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Past Features Archive for March, 2009 - Page 2

Scholarship Proposed for Children of Flight 3407 Victims

New York Governor David Paterson proposed a scholarship fund for the children of the victims of February 13ths fatal crash of flight 3407 in Buffalo, New York.�� The scholarship would cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, books and other related expenses.
The scholarship would go to the children and financial dependents of… | Read More

Boston College Students Go the Distance to Support the American Cancer Society

Across the country, college students regularly work for charitable causes through Greek organizations and other various campus service organizations.�� Students at Boston College for example raised a great deal of money last month for the American Cancer Society.
Some 1,150 Boston College students, staff and faculty raised $110,000 for the American Cancer Society by participating… | Read More

Colloquy and Cal State Team Up For MBA

Big news for online degrees today: Colloquy, a subsection of Kaplan, has just announced a partnership with California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB) to bring us a fully-online executive MBA program! Classes will start at the end of April, and will cater to those looking to move up the executive ladder by the power… | Read More

Microlectures Bring Teaching Up to Speed of Light

Lectures: by and large, not the most enthralling portion of the college experience. Just the idea of a professor in soliloquy for upwards of an hour is enough to put many people off from returning to school. At San Juan College in New Mexico, however, course designers are hard at work, using new ideas and… | Read More

Ohio Governor Plans Online College Budget Cuts

In a highly controversial move, Ohio governor Ted Strickland has announced plans for a 75% financial aid funding cut for online schools, mandating a drastic drop over the next two years from $5,700-per-pupil down to $1,500.
"He's turning their oxygen off," said Bill Sims, president and chief executive officer of the Ohio Alliance for Public… | Read More

Barack Obama Says College Education for All

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress last week to speak about his views on higher education.�� The President wants all Americans to pursue some kind of education beyond high school.�� But the big question is - how?

It's an ambitious goal - some might say impossible. Currently, only two of every five… | Read More

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