Community College News Now
by Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The former head of public safety for a Massachusetts community college says he was fired for supporting a female police officer who sued the school for harassment and discrimination. The Herald News reports that Bristol Community College in Fall River is being sued by Wayne Wood, who was director of public […]

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by Chris Otts

For Angelica McBride, a full night’s sleep is overrated. She’s used to three-hour increments. “I don’t really ever get a full 6 to 7 hours at a time,” said the 20-year-old University of Louisville student. “It is very sporadic.” The reason for her uneven sleep schedule: McBride is pursuing a double-major in accounting and marketing, […]

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by Dominique Burns, LaMont Jones

Compared to White adults in the United States, Black adults are two-thirds as likely to hold a college degree and Latino adults are only half as likely – with both groups attaining degrees at a lower rate in 2016 than White adults did back in 1990. So say research findings in a new report by […]

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by Colleen O'Dea

New Jersey legislators who have been focused on trying to reduce student-loan burdens are now tackling another high cost of college: textbooks. Today, the Assembly Higher Education Committee is set to consider four bills aimed at cutting the cost of textbooks, which can total at least $1,200 per year, according to the College Board, a […]

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Trump’s Confusion

by Dr. Michael Chipps

At a White House forum this spring, President Donald Trump indicated that he was confused by the term “community colleges.” The president’s remarks included, “So we need vocational schools. Now, they call them, a lot of times, community colleges. I don’t think it’s an accurate definition.” It is understandable why America’s highest political officer may […]

The Chipotle Model

by Felicia Mello

Like a burrito with too many jalapeños, Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent comments that higher education in California should be more like Chipotle—with a limited menu of courses—gave some people indigestion. University of California student leaders immediately clapped back with an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, then followed up by delivering burrito bowls to a state budget negotiation meeting. The […]

Transforming Lives

by John J. "Ski" Sygielski

Recognition is rapidly growing that educating incarcerated individuals results in rehabilitated lives and families, safer communities and financial savings. HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, welcomes this development, because it is our mission to create opportunities to transform lives through a quality and accessible higher education experience. While HACC conducts outreach and offers financial assistance, without […]