Stop being apathetic at community college

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By Ryan Thomas

Campus News

Prospective students of community colleges don’t expect what those going to the bigger, circus-like schools do. Very often they approach their two year programs as stepping stones, not as thrilling four year finales to their formal education. The sensation of being adrift between the island of adolescence and the adult mainland seems to be dulled by this fact. Rather than a long booze cruise on which ignominy proceeds accolade and drive to validate oneself gives flight to unmatched hedonism, the students of community colleges paddle side by side and, workmanlike, find their way  to the mainland. Continue reading

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How to handle the tougher grading system at a 4-year college

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By Julianne Mosher

Campus News

The end of the semester is near, and you’re itching to get your latest report card. Some of you may be freshmen, some may be transfers and some may be super-seniors who have seen 10 different report cards in your college lifetime. Despite what you may be dealing with, the day the report card is released is one that can be anxiously terrifying. Continue reading

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Celebs who got their start at community college

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By Kristina Bostley

Campus News

Community college is often viewed as a stepping-stone for prospective students, whether their intention is to attend a full-time university or pursue a career after graduation. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, over 7.7 million students were enrolled at the 1,132 community colleges across the nation in fall 2012.  Community college allows for an affordable education and flexibility of class schedules, and often students work full-time in addition to classes. Several celebrities chose to walk the community college path before galloping into Hollywood and achieving worldwide fame.

Here are our top 6, in reverse order: Continue reading

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Ulster math prof. co-edits book

Douglas Furman, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator of the Math Collegian Program and Department Chair of Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), has announced that a book he co-edited, Writing the History of Mathematical Notation: 1483-1700 (Docent Press, 2015), has just recently been published. He has also been appointed as a member of Docent Press’ Editorial Board. Docent Press specializes in the History of Mathematics and Computing. Continue reading

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Four Steps to Finding a College with a Strong Internship Program

By Tyson Schritter, Chief Content Officer, Colleges of Distinction
Special to Campus News

Internships are a great way to boost your chances of landing a job after college. By building your foundation of experience and creating a network of professionals in your field, you can often translate your internship into a great, full-time job upon graduation. Continue reading

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$4M grant helps Mass. community colleges create jobs

A consortium of four Massachusetts community colleges, including Northern Essex Community College, and partnering vocational-technical high schools, local workforce investment boards, the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium and employers has received a $4 million federal TechHire grant to provide workforce training in advanced manufacturing in Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties. Continue reading

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It’s not too late to get into a decent four-year college for fall

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may be only weeks away from freshman orientation, but it’s still not too late to enroll in a good college for fall.

Hundreds of colleges are still accepting students for the fall 2016 semester, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual College Openings Update. Still others will make room for the right student. Continue reading

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SUNY Poly to offer bachelor’s in video game design

SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced that the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have approved SUNY Poly’s new Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Media and Game Design (IMGD).  The addition of the IMGD program is in response to the continued growth of the gaming and interactive media industry and addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers who can maintain that growth. Continue reading

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