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Dec 21st

Education

Too many in college?

(NNPA) - A week or so ago, I had the privilege of participating in a conversation on NPR about college attendance. Sparked by a conversation in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a group of “experts” were opining that too many people are going to college.  Too many?  Conservative and racially biased Charles Murray (author of The Bell Curve) thinks that too few high school students have the cognition to successfully navigate college attendance.  Marty Nemko says it is a cost-benefit thing.
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A covenant betrayed

Change is difficult for most of us. So many are afraid of the unknown, of the consequences of decisions made; no control. It makes people and even school districts, do irrational and even irresponsible acts; all in the name of staying in control.
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Mississippi governor's plan to merge three HBCUs come under fire

JACKSON, MS (NNPA) - Dozens of students, members of the NAACP, alumni and concerned constituents gathered for a rally at the Mississippi State Capitol last Friday to protest Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge Mississippi's three historically Black universities.
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Recruitment and retention initiatives boost state university enrollments

Enrollment of new students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education increased by 22 percent this fall at the 32 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, according to a new report presented to the Board of Trustees. These groups include students of color, low-income students and students whose parents did not attend college.
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Scholarships for minority chemistry students available from American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON – The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is now accepting applications from African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students who are pursuing or intend to pursue degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology or related majors.
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Nimco Ahmed named Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow

Nimco Ahmed named Humphrey Institute Policy FellowNimco Ahmed, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, has been named a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She is one of 37 individuals selected for the 2009-2010 program.
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Students scare up 10,000 pound donation for foodshelf

Students scare up 10,000 pound donation for foodshelf Admission Possible students weren’t looking for candy when they knocked on doors across the Twin Cities on October 31. They were searching for cans of peas, rolls of paper towels and packets of Ramen. More than 750 staff and students in the college access program went “trick-or-treating” for canned goods in 13 metro neighborhoods to support Minnesota’s Emergency Foodshelf Network.
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