Student Life

College rejects Nigerians due to Ebola

A Texas community college rejected two Nigerian applicants because of Ebola fears, reports CNBC. Navarro College is 60 miles from Dallas, where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses treating him were infected. Kamorudeen Abidogun, a Texas man originally from Nigeria, said several of his relatives had applied to Navarro. “I received, last weekend, […]

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Instead of victims’ advocates, hire guards

To protect students from sexual assault, California community colleges should hire counselors to help victims, urged Chancellor Brice W. Harris last month. California Sen. Barbara Boxer had asked the state’s college and university leaders to “voluntarily implement” her proposed S.O.S. Campus Act, which would require colleges that get federal funds to provide advocates to sexual assault […]

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The perils of pregnancy

Preventing unplanned pregnancy will a priority for Mississippi community colleges and state universities, reports Community College Daily. A new state law requires a plan to incorporate pregnancy prevention into courses and activities. Thirty-one percent of community college women in the state are raising children, according to a Women’s Policy Research survey. Nationally, a majority of […]

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FIRE: Stand up for free speech

At Citrus College in southern California, students can’t express their political beliefs outside a small “free speech” area, complains the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE is urging Citrus students to Stand Up for Speech as part of a national campaign to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes on college campuses. On September 17, 2013—Constitution Day— student […]

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Virginia colleges drop free-speech limits

Campus “free speech zones” are losing court challenges, reports Fox News. The Virginia Community College System has suspended its limits on student demonstrations in response to a lawsuit filed by a student. Christian Parks was barred from preaching at Thomas Nelson Community College. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says about six in 10 […]

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College diversity event excludes whites

A “diversity happy hour” was canceled at a Washington state community college, when the emailed invitation said white people were not welcome, reports the Washington Times. “Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color” at South Puget Sound Community College invited all college employees, except for whites. “If you want to create space for white folks to meet […]

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Food pantry helps feed students

A new food pantry is helping students at Pueblo Community College in Colorado, reports the Pueblo Chieftain. Students can get nonperishable food and toiletry items for free. PCC’s student government is providing funding and seeking donations.  “A lot of times it’s down to either buying a gallon of gas or a gallon of milk,” said Levi Ropp, student government […]

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Speech-zone suit costs college $50,000

On Sept. 17, Constitution Day, a Modesto Junior College student was told he couldn’t hand out copies of the Constitution on campus outside the small free-speech zone which already was in use. To settle Robert Van Tuinen’s First Amendment lawsuit, the California college will allow free speech on campus and pay $50,000 to the Army veteran, now a […]

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A Klingon Christmas Carol

A Klingon Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition at Elgin Community College in Illinois.

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Helping smokers kick the habit

Nursing student James Marsh shows criminal justice and corrections student Denzel Conze a jar of tar that represents one year’s worth of smoking in the lungs. — Carrie Chantler, The Citizen Cayuga Community College (New York) nursing students are trying to help classmates quit smoking, reports The Citizen. Student volunteers are urging smokers to try the […]

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