1:06pm: Flooding from rains dumped by tropical storm Irene have isolated entire towns in the Northeast, and some communities are warily watching swollen rivers for signs of cresting. More than 2 and a half million people from North Carolina to Maine lacked electricity today, three days after Irene churned up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm… Continue reading Flooding & Power Loss After Irene, Rising College Costs and Dropout Rates: Today on Here and Now
Two Hoosiers and two Kentuckians will be attend the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges Tuesday in Washington. The summit will be focused mainly on improving education accessibility and attainment.
Tom Snyder and an Ivy Tech student were invited to speak with other presidents and students, as well as President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Snyder says he’s encouraged by the administration’s attention to community colleges because not enough Americans have college degrees or certificates. Snyder says there are three options to remedy the situation.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The president of Kentucky’s community college system is urging lawmakers in Frankfort to spare the system further budget cuts. Kentucky Community and Technical College President Michael McCall says the 16-college system has instituted efficiencies that are saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It has merged institutions, outsourced textbook sales and… Continue reading Community College Leaders Asks to be Spared Budget Cuts
Leaders of Indiana’s community college system will hold a public hearing Thursday on proposed tuition and fee increases for the next two academic years. Spokesperson Kelly Lucas says after the hearing, Ivy Tech’s Board of Trustees will vote on the plan, under which a student taking 15 credit hours would pay about $80 more per… Continue reading Ivy Tech To Hold Hearing On Tuition Hike Proposal