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$7.3 million will be spent to create or expand free college education programs in New York prisons. Among the seven colleges who will offer the College-in-Prison Reentry Program at 17 state correctional facilities over the next five years is Cornell University.

NY to Spend $7.3M on College-in-Prison Program

August 8, 2017 9:56 AM
by Susan Dutca
$7.3 million will be spent to create or expand free college education programs in New York prisons. Among the seven colleges who will offer the College-in-Prison Reentry Program at 17 state
Roughly half of foster youth graduate high school or receive a high school equivalency diploma by age 19, and less than four percent of foster children earn a bachelor's degree. Getting into college and paying for it is already difficult, so how do foster youth in higher education overcome seemingly impossible obstacles?

Finding Foster Youth College Scholarships on the Web

May 8, 2017 4:27 PM
by Susan Dutca
Roughly half of foster youth graduate high school or receive a high school equivalency diploma by age 19, and less than four percent of foster children earn a bachelor's degree. Getting into college
Although many students admit they're embarrassed to ask for money, crowdfunding has proven to be successful for students with the help of friends, families, colleagues and even strangers.

Is GoFundMe College Funding Going Too Far?

March 14, 2017 10:49 AM
by Susan Dutca
Although many students admit they're embarrassed to ask for money, crowdfunding has proven to be successful for students with the help of friends, families, colleagues and even strangers.
Hundreds of Middlebury College students turned their backs on, and shouted down a prominent and controversial writer and scholar, Dr. Charles Murray, preventing him from giving a public lecture. The violent attack on free speech left one college professor injured and Middlebury’s President disappointed with the deep and troubling divisions that were on display [that] night.

Middlebury Students Shout Down Speaker; Professor Injured

March 7, 2017 9:52 AM
by Susan Dutca
Hundreds of Middlebury College students turned their backs on, and shouted down a prominent and controversial writer and scholar, Dr. Charles Murray, preventing him from giving a public lecture. The
Two University of Washington professors are calling out fake news and alternative facts in defense of the scientific community with their new course Calling Bullshit In The Age of Big Data. Students, as well as the general public will have the opportunity to learn how to detect and defuse bullshit.

"Calling BullS**t" College Course

February 28, 2017 3:04 PM
by Susan Dutca
Two University of Washington professors are calling out "fake news" and "alternative facts" in defense of the scientific community with their new course "Calling Bullshit In The Age of Big Data."
One Faculty Master is keeping his free cookie tradition strong for College House residents, even while he's on sabbatical. Every Wednesday at 10 p.m., freshman line up Master Dennis DeTurck's apartment for a sweet snack and the singing of show tunes. This is only one example of the many food-centric traditions found at the university.

Free Cookie Tradition Yields College Camaraderie

February 21, 2017
by Susan Dutca
One Faculty Master is keeping his free cookie tradition strong for College House residents, even while he's on sabbatical. Every Wednesday at 10 p.m., freshman line up Master Dennis DeTurck's
Due to Oregon's $1.8 billion budget crisis, public university leaders want funding reallocated from the Promise program to the state's need-based grant, which is awarded to low-income students who attend Oregon's public universities.

Fight for Free College in Oregon(?)

February 14, 2017 3:16 PM
by Susan Dutca
Due to Oregon's $1.8 billion budget crisis, public university leaders want funding reallocated from the Promise program to the state's need-based grant, which is awarded to low-income students who
Wheaton College, a liberal arts college in Massachusetts, has created a refugee scholarship following the POTUS' immigration order in an effort to preserve their foreign-born community. Another scholarship called The Privilege Grant, was recently created and is exclusively for white men pursuing college on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.

New Scholarships to Support Refugees...and White Males?

February 7, 2017
by Susan Dutca
Wheaton College, a liberal arts college in Massachusetts, has created a refugee scholarship following the POTUS' immigration order in an effort to preserve their "foreign-born community." Another
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