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University of Arizona Loses Colleges

University of Arizona is feeling the crunch when it comes to budgets.�� These cutbacks are having a negative impact on staff, and threaten the existence of college programs.

Cutting 20 percent from the University of Arizona budget would be the equivalent of closing six colleges within the school, university officials said in a letter… | Read More

UC Reports Distance Learning On the Rise

More proof that a thirst for a college education (in particular, distance learning) isn't shrinking in the face of economic downturn: the University of Cincinnati's online program has just reported an enrollment increase of 15% from last year's numbers. These rising numbers are generating interest in not just the college, but the further potential of… | Read More

Scholarships Drop at North Carolina Art School

Many institutions of higher learning are experiencing large short falls in budgets, and endowments.�� This unfortunately has a negative effect on students, and their ability to afford to go to college.�� The University of North Carolina Arts School is seeing short fall of about 4 million dollars in endowment funds.

The amount of money… | Read More

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

Students Are Lottery Losers in New York

It was announced that the New York State Lottery is rolling with the times and making budget cuts.�� This cut, however, is cutting college scholarships. Needless to say, there are many angry residents who think this is a bad way to cut back.
The New York Lottery has quietly halted its college scholarship program for… | Read More

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