Other states besides Florida and Texas work to ban college diversity programs
As Florida and Texas have made headlines for passing bans on college diversity programs, other states have been more quietly doing the same. North Dakota approved the first law in April to bar public colleges from requiring diversity training for students and employees. The initiative, which takes effect August 1, also will keep institutions from asking students and potential employees about their commitment to diversity. A proposal to prohibit colleges from requiring diversity training was also approved in Tennessee.
Colleges Challenge $6B Student Loan Debt Settlement in Supreme Court
Student loan debt has been a hotly contested issue in the United States for many years, with borrowers struggling to repay their loans and seeking relief from their debt burden. Recently, a class-action settlement has been approved by a US District Judge, which could potentially lead to more than 200,000 student loans being canceled, based on claims that colleges misled students. However, several colleges have challenged the settlement and have requested the Supreme Court to put the case on hold.
Latino and Black students continue to face disparities in college attainment rates in California
LONG BEACH, CA. - A new report from the Lumina Foundation reveals that the number of students who have earned a degree, certificate, or credential has increased by 16% between 2009 and 2021. This is good news for college attainment rates, but there are still disparities in the numbers among different groups.
NJ Transit Student Discount Program Expands To Include Part-time Students
Starting in February, the Popular “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass Promotion Welcomes Full-Time and Eligible Part-Time Students Back for Spring 2023 Semester. *Morristown Minute is not affiliate with NJ Transit and receives no benefit from this publication. This is meant solely to inform and benefit the residents of Morristown, NJ.
L.A. residents are eligible for restitution in new loan debt relief lawsuit
In a new lawsuit over student loan debt relief, L.A. residents among thousands of people in California are eligible for restitution. Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto recently announced that her office will distribute a portion of $95 million in payments to consumers across the nation who used the services of Premier Student Loan Center.
Rising college tuition: The causes and solutions of an unaffordable education
The rising cost of tuition at colleges and universities has been a hot topic in recent years, with many students and their families struggling to afford the increasing fees. But what is behind the steep price hikes?
Colleges are making millions of dollars by promoting sports gambling to their students
Multiple universities - with more likely to start in the future - have signed multimillion-dollar deals to promote online sports gambling to their students according to an article in The New York Times. The Times article profiles arrangements at four institutions: Michigan State University, Louisiana State University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Colorado Boulder. Both Michigan State and Louisiana State made agreements with a sports betting company, Caesars Sportsbook, in 2022 and 2021 respectively.
University of La Verne Professor Morgan Sandler Wins Cinematography Award at Madrid International Film Festival
Morgan Sandler shoots for the documentary Bella.Courtesy of Morgan Sandler. University of La Verne Professor of Film and Television Morgan Sandler won a best cinematography award at the Madrid International Film Festival for his contributions to the documentary Bella. The film has since been nominated for awards at dozens of film festivals in the Unites States, Europe, and Latin America.
University of La Verne Ranked 6th Nationally for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report
The University of La Verne ranked sixth nationally for social mobility of students and in the top 10 among best private national universities in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges rankings, released September 12.
Temple University to offer new course focused on AAPI history and political issues for the first time
Nearly 12 percent of Temple University's student body identify as AAPI. Historically, the University has not offered courses specifically addressing AAPI history, experiences, or political issues. However, that's about to change.
Did you know there is a giant "CU" on the Boulder Flatirons?
We all love gazing at the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. But did you know there is a giant "CU" etched into the Third Flatiron? I say etched because it has been treated with so many chemicals and mechanical devices over the years. That the letters are pretty much etched into the rock. There is even a faint "I" next to the "CU." Spelling "ICU." In this video, we tell the story of how those letters appeared and how to locate the damage.
The Philly Four: COVID pills arrive in Philly pharmacies
Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.