Higher Education

Education
7:35 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans

College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.

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Military
4:19 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Miami University Student Veterans

Over the last year, journalism students at Miami University have been interviewing a misunderstood population at their school - student veterans.  As returning soldiers transition back into civilian life with few options in the ever-shrinking job market, going back to school has become a growing national trend across the country.  As the first class attending college on the 9/11 GI Bill graduates this month, student producers set out to capture the more personal and intimate human stories they felt were missing from   coverage on war and veterans’ issues.

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Education
2:46 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Wittenberg University Deals With Racist Graffiti

Interview with Wittenberg's Interim Dean of Students Casey Stevens.

Wittenberg University's Concerned Black Students group held its 45th annual Walkout event this week. The event commemorates a 1969 incident when 38 of the school's 45 black students walked off campus when they alleged the university failed to address their concerns about unequal treatment.

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Education
7:04 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Ex-Lawmaker Appointed Ohio's Next Higher Ed Leader

A former state lawmaker has been appointed as the next chancellor overseeing higher education in Ohio.

Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Carey as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, effective April 29. The appointment to lead one of the largest higher education networks in the country is subject to the Ohio Senate's approval.

Education
6:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

New Group Pushes for Part-Time Ohio Faculty Rights

A new association is lobbying for better benefits and bargaining rights for part-time faculty at Ohio's public universities.

The Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association also wants to boost pay for these adjunct professors, who make up about two-thirds of the state's public university faculty.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Thursday that Youngstown State University has the most part-time faculty, while the University of Akron has more than 1,000 part-time professors.

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