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Texas colleges top weekly news: an abrupt closure, respect the flag
This week's top news on Texas universities includes new orientation programs focused on diversity, a memo circulated to University of Texas athletes about patriotism and, of course, ITT Technical Institute's abrupt closure.
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University of Colorado enrollment up at all 4 campuses this year
Preliminary figures from the University of Colorado show the school's Boulder campus has set a new record for freshman enrollment.
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$648 round trip from LAX to Laos on Singapore
If you can decide by the end of this month, you can get a $648 round-trip ticket from LAX to Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Laos on Singapore Airlines. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Sept. 30. It is for departures Tuesdays or Thursdays (or, for $100 more, Saturdays) from...
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Brexit Doesn't Deter EU Students From Choosing U.K.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU doesn’t appear to have dented the number of EU students planning to start degrees in the U.K. in the coming weeks, though senior figures warn the vote could take a more serious toll next academic year.
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ITT Technical Institute faces more suits over shutdown
The for-profit college chain is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down        
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Ex-Michigan Tech student accused of threat sues school
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan Technological University student who was accused last year of threatening on social media to shoot black students is suing the school. and the Detroit Free Press report Matthew Schultz was a junior at the Upper Peninsula school when he posted using the ...
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ITT Tech announces full closure after US sanctions
For-profit higher education company ITT Technical Institutes is ceasing operations in response to a series of prohibitions applied by the US Department of Education that included a ban on accepting new students who rely on federal aid. Read Full Article at
1088 points by Russia Today | For-profit universities and colleges ITT Technical Institute Vocational education For-profit school Education ITT Corporation United States Department of Education University
Editorial: Putting the arm on Emerson
Nice dorm proposal you’ve got there, Emerson College — shame if anything were to happen to it.That was the message we took from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, who wants the college to pony up more money as it tries to solve a temporary student housing problem.Emerson is renovating a dorm on Boylston Street. The college wants to lease the Boston Fenway Inn and house 115 students there from 2017 to 2019 while renovations are completed. The plan needs approval of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.And that’s where Zakim saw his opening.
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Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
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Ohio colleges field queries from potential ITT transfers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some Ohio colleges are fielding queries from potential transfer students left stranded in the midst of their studies when the for-profit chain ITT Technical Institute closed its campuses. The for-profit college closed its more than 130 campuses across 38 states after the U.S. Department of Education ...
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Editorial: ITT Tech closure strands students
The closure of ITT was handled clumsily, and the government has discouraged many students from attaining a degree        
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Universities step up battle on sex assaults
Many Michigan universities have revamped their sexual assault policies and stepped up training and education        
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Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan offer Peace Corps Prep
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities are teaming up to prepare students for work in the Peace Corps. A news release from the two universities in Bloomington-Normal says the Peace Corps Prep certificate program will prepare students for development work internationally or within the U.S. The ...
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Chipotle will deliver burritos via drones
An offshoot of Google's parent company chose food as the cargo because of the challenges it presents — like temperature control.
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Man accused of threat to black MTU students sues
Matthew Schultz filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court.        
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UNLV hopes to fill top journalism school post by end of academic year
Asked to explain how UNLV is addressing shortfalls revealed by a scathing external review completed in May 2015, administrators told state higher education officials Thursday that sweeping changes will carry on for years at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies.
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Nevada Board of Regents gets out of coach-hiring business
The state’s higher education board has given Nevada’s college presidents more authority over hiring of high-profile coaches.
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Carpenter arts center director resigns, saying cancellation of race-themed show is censorship
The head of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach is resigning after the university canceled a popular and provocatively titled play about race. Michele Roberge, who has served as executive director the center for 14 years, called the cancellation an act of censorship, but...
1148 points by Los Angeles Times | University California State University Long Beach Freedom of speech California State University Censorship Chancellor Danny Elfman
Ursinus board chair steps down over controversial tweets
Under fire for controversial online posts, the chair of Ursinus College's board of trustees has stepped down, college President Brock Blomberg announced in an email to faculty and students Thursday evening.
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Stephen Jordan plans to retire as Metro State president, will stay on until June
Metropolitan State University of Denver President Stephen Jordan gave his one-year retirement notice Thursday, saying he reached the goals he set for the college and it's time to move on. He will stay until June 2017 as search committee looks for replacement.
5 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Metropolitan State University Board of directors University North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Carl Eller Samuel Sam-Sumana
3 Ivy League schools top U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
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Ivy League gets top spots in U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
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State higher education board tweaks process for hiring school presidents
The 13-member Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to decrease the number of regents required to serve on presidential search committees, which previously called for six members. Under the revised rule, committees can have four to six regents.
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Suspect in slaying of Ohio college student pleads not guilty
WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.
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Ivy League gets top 3 spots in ranking of colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
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Ivy League takes top 3 spots in ranking of best colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
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Employers should focus on qualifications, not college degrees
Arbitrarily making a college degree a condition of job eligibility, when such degree does not even pertain to what the job entails, penalizes both young and old.
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Illinois public universities have fluctuating enrollment after difficult year
The University of Illinois announced Thursday its largest freshman class in history, but regional public universities statewide are having steep enrollment declines this fall, with freshman classes down as much as 25 percent from last year.Figures released this week, based on student enrollment...
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Segregated ‘blacks only’ housing at California university reignites old debate
Administrators at California State University in Los Angeles (CSULA) have defended their newly-opened “Black Living-Learning Community” after it was described as being “segregated” and “black-only” housing. Read Full Article at
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Ivy League takes top 3 spots in ranking of best U.S. colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.       
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CCAC exploring ways to serve displaced ITT students
Students displaced by Tuesday’s abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institute, including its Pittsburgh area campuses, are being invited to explore the feasibility of finishing their education at Community College of Allegheny County.
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U of Illinois president receives $100,000 bonus
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen will be paid a $100,000 performance bonus for his first year on the job. University trustees voted at their regular meeting Thursday to award Killeen the bonus. Under his contract, the bonus was the maximum Killeen could have received for ...
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Longtime University of Texas at San Antonio president retiring
Under Ricardo Romo's 17-year leadership, the university has expanded its enrollment by 68 percent. Last spring, 26,537 students, 85 percent of them undergraduates, were taking classes.
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Heading Abroad: USC Upstate starts Peace Corps prep program
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A new program at the University of South Carolina Upstate is helping students prepare for service in the Peace Corps. The university announced on Thursday that it is becoming one of about two dozen institutions in the nation with a Peace Corps Prep Program. The program ...
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U. of I. leaders could get $175K in bonuses
University of Illinois trustees are expected to approve $175,000 in performance bonuses for two of its top administrators, an amount that is part of their employment agreements but could rankle some during a time of financial uncertainty. President Timothy Killeen would receive $100,000, while...
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Ex-ITT students face limited options
Lone Star College set up a special website listing its programs that may be connected to ITT students' degree path, and plans to host transfer fairs on Friday.
30 points by The Houston Chronicle | ITT Technical Institute Vocational education ITT Corporation For-profit universities and colleges Carmel Indiana University Education School
3 education leaders to participate in Kansas State lecture
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Three higher education leaders are participating in a special Landon Lecture panel discussion at Kansas State University. The panel participants are Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent of West Point Military Academy; David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands; and Bud Peterson, president ...
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Scarborough's University of Akron Corps of Cadets program attracts 14 students
Few University of Akron students are interested in the Corps of Cadets, touted as a career-focused program with a military flavor, has not drawn students. AKRON, Ohio - Few University of Akron students are interested in the Corps of Cadets, touted as a career-focused program with a military flavor. The student organization and a Leadership Academy were announced with great fanfare by former President Scott Scarborough in June 2015 as part of his efforts to reposition the university as Ohio's Polytechnic University. "Corps members will learn how to lead teams, manage time, plan a career, build and strengthen an organization, and lead a life of personal decorum," the website says. Last year 14 students participates in the Corps of Cadets, which does not require a military commitment, officials said. Eleven returned this year and three new members joined. In contrast participation in the Army ROTC program has grown from 89 members in fall 2012 to 119 this fall. Scarborough resigned May 31 and UA dropped its branding as a polytechnic university. Other initiatives Scarborough supported, including success coaches, have been dropped.  What was proposed? The Corps of Cadets, the only one of its kind in Ohio, was to feature dedicated on-campus student housing, a student honor code, and medals, decorations, promotions and awards. Members would wear uniforms and march with the UA Marching Band. A Glee Club was to be formed in 2016 to perform at various university events. Corps of Cadets members would be eligible for up to $2,000 in annual scholarships. The corresponding Leadership Academy was to include programs and academic courses from the ROTC Leadership Series and the Institute for Leadership Advancement offered through UA's College of Business Administration. Working in conjunction with the faculty in various colleges, a leadership minor and leadership certificates were to be developed. What has occurred? There is no dedicated housing. The corps has a living-learning center in conjunction with the ROTC program. Members have uniforms and follow an honor code. Medals, decorations, promotions and awards are being developed. A seal, Facebook page and Twitter account were established. The Corps of Cadets marched on with the band at three football games last year. It is expected to march at the Military Appreciation football game on Oct. 15 Cadets conduct leadership classes and meetings each week. They led physical training three times a week and planned three service projects. A glee club was planned as a long-term option. The scholarships were to start this academic year. Officials are evaluating scholarship eligibility. No funding was allocated to establish the Leadership Academy, according to Bradley Harvey, the director of UA's military/veteran student programs.
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Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years
Many of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, in some cases by double-digit percentages, straining budgets and prompting layoffs.The declines occurred even as overall enrollment in four-year institutions in the state swelled,...
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ITT Tech shuts down campuses, including two in Maryland
Two ITT Technical Institute campuses in Maryland are among more than 130 that were shut down nationwide by ITT Educational Services on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Education prohibited it last month from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.The decision ended the fall quarter...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | For-profit universities and colleges United States Department of Education Vocational education Education Higher education United States University ITT Technical Institute
Tennessee appoints commission to review Title IX programs
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has announced the members of a special independent commission to review the Title IX programs at each of the schools in the University of Tennessee system.
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Woman admits to role in kidnapping of 2 college students
A New York woman has admitted to her role in the kidnapping and torture of two college students ...
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Security guard critically injured in shooting near College Park
A security guard was critically injured in a shooting overnight at a conference center near the University of Maryland, College Park during an apparent armed robbery, university police said Tuesday.The male guard was shot by two men with handguns at the University of Maryland, University College's...
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Steven C. 'Bo' Eckard, McDaniel College music instructor, dies
Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, senior music lecturer and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble and the World Music Connection, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58. "We are waiting for the results of an autopsy as to the...
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What's next for students after ITT closes?
ITT Technical Institute has announced it will shut down all campuses, including five in Michigan.        
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College professor ends hunger strike over his tenure denial
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A college professor says he has ended a hunger strike he began last week over the denial of his application for tenure.
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ITT Technical Institute shutdown stuns Mich. students
All five of ITT’s Michigan locations were affected by the sudden shutdown        
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It's learning, not grades that count for first-semester freshmen at Swarthmore
Emma Morgan-Bennett isn't sure whether she wants a career in the humanities or the hard sciences, or a piece of both.
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Study mischaracterized success of Michigan colleges
A recent report ignores swaths of the student population when figuring graduation rates and cuts in state funding.        
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New Vicksburg high school offers college credits at no cost
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A new public high school has opened in Vicksburg that is offering students the opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school curriculum at no cost. The Vicksburg Post ( ) reports that River City Early College High School, housed in a building ...
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