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Hundreds Of Alabama State U Students, Faculty Protest Removal Of New President

In a series of organized protests across the campus Tuesday morning, several hundred Alabama State University students called for the reinstatement of the new president, Joseph Silver, and answers to his claims that college administrators had misused state funding.

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Mormon Missionary Age Reduction Prompts U. Deferment Policy

U. says a new deferment policy had been in the works, but it was accelerated by LDS Church change.

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St. Scholastica Aims To Reach Return Adult Students By Counting Free Online Coursework Toward Degree

Students at the College of St. Scholastica can now apply education from free online courses toward completion of their college degrees, with the potential of saving thousands of dollars.

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Heartland CC Foundation Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

The Heartland Community College Foundation (Ill.) recognized its 2012-2013 scholarship recipients at its recent annual Celebration of Excellence scholarship reception; 117 scholarships were awarded to 108 students. Categories, among others, include a Trustee Scholarship, a Presidential Scholarship and one for Rising Scholars.

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Oklahoma College Students Owe Millions For Nontuition Charges

Current and former students at Oklahoma's two largest universities have millions of dollars in unpaid charges on their bursar accounts at the end of each school year.

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Survey Asks Students About U of Central Arkansas

A survey of students at the University of Central Arkansas shines a light on what kind of education students feel they are getting from the public institution.

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Santa Monica College To Offer Winter Classes

Private donations are key to the six-week session, which will offer at least 250 classes for credit, officials said. About 10,000 students are expected to enroll.

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The Future of College Recruitment

Connecting with a new generation

It’s really no surprise that today’s technology-savvy generation is challenging elements of the traditional college recruitment process. The conventional approaches of marketing, recruitment and admissions are all being called into question, in part, due to two driving factors—external influences and the changing needs of today’s student. This article explores these factors and offers ideas on what can be done to reach, and connect, with more students.

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.

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