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September 1, 2020
A Minnesota-based food company announced last week a free college tuition program for the children of its employees. Hormel Foods, which has about 20,000 employees worldwide, will pay tuition costs for the dependent children of its employees to attend two-year colleges beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, according to a news release. The company is working with community colleges in the cities where it operates 22 office locations.
August 28, 2020
Federal loan disbursements were down across the board this summer, but for-profit colleges were hit particularly hard.
August 28, 2020
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana is partnering with Cengage to provide students with access to textbooks and course materials.
August 27, 2020
Massachusetts early-college program is turning out to be one of the strongest solutions to the state's equity gap problems, according to experts, policy makers and educators.
August 25, 2020
A five-hour disruption raises hackles and questions about contingency planning for technical problems in the age of social distancing. Said one university administrator, "2020 is a year of whatever can go wrong, has."
August 21, 2020
The president of Valencia College, which won the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011, announced his plans to retire in June 2021. Sandy Shugart has been president of the community college located in Orlando, Fla., since 2000, according to a news release. He was the fourth president of the institution. He made his retirement announcement at the college's annual Academic Assembly.
August 21, 2020
The City University of Seattle is offering a new technology and computing program with Amazon Global Military Affairs. The program includes multiple certificates, is available online and is designed for working adults, according to a news release. It's part of the private, nonprofit university and Amazon's goal to support upskilling former members of the U.S. military so they can transition to civilian careers. About 200,000 service members transition to civilian life annually, and Amazon is committed to hiring workers from that community, the release states.
August 21, 2020
Shame and fear aren't the best motivators for public health campaigns, experts say. But colleges take that approach amid COVID-19 outbreaks as campuses reopen.
August 20, 2020
A new grant program from the U.S. Department of Education could help colleges and universities resume operations and reduce disease transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity Grant Program Competition is available for institutions with the greatest unmet needs related to the pandemic. Colleges will get special consideration for the grant funding if they:
August 19, 2020
A new scholarship program in Louisville, Ky., will cover tuition and fees at some public state colleges for local public school graduates. Evolve502, a local nonprofit working to get more children in the Louisville area to attend college, is funding the scholarship.


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