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October 29, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Trust, but verify."
Ronald Reagan

How They Made It to the Top (Chronicle of Higher Education)
David A. Thomas wrote the book on how to get an executive-level job if you’re an African-American man.

Helping Black Men Succeed in College (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Cameron Slater spent nearly a decade on the streets in Little Rock, Ark.—he says he saw four friends die within three months—before he enrolled at Pulaski Technical College after a nudge from his pastor.

Black Males Aren’t Failing Our Schools. Our Schools Are Failing Them. (Chronicle of Higher Education)
We need to "shift the focus from ‘Why are young black males failing?’ to ‘Why are schools failing young black males?’"

Black Men on Campus (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The path to college is hardly easy for black men, who often struggle with poverty, inequities in public schools, discrimination, and frustrations like those that have risen with the recent shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

Free College Advising to Be Offered to Students from Poor and Middle Class Families (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
In an effort to guide more students from poor and middle-class families to the nation’s top colleges and universities — institutions from which research shows they tend to shy away — a new initiative announced Tuesday will provide free college advising via video chat and other forms of technology.

Lake Land helps employers meet workforce training needs (Herald & Review)
As it expanded its workforce, North American Lighting couldn't find workers with the skills needed to get the job it wanted done.

More Athletes Get to Finish Line (Inside Higher Ed)
College athletes are graduating at record rates, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Tuesday.

Wisconsin Sues Corinthian (Inside Higher Ed)
isconsin's attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, this week sued Corinthian Colleges over allegations that the for-profit chain engaged in "unfair, false, misleading and deceptive trade practices."

Mass Education (Inside Higher Ed)
n Massachusetts, Harvard was there first. For years, the state relied on it and other private colleges to educate the state’s population.

Lake Land helps meet workforce needs (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
EFFINGHAM -- As it expanded its workforce, North American Lighting couldn't find workers with the skills needed to get the job it wanted done. So the company turned to Lake Land College in Mattoon for help in designing a program to train potential workers and have them ready to do the required work, said Jim Jamrozek, North American Lighting human resources manager.

SRC?Board of Trustees to start annual tax levy process (McDonough County, The Voice)
The Spoon River College Board of Trustees will take action Wednesday on the first step of its annual property tax levy process. Read more: http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/article/20141028/News/141029272#ixzz3HXwbfN2j

A Helping Hand To High Achievers (NPR)
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to see more low-income high achievers graduate from college.

UIS testing private market forexpanded student housing (Springfield State Journal-Register)
University of Illinois Springfield is turning to the private sector to expand student housing already at 97 percent of capacity. Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141028/News/141029461#ixzz3HXgWDG00

Illinois Student Senate launches 'It’s On Us' campaign (The Daily Illini)
In an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault, the Illinois Student Senate recently launched an “It’s On Us” campaign to encourage students to sign a pledge to take action against sexual assaults on campus.

National College Application Assistance Campaign Changes Lives (The Huffington Post)
It is not always easy to identify a life-changing moment, but 21-year-old Garrett Seay of Sturgis, KY, has no problem pointing to just such an occasion for both him and his twin brother, Jarrett.

Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power (The New York Times)
Earlier this month, the Big Ten announced that it would become the first conference to guarantee its athletic scholarships for four years, a change from the widely followed practice of offering a single-year scholarship that can be renewed.

Another College Expense: Preparing for the SAT and ACT (The New York Times)
With all the hand-wringing over the price of higher education and the growing burden of student debt, it’s easy to overlook the substantial cost of simply preparing to apply to college.

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