$10K grant to Michigan college aims to attract more first-time college students
ALBION, MI - About a fifth of Albion city residents have a bachelor’s degree in hand, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. A grant to Albion College aims to close that gap by attracting students to be the first in their families to attend college. The program’s director is Ashley Woodson, dean of Albion College’s School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement (SPP). First-time college students have to navigate multiple issues to get to college, Woodson said, including larger structural issues such as financial hardship or not having someone in their life take that path before them. “This grant should help the College identify new ways to partner with our host community,” said college Provost Ron Mourad.mlive.com
How to pick the right university for you
This summer millions of young people will be preparing to go to college. Finding a university that’s a good fit can be challenging. To help you decide, we spoke to Dr. Ryan Peterson, the Vice President of Administration at Concordia University Ann Arbor, to get his advice on how to pick the right school for you.
Investigating student safety at MSU
Questions still remain after the heartbreaking loss and shocking discovery of Brendan Santo’s body in the Red Cedar River in East Lansing. Local 4 Investigator Karen Drew has uncovered new details in the case, and traveled to Michigan State’s campus to get answers.
A program helping busy adults get a degree for only 7K per year
It’s hardly breaking news to say that the price of a college education has gone sky high. Well there’s a local program you may have never heard of that is helping Metro Detroiters of every age bring that tuition bill down to only $7,000 per year.
9 dead in crash involving U. of the Southwest golf teams
Authorities are trying to determine why a pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane on a darkened, two-lane West Texas highway before colliding head-on with a van, killing nine people including six New Mexico college students and a golf coach.
‘Blatant sexism’: State lawmakers demand equity for female Michigan State University athletes
Two Michigan lawmakers are taking issue with female college athletes being excluded from a $500 per month athletics scholarship available for all members of Michigan State University’s Spartans football and men’s basketball teams.
Software pairs college roommates
College students used to have limited say in who they would get for a dorm roommate. But now, hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide are turning to software programs that help pair students using surveys and matching algorithms. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on how this technology aims to lower the number of bad roommate pairings and improve student satisfaction.cbsnews.com