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Lil’ Wayne appearance inspires GC student

Vince Ruffino

August 30, 2011

CHULA VISA -- Rap superstar Lil’ Wayne commanded the attention of all, at his 'I'm Still Music' tour held at Cricket Amphitheater Thursday, August 25. Among the fans in attendance was Media Communications (MCOM) student Andrew Jones from Mission Valley, who is currently enrolled in the Multi-Aud...

Media Comm team brought home the ribbons

August 17, 2011

-Staff Report-- DEL MAR, California -- Over the summer, the Media Communications Department of Grossmont College won a pastle of awards at the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar in a competion for the best college-level mock television newscast. Broadcast student and producer Nicolle Fedor explained that the stor...

Historical Society hails a century of Flying A

August 14, 2011

Story and photos by Robert Sanchez LA MESA--Marking the 100th anniversary of American Film Manufacturing Company's arrival to La Mesa Springs, the La Mesa Historical Society along with Mayor Art Madrid paid tribute to the "Local Hollywood Stop" in Downtown La Mesa by the dedicating of a Flying A Movie Centenn...

DOE implements program to show true costs of colleges


June 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)--The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday, June 29,  released several College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of its effort to help students make informed decisions about their choice for higher education. These lists are an important part of the Administration’s...

U.S. workforce may face deficit of college graduates in next decade

June 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Press Release)-- Just as the nation's economy is demanding that more workers have some postsecondary education or training, the traditional source of such workers - high school graduates - is leveling off and even declining in some states. A new paper released Wednesday by CLASP,...

More Hispanic students completing high school

June 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) -- Proportionately more young Hispanic adults are completing high school and fewer are dropping out than were doing so a decade ago, according to an analysis of enrollment trends by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among Hispanic 18- to 24-year-olds, 22 percent were not enrolled...

Tougher rules urged for for-profit colleges

June 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)--The United States Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) issued the following statement concerning Department of Education rules concerning the eligibility of for-profit schools for federally funded student loans. "The US Department of Education this month took the firs...

New penalties announced for for-profit colleges that fail to produce jobs for students

June 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)--Tthe Obama Administration on Thursday released final regulations requiring career college programs to better prepare students for "gainful employment" or risk losing access to Federal student aid. While many career college programs are helping to prepare America's...

Commentary: Grants and scholarships help wealthy students, but few low-income ones

June 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)--“Low-income students who have worked hard, played by the rules and done what’s been asked of them academically are not getting the support they need to pay for college,” said José Cruz, vice president of higher education program and policy at The Education Trust....

Rutgers president to step down

May 31, 2011

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (USANN4)--The head of New Jersey’s largest higher education institution is stepping down.   The Star-Ledger reports that Richard L. McCormick will leave as president of Rutgers University next year after a decade in office.   McCormick told the paper that he is leaving on his o...

And you’ll get paid, pal

May 26, 2011

SAN JOSE, California (USANN4)--Twenty-four talented college students are getting rewarded for leaving school.   Peter Thiel (pron. TEEL), a co-founder of PayPal, will pay each of the 24 winners of his Thiel Fellowship $100,000.   They get the money if they don’t attend college for two years, a...

NCAA penalizes teams with low academic scores

May 25, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (USANN4)-- Major college basketball and football teams have been  penalized for poor academic performance.   The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has sanctioned 103 teams for missing its academic benchmark.   One of the teams penalized was the University of Connecticut’s...

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