Archive for the ‘College’

T. Boone Pickens Article….

May 17, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: College, Uncategorized

He has given the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas a 50 million dollar donation, but in order for them to be able to spend that money they have to get that 50 million up to 500 million in 25 years. If they do not reach that goal they can keep the 50 million, but have to fork over the left over balance to Oklahoma State University.

Presidential Candidate John Edwards…

May 11, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: 2008 Presidential News, College, Uncategorized

wants more financial aid for college students. His program is based off the one that Green Central High School uses. To get a free year of books, tuition and fees you must stay out of trouble, take college prep classes, and work in the college 10 hours a week.

The nationwide cost for this program is 3 billion bucks.

Nice idea, need details on the funding side of things.

The UNC System Is….

May 10, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: College, Uncategorized

looking at raising the bar so that all students would have to have a C average or better in order to go to college in that state.

Southern Regional Education Board Reports…

May 09, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: College, Uncategorized

that average test scores on college entrance exams have gone up in the states they have looked at over the past ten years. I would say that the gains are not too great though.

North Carolina Community College Leaders….

May 08, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: College, Uncategorized

want some changes in some laws in the state so they can train more teachers. They argue that laws are so stringent that only a few people can meet them.

Community Colleges Gets A Big Look At…

April 23, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: College, Nurse, Uncategorized

by the New York Times. Included in this special report is a video looking at 4 community college students which also get an article writeup.

The one on the bartender from California had an interesting fact in it. The bartender says that 3 out four applicants immediately get accepted, but wind up on a waiting list. The San Diego City College president says that it is not uncommon up and down the state to have wait lists that go two and three years out.

That right there certainly showcases the total lack of classrooms and teachers needed to solve the crisis that can easily occur when the baby boomers in the nursing field retire.