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. Continue reading
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
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
Historic initiatives were discussed at the University at Albany and SUNY headquarters last week for the second Executive Committee meeting of the new administration. Continue reading
By Takara Lawrence
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
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. Continue reading
By Darren Johnson
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
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
By David Podos
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.
Final registration for the Fall 2016 semester will take place on August 22nd from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Hasbrouck Hall’s Computer Lab, Room 220, on the Stone Ridge Campus. Classes for the Fall 2016 term begin on August 29th. Continue reading