Rockland CC teams with LIU Hudson for graduate partnership

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Rockland Community College is pleased to announce a new partnership with LIU Hudson, a regional graduate campus of Long Island University. Beginning this fall semester, an LIU Hudson extension site on the RCC campus at 145 College Road in Suffern will offer evening and weekend courses toward graduate degrees.
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How to save on your textbook costs

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By Chris Manns

Special to Campus News

The tuition cost was haunting. The dorm bill was daunting. The laptop your favorite college freshman just had to have cost more than your first car.

Now all she has left to do is hit the college bookstore with her list of required textbooks. Continue reading

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Chancellor supports free-college plan

In an op-ed published today by The Chronicle of Higher Education, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher discusses the potential of Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s “free college” proposal and holds up successful New York programs as models. It is her second opinion piece on the topic published by national higher education media. Continue reading

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Column: The change you make must come from within

By Takara Lawrence
Campus News

In this day and age it seems as if everyone is walking around with their heads down. You see more people willing to succumb to their own demons and let the darkness overcome their spirits; instead of fighting and letting the light shine through. In the media right now all you hear about are the overdoses, the suicides, and the people being easily influenced by their environments. Tell me what’s appealing about that?  Why is it easier to give in instead of standing your own ground and being your own person? I’ll tell you why; as someone who had to learn about themselves and become comfortable in a whole new environment. I would say that I lived a tough life. Continue reading

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NECC adds service-learning to curriculum

NECC Student Mohammed Antra of Lawrence interviewed Bill Sable, a WWII veteran who lives at Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living Center as part of a service learning project assignment in an ESL course he was taking.

NECC Student Mohammed Antra of Lawrence interviewed Bill Sable, a WWII veteran who lives at Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living Center as part of a service learning project assignment in an ESL course he was taking.


Thanks to the NECC Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program (SLFF), Northern Essex Community College faculty are incorporating service-learning into their courses, giving students the opportunity to participate in community projects as part of their coursework.
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College is more than just grades

By Darren Johnson
Campus News

Midterms? Done. Finals? Approaching.

You see the finish line for the Fall semester in the distance. Your attendance has been good. You’ve done about as well as expected grade-wise. This is it.

But, while your grades may be OK, are you OK? Emotionally OK? Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Do prisoners need Pell Grants?

By Lloyd Bentsen IV
Special to Campus News

States are looking for a way to reduce their prison costs, and rightly so. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers, the states collectively spent $52 billion on prisons in fiscal year 2012. In a new pilot program, the Department of Education has recently made Pell Grants available for students in federal or state prisons – but this move could induce higher costs and fewer results than traditional vocational training programs. Continue reading

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How student debt can weigh on you

By David Podos
Campus News

In the volume 12 issue 2 of Campus News, Jaelynn Grisso’s article, “Student loan debt weighs more on dropouts,” brings to light a very important and growing problem, student debt. Ms. Grisso‘s focus on the debt problem for those who never graduate is spot on. Those students (as mentioned in her article) are four times as likely to default on college loans because of low income jobs and overall higher unemployment rates compared to those who finish their degree. Because this is such a huge problem (college loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in this country), I would like to expand on what she had to say.
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