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6 months 5 days ago

Colorado College receives national distinction

A Southern Colorado college is receiving national distinction by a university ratings guide. Colorado College has the distinction of being named not only a national "Best Value" by the Princeton Review, but is also being recognized for their socially conscious alumni. Princeton Review chose the college after looking...

1 year 1 month ago

Who's paying for college?

There is growing evidence that some college students may be getting overlooked when it comes to financial aid. Out of pocket money can be a burden for any family especially with rising tuition costs, but it appears wealthy students may be getting a leg up in the admissions process....

1 year 1 month ago

What are the most expensive colleges?

The soaring costs of college and student debt have many co-eds wondering how they'll pay for their degree. Analysts at Business Insider compiled a list of the most expensive schools in the country. They included tuition, room and board, and required fees. New York University topped the list at nearly...

1 year 5 months ago

New data says college is worth the cost

Saving for your kid's college and wondering if it pays to pursue higher ed? Don't worry! New data from Uncle Sam suggests a college degree is worth the financial investment. According to the Census Bureau, people with a college degree earned nearly twice the income of people with a...

1 year 8 months ago

Tigers late rally forces overtime tie

COLORADO SPRINGS - If you left the Colorado College game before the third period Saturday night, then you left too early. Trailing 3-1 to Minnesota, the Tigers rallied on back-to-back goals from Alexander Krushelnyski and last minute score from Rylan Schwartz to force an overtime tie. CC fell behind...

2 years 3 months ago

Dogs can help you relieve stress

While some college students are already enjoying their break, others are still cramming for final exams and that leads to stress and, at some schools, dogs. Research shows pets decrease the level of stress hormones and increase endorphins, known as the happiness hormone. That's why many colleges are turning to...

2 years 3 months ago

Students get a head start on the future

High school students look to the future! It was a chance for them to meet people who work in their desired career field and learn more about their options, like college, the Armed Forces, or technical training centers. Those involved say it's important to plan ahead. "A lot of students...

2 years 4 months ago

50 percent of grads unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press shows highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelor's degrees. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults...

2 years 4 months ago

New site to calculate potential student loan debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government website offers prospective college students a way to figure out how much they could owe after graduating from a particular school. The site comes from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and can be found at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/payingforcollege/costcomparison It's in the testing phase, but already includes...

2 years 4 months ago

Mixed signals for local economy

Tuesday was the kind of morning that can make students think about skipping class; cold, with snow falling. But, for students worried about facing the job market ahead, they're doing what it takes to get hired. "I'm doing everything I can to make myself more noticeable," says Caroline Flores;...

2 years 6 months ago

Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult

WASHINGTON (AP) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh has apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her insulting names. He had come under intense criticism from womens' groups, politicians from both political parties and some of the advertisers on his talk show. Limbaugh said Saturday on his website that...

2 years 6 months ago

More Students in Remedial Classes

The percentage of Colorado students needing to take remedial courses at public colleges after graduating high school has gone up. A report released by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education shows 31.8% tested below college level and had to enroll in remedial courses that don't. count toward a degree....

2 years 7 months ago

Your experience could get you college credit

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers want to reduce the cost of college for students by directing higher education institutions to create a system of awarding credit for job experience and military service. A hearing on the proposal is scheduled Wednesday. Republican Rep. Tom Massey says the goal is to allow...

2 years 9 months ago

PPCC officer assaulted on campus

A Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) officer was assaulted on Friday morning at the college's downtown campus. PPCC Officer McCormick entered a struggle with suspect, Lorie Lamonte, who would not leave the campus. Soon after, Lamonte gained control over Officer McCormick's handcuffs, McCormick tased Lamonte; however, Lamonte pulled the probes...

2 years 9 months ago

CU to consider voter registration change

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Students at the University of Colorado are used to registering for classes online. School regents are considering a new option for students to register to vote at the same time. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that CU Regent Joe Neguse of Boulder will propose giving students...

2 years 10 months ago

Missing college student found dead

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old Arkansas college student reported missing last week has been found dead in a pond south of Little Rock and her death has been ruled a homicide. Officials said Monday that Patricia Guardado's body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a few...

2 years 11 months ago

Studying downtown

The University of Phoenix is no longer housed in the University of Phoenix Tower in Colorado Springs. That campus has officially moved into the bottom floor of the Holly Sugar Building Downtown. The new space is more centrally located for working professionals, who primarily make up the school's student...

2 years 11 months ago

Paterno coaches PSU opener from press box

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno is coaching Penn State's season opener from the press box Saturday, three weeks after an accidental collision at practice left him with right shoulder and hip injuries. The 84-year-old Paterno said earlier this week there was a "50-50" chance he would be on...

3 years 4 months ago

TSA to partner with Pikes Peak Community College

The Transportation Security Administration will collaborate with Pike Peak Community College to train employees in security fields. PPCC will offer a Homeland Security Certificate as well as a two-year degree in Homeland Security. The partnership was announced today.

3 years 4 months ago

Hot in-state tuition debate gets a partial pass

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic...

3 years 7 months ago

CSU-Pueblo receives $30K grant for STS program

CSU-Pueblo has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The money will be used to align Senior to Sophomore (STS) courses in English with state general education requirements and the newly revised on-campus programs in composition and literature. STS courses, which allow students to...

3 years 7 months ago

College aid meeting scheduled next month

Students and parents will get help on financing a college education at workshops planned around the state on February 13. It's all part of the fifth annual College Goal Sunday, a national program that helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be...

3 years 10 months ago

CU-Boulder chancellor opposes lower tuition cap

The University of Colorado regents are expected to consider a 4 percent cap on tuition increases, lower than the 9.5 percent cap recently requested by administrators. Regents were scheduled to consider the lower cap during their meeting Wednesday. CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano spoke against the proposal Tuesday. ...

4 years 1 day ago

Job of the Day: DOW District Managers

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hiring District Wildlife Managers. This is one of the few entry-level positions in the wildlife field that allows a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional seeking a career change the opportunity to have an immediate impact on wildlife. Responsibilities include: wildlife management, law...

4 years 1 month ago

Iraqi students come to CSU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The U.S. government is funding a program that will bring about 50 Iraqi students to the University of Southern Indiana and Colorado State university for six weeks. The Iraqi Young Leader Exchange Program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and run by the...

4 years 2 months ago

Supreme Court rules on Christian campus group

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chancellor and dean of a California law school is praising a Supreme Court decision, saying it validates the school's policy of "equity and fairness." An ideologically split court ruled, 5-4, that the University of California's Hastings College of the Law can legally deny recognition...

4 years 2 months ago

Bike Pikes Peak program offered

CSU-Pueblo's Colorado Springs campus plans a three-day workshop on bicycling, which includes a trip down Pikes Peak. Classes include instruction on proper nutrition, riding strategy, and bicycle maintenance. Bike Pikes Peak begins in the classroom at the Citadel Center, 730 Citadel Dr. Suite 300, from 5:30-8:30 p.m....

4 years 2 months ago

CSU tuition break in the works for next year

Colorado State University is offering tuition breaks to students from the middle class. System chancellor Joe Blake says Colorado undergraduate students whose families earn up to $57,000 a year will get half off their tuition beginning next year. Blake says those students will save about $2,600 a year,...

4 years 2 months ago

Hazers plead guilty in death of pledge

Two California Polytechnic State University fraternity members have been sentenced to jail for the fatal hazing of an 18-year-old pledge whose blood-alcohol content was equivalent to surgical anesthesia. The San Luis Obispo County district attorney's office says 23-year-old Zacary Ellis and 21-year-old Haithem Ibrahim pleaded no contest to misdemeanor...

4 years 4 months ago

President named for Pueblo Community College

A former interim president of the state Community College System has been appointed president of Pueblo Community College. Patty Erjavec becomes president on June 1. She replaces J.D. Garvin, who resigned on Feb. 1. Nancy McCallin, president of the Community College System, announced Erjavec's appointment Friday. The college has about...

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