Chefs from around the Midwest compete at Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin) using items from their mystery baskets. (Photo: MATC)

Advocates plan push for community college, NSHE breakup
Nevada Independent
A group of retired community college presidents and an outspoken Republican assemblyman have proposed taking the state’s four community colleges out of the purview of the Nevada System of Higher Education and creating an entirely new system from scratch.

Mississippi budget: ‘Mighty ugly’ cuts and no borrowing plan
Associated Press
Sharp cuts to community colleges and universities will likely mean tuition increases, possibly as soon as next fall.

Community college receives $25M bond issue
Gadsden Times
Gadsden State Community College President Martha Lavender said the bond will be used to construct a new science building on the college’s East Broad campus.

‘Dreamers’ at community colleges urged to apply for financial aid
Daily Democrat
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California’s 113 community colleges, reminds state residents that assistance is still available through the California Dream Act and urged eligible students to apply.

Chefs test their skills and students take note at MATC cooking competition
Seventeen chefs from around the Midwest came to Wisconsin’s Madison Area Technical College over the weekend for the competition, which was one part “Chopped,” one part classroom.

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