Community College News Now
by Jenny Brundin

This fall, first-time college students in Colorado will have a cheaper way to get a four-year degree. The new Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program allows those students at Colorado’s 13 community colleges to be conditionally admitted to a participating four-year college once they complete their two-year degree. “In Colorado, our graduation rates are not what they should […]

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by Anna Skinner

In her new role as Ivy Tech Community College’s vice president of diversity, equity and belonging, Doneisha Posey said she will serve as a sounding board. “The position of vice president of diversity, equity and belonging is really the first step for Ivy Tech to take a statewide focus on our diversity and equity efforts,” […]

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by Kathleen Hetherington

Dear Colleagues, As I watched the news unfold over the weekend, I was, as I am sure you were, incredibly disheartened by acts of racism and violence that are tearing our nation apart. It’s hard to believe that, as a young girl growing up in Philadelphia, I saw scenes that are similar to what is […]

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by Nicholas Cicale

In discussing protests and demonstrations that have taken place across the country and in Austin over the past weekend, Richard Rhodes, the president and CEO of Austin Community College, said at a board meeting June 1 that the district is prioritizing the hiring of a new chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer. “There’s a lot of […]

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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

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