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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 26, 2018
Why Remind Poor Students That They Are Poor?
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
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Instead of requiring low-income students to apply for institutional aid year after year, a new aid policy at Trinity College in Connecticut will award institutional aid for four years based on a single application at the point a student first applies for admission, as long as the student is eligible for Pell Grants and has a family income of less than $60,000.

Trinity can't exempt these students from the annual application for federal aid, but college officials hope that the new policy, by removing some paperwork and uncertainty for the lowest-income students and families, will encourage more of them to enroll.

At Top Colleges That Train America’s Elite, Veterans Are an Almost Invisible Minority
Brian Mockenhaupt, The Hechinger Report
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Sam Fendler, a sophomore at Princeton University, served four years in the Marine Corps infantry. A tattoo that runs the length of his left arm includes several references to his military service. Fendler says he might be the only student at Princeton with a full sleeve tattoo. He's also among the school's very few veterans.

Many state universities and community colleges have large veteran populations and robust programs to recruit veterans and help them adjust to college life. But at the nation’s most selective schools, where most students follow the traditional pipeline from high school to a degree within four years—and from which many go on to leadership roles in government and industry—veterans like Fendler are an anomaly.

Amid Worker Shortage, Helena Employers Get Creative to Attract and Retain Good Employees
Tyler Manning, Helena Independent Record
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The signs are virtually everywhere: “Now Hiring,” “Help Wanted,” and “Apply Inside.”

Business owners in Helena and across the state of Montana are getting more creative in their search for versatile workers who can cross-train or obtain training certifications that expand their job duties. Daycare services and help with housing are among the perks some employers are using to introduce new employees to the workforce and keep them there. Apprenticeship programs are on the rise, as well, as employers search for ways to help workers learn new skills and advance in their career. 

Morgan State Set to Fight Food Insecurity With Food Resource Center
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food is a growing problem on college campuses across the country. At the same time, food insecurity is strongly linked to lower graduation rates.

Next month, Morgan State University (MSU) students who are hungry or food insecure will have a new hub to receive food resources and education around healthy food-related strategies. The campus Food Resource Center (FRC) will offer students canned soups, vegetables, meats, boxed meals, cereal, snacks, and more. The center’s launch comes after universitywide surveys found that 68 percent of MSU students identified as food insecure and 71 percent of students reported skipping meals because of a limited food supply.

APS Considers $11.9M Academy for College, Career Training
Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Expert Advice on How to Reach Generation Z
Ellen Ullman, eCampus News
Advancing Futures With College Promise Programs
Ed Finkel, Community College Daily
Why Democrats Have Stopped Talking About Free College
Michelle Hackman, The Wall Street Journal
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