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The shift online has colleges looking to share courses

Eureka College, in Illinois, had a problem. Students behind on credits would take summer classes at the local community college to catch up. But their grades didn’t count toward their GPAs, and the private liberal arts school had no way to vet what they were learning. Many students were falling off track as a result.

So in 2017, Eureka partnered with a technology company now called Acadeum, which hosts online course-sharing consortia. These arrangements allow a student at one college to enroll in an eligible online course offered by another participating institution and have it count fully toward their degree. 

Through the partnership, Eureka identifies early on students who may need summer classes to resume good academic standing. Campus staff help students select and enroll in courses they deem worthy of credits. For the most recent summer term, Eureka students had access to nearly 150 online courses. Many were in

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Louisiana, Haas to partner on manufacturing training at community colleges

Special to USA Today Network
Published 4:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1, 2020


BATON ROUGE — Louisiana will become the first state in the U.S. to install advanced 5-axis machining centers at every community and technical college in the state.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Haas Automation Inc. announced the partnership Thursday.

The Universal Machining Centers from Haas enable the automated production of parts on five vertical, horizontal and rotational axes at one time. CNC, or computer numerical control, automation enables a trained operator to oversee production with accuracy, precision and efficiency.

Job candidates with 5-axis CNC skills are highly sought-after by advanced manufacturers, which is why Louisiana Economic Development’s LED FastStart® program and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System created the partnership to install the equipment at every LCTCS college.

“Louisiana wants to be known as a global leader in manufacturing,” Edwards said. “And that is why we

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Could Trump’s proposed visa rule cause foreign students to forgo US colleges?

Dive Brief:

  • The Trump administration is proposing tighter restrictions for international student visas that some higher education experts say could deter them from studying in the U.S.
  • Among the changes, which were published in the Federal Register on Friday, are a four-year limit on visa durations and more specific parameters around permissible extension requests. The rules are open to a 30-day comment period.
  • International students account for around 6% of enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities.

Dive Insight:

Colleges across the country covet international students. That’s in part because they tend to pay higher tuition, subsidizing the lower costs paid by their domestic peers. 

Some schools also value the global perspective these students bring and have adjusted programming amid the pandemic to ensure they can continue to take classes if they can’t attend in person because of travel restrictions.

Under current rules, international students can stay in the U.S.

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DHS pushes F1 changes for US colleges


International students at U.S. universities expressed relief after the Trump administration rescinded a rule that would have required them to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of COVID-19. (July 14)

AP Domestic

Leon Lewis-Nicol can still hear the gunshots. If he closes his eyes, he can picture the burning buildings. 

As a child in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a nation in West Africa devastated by civil war, Lewis-Nicol often imagined a better, safer life. His family fled the fighting, then returned to Sierra Leone, before ultimately moving to Ghana, some 900 miles away, when he was 15. But friends who traveled around the world used to speak of an even safer place, with clean streets and unlimited opportunities: the United States.

Lewis-Nicol knew he had to go.

Now, the 24-year-old is here, studying to receive his master’s degree in jazz performance from Millikin

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UL Lafayette listed among best colleges in US News and World Report rankings

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been listed among the nation’s top 389 colleges in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

The annual guidebook assessed 1,452 four-year colleges and universities to help parents and students make decisions about which schools to attend.

UL Lafayette was tied with a host of other schools at No. 154 in the public universities category, and No. 298 in the national universities category. National universities emphasize research and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Rankings are compiled based on many factors, including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student/faculty ratio, social mobility, ACT/SAT scores of admitted students and alumni giving.

“U.S. News & World Report’s recognition is representative of our learning environment, which attracts academically gifted students who are stimulated by challenging coursework delivered by dedicated faculty members,” said Dr. DeWayne Bowie,

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The 15 best value colleges of 2021 are great for business students

  • Budding entrepreneurs looking for the colleges that offer the best value have options across the US.
  • Schools including MIT, Columbia, and Lehigh University promise relevant classes, robust networks, and resources such as accelerators and co-working labs. 
  • The list was produced by ranking site Niche and was based on schools’ net prices, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni earnings. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The college experience may be drastically different because of Covid-19, but that won’t stop budding entrepreneurs from searching for a good deal on their education. 

The 15 best value colleges offering business and entrepreneurial programs in 2021 are scattered across the country but promise to give students access to relevant classes, robust networks, and resources such as accelerators and co-working labs. 

The list was produced by ranking and review site Niche, formerly known as College Prowler, and was based on schools’ net prices, graduation rates,

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