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The Chronicle of Higher Education

It Burned Coal for Decades. Now It Will Let Beloit Students Blow Off Steam.

It Burned Coal for Decades. Now It Will Let Beloit Students Blow Of...

September 16, 2019

More than a decade ago, Alliant Energy began preparing to shut down Wisconsin Power & Light’s big Blackhawk generating station on the Rock River here. The company anticipated demolishing the enormous structure at considerable cost, but Scott Bierman had a better idea. Bierman, newly installed as president of neighboring Beloit College, proposed that the company spend its money making the site safe for reuse and then give it to the college, which would turn it into a student center.
More than a decade ago, Alliant Energy began preparing to shut down Wisconsin Power & Light’s big Blackhawk generating station on the Rock River here. The company anticipated demolishing the enormous structure at considerable cost, but Scott Bierman had a better idea. Bierman, newly installed as president of neighboring Beloit College, proposed that the company spend its money making the site safe for reuse and then give it to the college, which would turn it into a student center.

September 16, 2019

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NPR

Liberty University Students React To Falwell Scandal

Liberty University Students React To Falwell Scandal

September 16, 2019

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

September 16, 2019

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Inside Higher Ed

A Graduate Program's Twist on Alternative Financing

A Graduate Program's Twist on Alternative Financing

September 13, 2019

Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.
Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.

September 13, 2019

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The New York Times

M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

September 13, 2019

M.I.T.’s president acknowledged Thursday that he had signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation in 2012 and said senior members of his administration had approved gifts from the disgraced financier as long as they remained anonymous.
M.I.T.’s president acknowledged Thursday that he had signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation in 2012 and said senior members of his administration had approved gifts from the disgraced financier as long as they remained anonymous.

September 13, 2019

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Hampshire’s Not Dead’: Here’s What It’s Like to Be in Its 13-Person Freshman Class

‘Hampshire’s Not Dead’: Here’s What It’s Like to Be in Its 13-Perso...

September 13, 2019

Hampshire has never been an ordinary institution. Its student-designed curriculum and experimental approaches to learning have long been magnets for nontraditional students, and have produced an all-star cast of alumni, including the filmmaker Ken Burns and the actor Lupita Nyong’o. But the student experience for the baker’s dozen who have chosen to take a chance on the college may be Hampshire’s most unconventional yet.
Hampshire has never been an ordinary institution. Its student-designed curriculum and experimental approaches to learning have long been magnets for nontraditional students, and have produced an all-star cast of alumni, including the filmmaker Ken Burns and the actor Lupita Nyong’o. But the student experience for the baker’s dozen who have chosen to take a chance on the college may be Hampshire’s most unconventional yet.

September 13, 2019

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