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Community college opens doors for women

Four women and four men make up NASA's latest astronaut class. Unfortunately, this gender parity remains elusive in most STEM workplaces. Women make up nearly 50 percent of the wider workforce, yet hold fewer than 25 percent of all jobs in STEM fields.

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UBTech 2013 keynotes, sessions on demand

In June, nearly 1,000 attendees learned how technology is changing the landscape of higher ed. Now, through on-demand video, access the 134 keynote presentations, breakout and featured sessions, pre-conference events, and exhibit hall floor conversations. Topics cover all areas of tech-related higher ed administration, including marketing, teaching and learning, finance, facilities, and campus networks.

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Crisis management planning resources

We've all seen what can happen to a higher ed institution when a weather-related disaster strikes. The American Association of Community Colleges is helping all community colleges become more prepared for anything that comes their way with a web page of crisis planning and management resources.

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Oklahoma City CC Foundation receives scholarship funds

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation was recently awarded a donation by The 11-10-02 Foundation to fund three scholarships earmarked for students studying to become first responders.

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Danville Area Community College receives $3M donation

At a gathering of dignitaries and community members late Tuesday morning, Danville Area Community College (Ill.) philanthropist Julius W. Hegeler II was recognized for making the single largest gift in the history of the college.

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Washtenaw CC may reduce tuition for some undocumented immigrants

The Washtenaw Community College (Mich.) Board of Trustees will consider amending the school's residency requirements to allow individuals who qualify for the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive reduced tuition rates.

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Alvin Community College chef named educator of the year

Alvin Community College Culinary Arts instructor chef Leslie Bartosh was named the educator of the year by the Texas Chefs Association, which represents approximately 20 culinary arts programs.

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Two North Carolina community colleges get 'mixed results' on report

Cape Fear and Brunswick community colleges (N.C.) received mixed reviews from the "Performance Measures for Student Success" statewide performance report.

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Middle schoolers flock to Holyoke CC Quest Program

More than 170 middle schoolers from Holyoke, Chicopee, and Springfield, Mass. districts are taking classes at Holyoke Community College for two weeks as part of a program that prepares underserved and low-income students for college.

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Film exec to guide community college's vocation program

Helping students to "create" their futures is Gerald Waller's goal in his new role as Vocational Department chair at Cape Fear Community College. Waller's career—which began as a 17-year-old student at what was then called Cape Fear Tech—has come full circle.

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