/28/2007 4:58:08 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 69 replies · 163+ views
    RALEIGH - North Carolina's community college system has ordered the state's 58 campuses to admit illegal immigrants, overturning a policy of letting the heavily enrolled schools set their own rules for handling undocumented applicants. David Sullivan, the system's top lawyer, dispatched a memo this month telling the community colleges that state regulations require the schools to admit illegal immigrants who meet the schools' basic requirements of being either a high school graduate or an adult in need of skills training. "That's just wrong," said Sen. Richard Stevens, a Cary Republican and co-chairman of the higher education committee. "I can't believe...
  • Handcuffed tightly, shoved around and yelled at (Police Attack Pro-lifers on College Campus)

    11/24/2007 9:45:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 40 replies · 86+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | November 20, 2007
    Pro-life students arrested at Rancho Cucamonga community college by hostile campus policeThree members of Survivors, a pro-life campus outreach group, were arrested at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in what was apparently not even a protest.   Operation Rescue reported that eight Survivors members were on campus to obtain permits for a pro-life outreach event at the college when campus police became aggressive. A man who did not identify himself as a law enforcement officer shoved Joey Cox, 19, to the ground. The man then forcibly removed a tape recorder from Cox’s wallet, and attempted to erase...
  • Community College Bowl

    11/05/2007 1:20:17 PM PST · by Kaput · 18 replies · 80+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | October 30, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Community College Bowl by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 30, 2007 Many years ago—16 to be exact—Saturday Night Live broadcast a sketch called Community College Bowl in which slow-witted contestants slowly answered simple questions normally asked of grade school students. The writers of that sketch may have been way ahead of their time. Community colleges have tried just about every promotional gimmick short of a “Going out of business” sale. Ironically, given their increasing use of remedial coursework, that might be the most appropriate stratagem for them to use. “Estimates vary, but many community-college educators and experts say that on average...
  • Community College Bowl

    10/30/2007 11:52:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 65+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 30, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Community College Bowl by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 30, 2007 Community colleges have tried just about every promotional gimmick short of a “Going out of business” sale. Ironically, given their increasing use of remedial coursework, that might be the most appropriate stratagem for them to use. “Estimates vary, but many community-college educators and experts say that on average between 40 percent and 70 percent of new students entering two-year colleges around the country place into remedial math,” Debra E. Blum reports in The Chronicle of Higher Education. And the news gets even worse. “There are students taking these courses three,...
  • How We Dummies Succeed

    09/06/2006 5:31:10 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 18 replies · 945+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/6/06 | Robert Samuelson
    If you're looking for the action in education, forget the Ivy League. Talk instead to Anthony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. It has six campuses and 70,000 students taking classes in everything from remedial English to computer networking. With about 12 million students, the nation's 1,200 community colleges help answer this riddle: Why do Americans do so badly on international educational comparisons and yet support an advanced economy?
  • Westly: California should pay for a community college degree

    01/30/2006 6:40:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 960+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/30/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Controller Steve Westly said Monday that every Californian is entitled to free community college - and the state can afford to pay for it. Westly, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed to pay tuition for students who successfully complete a community college degree. He said the proposal would cost $100 million to $200 million a year, money he said the state should already be paying community colleges. The former eBay executive and millionaire announced his proposal at the annual legislative conference of the Community College League of California in Sacramento Monday. "Community colleges...
  • NASA Seeks Future Aerospace Scholars

    01/18/2006 9:28:24 PM PST · by anymouse · 12 replies · 340+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 18, 2006
    NASA is looking to bring more than 300 students from Texas community colleges to Johnson Space Center this spring to design a rover for future expeditions to the moon, Mars and beyond. Applications must be submitted to the space center by Feb. 6. The program, called Community College Aerospace Scholars, will assign students to fictional companies where they will compete to build a planetary surface rover. A NASA or contractor engineer will hold the position of CEO for each student company. “NASA will be looking to this next generation of explorers to help send humans back to the moon, then...
  • Pre-emptive strike:'Fragging prof' quits

    11/23/2005 6:54:27 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 95 replies · 2,428+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 23, 2005
    The professor who gained national attention for suggesting U.S. soldiers in Iraq kill their superior officers has resigned his teaching post at a New Jersey college, moments before school officials were slated to decide his fate. The pre-emptive action by adjunct English professor John Daly was taken late yesterday, shortly before an emergency meeting of the board of trustees at Warren County Community College. "The board was informed of Mr. Daly's decision to resign his adjunct position at WCCC effective immediately," said college president Dr. William Austin. "I firmly believe that the most precious freedom all Americans share is the...
  • Furor Over an E-Mail [Daly to be fired?]

    11/21/2005 6:15:48 AM PST · by aculeus · 132 replies · 4,367+ views
    Inside Higher Ed.com ^ | November 21, 2005 | by Scott Jaschik
    An e-mail sent to a student by an adjunct instructor at Warren County Community College has infuriated the student, conservative groups, and leaders of the college, where the board has scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the matter on Tuesday. The e-mail was sent to Rebecca Beach, a freshman at the New Jersey college, who had sent an e-mail announcement to faculty members about a lecture she organized Thursday featuring a veteran of the war in Iraq talking (favorably) about the U.S. role there. John Daly, an adjunct instructor in English, sent an e-mail reply in which he said that...
  • College probes teacher who urged fragging by GIs

    11/21/2005 4:32:12 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 83 replies · 2,620+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    A community college in northwestern New Jersey is investigating a part-time instructor who vowed to intimidate students who host conservative speakers at the school. The teacher also called for U.S. soldiers in Iraq to kill their superiors. At issue is a personal e-mail written by John Daly, adjunct instructor in writing and developmental English at Warren County Community College in Washington, N.J. He sent it to a student after she asked him and other faculty members to announce that a veteran of the war in Iraq would appear at the school.
  • Warren Community College President Defends Professor’s Harassment of Young Conservative

    11/18/2005 12:08:27 PM PST · by txradioguy · 198 replies · 5,389+ views
    The Voice Of Freedom On Campus ^ | 18 November 2005 | Staff Reporter
    Warren Community College President Defends Professor’s Harassment of Young Conservative Professor Admits Radical Diatribe Student Fights Back HERNDON, VA –Young America’s Foundation exposed Warren Community College’s radical Professor John Daly, who in an email to student Rebecca Beach, vowed to intimidate those students who host conservative speakers and called for American soldiers in Iraq to murder their superiors. Instead of admonishing the professor’s intemperate attack on a student’s right of free expression, Warren Community College President William Austin said Prof. John Daly has “first amendment rights” to harass Rebecca. Furthermore, the President is trying to bully Rebecca into silence. He...