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The virus hunters

They’re a dream team at Del Mar College. Daiyuan “Daisy” Zhang and John “Rob” Hatherill, both PhDs and professors in the Texas college’s department of natural sciences, are not only inspiring students to pursue careers…



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San Francisco offers free community college to residents KRON4.com A deal announced by Supervisor Jane Kim and Mayor Ed Lee will make San Francisco the first city in the nation to make community college free…


Funding roundup

South Seattle College’s (SSC) 2017 Gifts from the Earth fundraiser raised a record $273,000. Proceeds from the event support SSC programs and students with scholarships, internships, emergency funding, tutoring and more. Student Blanca Olivera was…


DeVos to head ED

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. Two Republicans joined Democrats…


Safety in numbers

The exercise started out fine: Hillsborough Community College (HCC) police academy student Roger Leyton was responding to a domestic disturbance call and was talking with the wife as her husband paced nervously nearby Dennis Pierceis…


AACC seeks colleges ready for STEM improvements

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is announcing a national grant competition for its MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program. MentorLinks uses mentoring, networking, technical assistance and professional development to help community colleges improve technician…


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A faster pace of learning  Havasu News Mohave Community College in Arizona has adopted competency-based education for students pursuing a degree in substance abuse counseling, allowing students to complete their courses faster through self-paced, individualized…