Calhoun Community College to forward concerns over school’s name to state chancellor
In Alabama, Calhoun Community College officials said the college has received concerns over its name as a monument of its namesake, former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, was removed in South Carolina over Calhoun’s ties to slavery.
East Bay college district cuts ties with sheriff’s department
The Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California, is ending its contract with Alameda County sheriff’s deputies to patrol its colleges’ campuses.
Students choose community colleges as universities head online
“We are beginning to end the community college stigma,” said Janet Spriggs, president of Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina. “People are recognizing that for many students, community colleges should be a first choice instead of a last resort.”