7:35 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Ohio Educators Train How to Handle Shooters

An Ohio-based gun rights group says two dozen Ohio educators have been trained in firearms use in a pilot program developed after the slayings of children and staff members at a Connecticut school.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that participants in the three-day course used model guns with plastic pellets while learning tactical maneuvers for reacting to school shooters. The Armed Teacher Training Program conducted by the Tactical Defense Institute in southern Ohio's West Union included simulated gunman scenarios based on real-life situations.

2:40 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Jo Alice Blondin Selected as Clark State's Next President

Clark State Community College has selected a new president.  Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will take over for Karen Rafinsky, who announced that she would retire at the end of the school year.

Since 2006, Dr. Blondin has served as the chancellor of the Ozark Campus at Arkansas Tech University. She is credited with growing the enrollment by 600 percent.
Blondin says she is excited about the opportunity to lead Clark State and has identified the challenges that lie ahead.

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7:49 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

SOCHE 20X20 Challenge One Year Update

A year ago, SOCHE – the Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education - launched and initiative to increase the number of internships in the region.  It’s called the 20-by-20 challenge, and its goal is to create 20,000 internships by 2020. 

After one year, SOCHE Executive Director Sean Creighton says the 20x20 challenge has increased the number of internships in southwest Ohio. A modest 7.1 percent – that’s almost 800 new internships, but Creighton says the program is trending in the right direction. 

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7:10 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Next Steps for Miami U After Grade Tampering

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Following the dismissal of two Miami University students found guilty of tampering with grades, the school says they are taking steps to security on their IT syeyems..  

In late October of 2012, a Miami University faculty member contacted IT security and campus police to say that she was sure grades she had entered electronically did not match her paper records.  After a lengthy 

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11:51 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Miami Expels 2 Students For Grade Altering

Miami University says two students have been dismissed from school for tampering with grades.

The southwest Ohio school says its information security department and campus police were alerted at the end of last semester by a teacher who said grades online didn't match her paper copy. Investigation found that students used a device to record teachers' keystrokes, allowing them to obtain faculty usernames and passwords.

Police say one student has been charged with six misdemeanor counts related to breaching university computer systems, and the other was charged with three.

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