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Reviving the Curriculum

Reviving the Curriculum

March 28, 2018

Like many general-education programs, the required curriculum at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences (NY) has gotten a bit stale. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it’s been in place for 15 years -- meaning that many if not most of the faculty members, administrators and students who helped create it are no longer on campus.
Like many general-education programs, the required curriculum at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences (NY) has gotten a bit stale. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it’s been in place for 15 years -- meaning that many if not most of the faculty members, administrators and students who helped create it are no longer on campus.

March 28, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

To Help and Comfort ‘Dreamers’

To Help and Comfort ‘Dreamers’

March 27, 2018

Despite an original March 5 deadline, Congress and President Trump have left in limbo DACA students, including 50 to 100 “Dreamers,” as they are known, at Pomona. The California college, says its president, G. Gabrielle Starr, is offering them legal and logistical aid, and regular get-togethers, to let them know they’re not alone in their struggles and worry.  [Video]
Despite an original March 5 deadline, Congress and President Trump have left in limbo DACA students, including 50 to 100 “Dreamers,” as they are known, at Pomona. The California college, says its president, G. Gabrielle Starr, is offering them legal and logistical aid, and regular get-togethers, to let them know they’re not alone in their struggles and worry.  [Video]

March 27, 2018

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The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

Glover Says Leading Edward Waters Lifted a Burden

Glover Says Leading Edward Waters Lifted a Burden

March 27, 2018

After eight years of leading one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges, Nat Glover feels redeemed. 
The retiring president of Edward Waters (FL) said he feels his time leading the small, private college has lifted a burden on his heart. That burden comes from decades as a police officer, detective and later as Duval sheriff, where he was responsible for pulling numerous young people, criminals, out of their communities and putting them behind bars. Those convictions made the community safer, Glover said this week, but they also left holes in families and neighborhoods. Glover said it has weighed on his psyche over the years.
After eight years of leading one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges, Nat Glover feels redeemed. 
The retiring president of Edward Waters (FL) said he feels his time leading the small, private college has lifted a burden on his heart. That burden comes from decades as a police officer, detective and later as Duval sheriff, where he was responsible for pulling numerous young people, criminals, out of their communities and putting them behind bars. Those convictions made the community safer, Glover said this week, but they also left holes in families and neighborhoods. Glover said it has weighed on his psyche over the years.

March 27, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Lasell and Mount Ida End Merger Talks

Lasell and Mount Ida End Merger Talks

March 26, 2018

Lasell College (MA) and Mount Ida College (MA) have called off merger talks after a month.  The two small private colleges in Newton, Mass., mutually decided they would not be able to reach an agreement benefiting all of their constituents, they announced Friday. A joint committee made up of representatives from both institutions and their trustees had been considering multiple elements of a proposed combination.
Lasell College (MA) and Mount Ida College (MA) have called off merger talks after a month.  The two small private colleges in Newton, Mass., mutually decided they would not be able to reach an agreement benefiting all of their constituents, they announced Friday. A joint committee made up of representatives from both institutions and their trustees had been considering multiple elements of a proposed combination.

March 26, 2018

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The Daily News, Bangor, ME

Why Many Farmers Are Starting Their Seedlings at a College-Owned Greenhouse

Why Many Farmers Are Starting Their Seedlings at a College-Owned Gr...

March 26, 2018

After three snow storms in as many weeks, deep snow is covering the ground everywhere in Maine and planting season seems impossibly far away.  But inside the greenhouses at the McKay Farm & Research Station at Unity College (ME) in rural Thorndike, the air smells of potting soil and summer, and the vibrant green of tiny onion and other vegetable and flower seedlings is a hopeful harbinger of what’s to come. 
After three snow storms in as many weeks, deep snow is covering the ground everywhere in Maine and planting season seems impossibly far away.  But inside the greenhouses at the McKay Farm & Research Station at Unity College (ME) in rural Thorndike, the air smells of potting soil and summer, and the vibrant green of tiny onion and other vegetable and flower seedlings is a hopeful harbinger of what’s to come. 

March 26, 2018

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