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Jul 25, 2014
A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.  

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Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 17, 2014 - 9:38pm

Creating vs. analyzing, and a supervillain to be taken seriously.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 16, 2014 - 9:18pm

A full critique of a new book about community colleges.

 

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March 10, 2005

Cuts in California's Ventura County Community College District infuriate professors and students.

March 10, 2005

In the prevailing climate of recent Congresses, dominated by the push for belt tightening and the shift of power to the states, college officials and other beneficiaries of federal funds tend to shudder when lawmakers use the words "streamline" or "consolidate" to refer to key programs. Too often, the officials fear, the words "eliminate" or "reduce" will follow at some later date.

March 9, 2005

More traditional-aged undergraduates are starting at community colleges.

March 7, 2005

A community college district abandons a program in Spain, citing terror and cost concerns. One trustee blames Spain's withdrawal of troops in Iraq.

March 7, 2005

Members of the College Republicans group at Santa Rosa Junior College had had enough. They were fed up, they said, with talking among themselves about various professors who, by expressing unvarnished liberal views as fact, made the students feel uncomfortable expressing their opposing views in class.

March 1, 2005

Programs to train the next generation of community college deans and presidents either don't exist or are too small, warns a report.

February 18, 2005

Measure would create new program for community colleges, though other institutions are eyeing the funds.

February 15, 2005

Put a bunch of college officials in a room the week after the release of the federal budget proposal, and it's not hard to tell what it contained. Lots of money, lots of smiles (O.K., that doesn't happen a lot).

With a budget like last week's -- full of hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed cuts to programs that colleges hold dear -- the mood is one of uncertainty and frustration. And that was evident Monday at the National Legislative Summit put on annually by the Association of Community College Trustees and American Association of Community Colleges.

February 10, 2005

Congress offered a first glimpse Wednesday at the new federal job training program for community colleges that President Bush unveiled more than a year ago. It came as members of a House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill to renew the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Officials of two-year colleges generally liked what they saw.

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