Community College News Now

by Lauren Walck

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is one of 286 organizations across the country to receive part of $2.7 billion in donations from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The school will get $20 million, the largest gift in MGCCC’s history, Associate Vice President of Institutional Relations Christen H. Duhé said in a press release. Read More

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by Seamus McAvoy

The Community College of Vermont does not plan to require students or faculty returning to campus this fall to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. The decision, announced last week in an email to faculty, puts the institution at odds with other members of the Vermont State Colleges System, including Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont […]

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by Salvador Rivera

For decades, Southwestern College has been known as a campus that welcomes students from Tijuana, something the school doesn’t plan on changing. In fact, it’s going after even more students from south of the border, Superintendent and President Mark Sánchez said. Sánchez, who is from San Diego, first came to the school as a student […]

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by Sean P. Thomas

Mayor Alan Webber announced Tuesday the city is laying the groundwork to participate in an income assistance pilot program that could benefit scores of community college students. The program, which must be approved by the City Council, would establish monthly stipends of up to $400 for one year, starting in the fall semester, for low-income […]

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Economist Not Accurate in Criticism of Ivy Tech Community College

by Sue Ellspermann and Chris Lowery

Developing an economy “built to last” is hard work. It was just a decade ago that numerous Indiana counties hit double digit unemployment rates during the Great Recession. We applauded the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the local developers in our communities who attracted new jobs, regardless of their pay. These jobs augmented those provided […]

A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream

by Rahm Emanuel

During the industrial age, when high school was the gateway to the American dream, public-school systems covered the costs of earning a diploma. Today, however, as associate’s degrees have replaced high-school diplomas as the indispensable ticket into the middle class, families are forced to cover the costs of tuition and more. If the information-age economy […]

Renaming to Lively Technical College is a Good, Necessary Step Forward

Renaming to Lively Technical College is a Good, Necessary Step Forward

by Mary Ann Lindley

Congratulations to the Leon County School Board for taking a significant step into the future by the simple renaming of Lively Technical Center. Its new name is Lively Technical College, a distinction that tells students it’s a new day. Read More