Oregon

Oregon community college is site of third-worst mass shooting at a college campus

At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.

Oregon passes free community college bill as congressional Democrats introduce federal version

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college

Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

Growing number of community colleges focus on diversity and inclusion

Community colleges typically enroll a broad range of students, but many are doubling down on efforts to promote diversity and inclusion even as they face resistance -- sometimes from within their own ranks.

Oregon's public universities criticize state's free community college program

Oregon's free community college scholarship faces money woes and criticism, particularly from the state's four-year university leaders, who cite the program's higher-income beneficiaries while also worrying about enrollment declines at their institutions.

Critics say Oregon Promise lacks adequate funding and has overly strict eligibility requirements

Oregon's free community college program begins this fall, but several two-year-college leaders in the state say the grant program is underfunded and too exclusive.

Oregon professors object to contract language divorcing academic freedom from free speech

At U. of Oregon, some professors fear that administrators are using contract negotiations to undercut academic freedom rights.

 

Oregon plan would shift tuition payment to after graduation

Oregon will study plan to let students forgo tuition upfront in exchange for a proportion of their wages upon graduation. Critics say it is a bad idea that will never get off the ground.

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