Community College News Now
by Alex Kwanten

Warren DeBardelaben, Nissan North America’s director of dealer support, has overseen the automaker’s service technician training program since 2006. In that time, he says, more than 5,000 techs have graduated from it. “And it’s still not enough,” DeBardelaben told Fixed Ops Journal. “We’re still short.” About 9,500 upper-level service technicians work at the automaker’s Nissan […]

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by Emily Bouck and India Heckstall

Ten years ago, on August 14, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the last comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This took place during the buildup to a financial crisis that ultimately cost 8.7 million American jobs. Now, with mounting college costs and loan […]

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by Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press

Dakota Allen went from thinking that one huge mistake would keep him from ever playing football again to “Last Chance U” – and then an unexpected second opportunity at Texas Tech. “I feel like redemption is important for me,” Allen said. “A lot of people that did give me this second chance, I really don’t […]

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by Associated Press

BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Law enforcement officials have charged a Maine man with terrorizing over alleged threats he made against a community college in Auburn. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department arrested 23-year-old Darren Lilly on Aug. 13. Deputies said they received that a tip that Lilly had numerous firearms and “had made threats to shoot up […]

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Protecting Women’s Health

by Laura Hallas

I got my IUD the same way I registered for my fall classes — by scheduling an advising appointment and paying with tuition. Within 48 hours of my consultation at the university clinic, I had one of the most effective forms of birth control. My experience is fairly typical among Texas’ large, four-year universities. Here, […]

Last-Minute Aid

Last-Minute Aid

by Anna Helhoski

Only a few weeks — or maybe even days — remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow. Here are four resources to find a scholarship to help pay for college before classes begin. 1. YOUR COLLEGE’S […]

Preparing a Workforce

by George Leef

When I was young, community college were snickered at as places for kids who had goofed off in high school. Going to one was a mark of shame. That negative assessment has been changing. “Real” colleges have gotten prodigiously expensive and the curriculum has turned into a nasty brew of leftist ideology. The supposed “great […]