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RIT works with community colleges on a new way to get a bachelor’s degree
WXXI
Monroe Community College, Finger Lakes Community College and Genesee Community College have a program where some students can enroll for one year in their schools, and then transfer to the Rochester Institute of Technology for the remaining three years.

Commentary: Community College ad campaign seeks to boost NC workforce
News & Observer
The North Carolina Community College System is using billboards, digital and print ads, radio and TV commercials, and more as part of the system’s first statewide advertising campaign to get residents into college.

Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he’s ready for his next act.
NBC News
Padrón’s span in the city matches the arc of modern Miami — from the Cuban revolution that sent waves of Cuban exiles since 1960 to today, more than half a century later. The retiring president of Miami Dade College can measure the transformation in Miami and the path his life has taken.

New degree at Tulsa Community College is designed for working adults returning to college
KJRH
This fall semester Tulsa Community College is starting its new “Direct Degree” program designed for working adults who are returning to college.

Free college proposals should include private colleges
The Conversation
In an argument to open “free college” to four-year private institutions, a University of Southern California professor says covering tuition at only public institutions won’t increase the quality of education at these schools unless it means the schools have more money to spend.

CampBUILD teaches girls skills building
Isthmus
This summer’s inaugural CampBUILD at Madison College (Wisconsin) focuses on Girl Scouts who want to learn about design, carpentry, welding, plumbing and electrical work.

Northwest Arkansas Community College considers selling 20 acres in Bentonville
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
President Evelyn Jorgenson recently received a call from a real estate firm representing a client interested in buying the northern 20 acres of the college’s 131-acre Bentonville campus.

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