Tag Archives: Higher Education

Students at extreme ages — 16 and 77 — both enjoying OSU-Cascades experience

Bob Steffens and Islam Elwefati, Oregon State University-Cascades’ oldest and second-youngest undergraduate students, respectively, don’t have much in common at first glance. Steffens, 77, is studying writing, while Islam, 16, is studying biology. Source: Students at extreme ages — 16 and 77 — both enjoying OSU-Cascades experience | Education | bendbulletin.com

How College In Prison Turns Around Lives And Saves Taxpayers Money

Bard College’s astonishingly successful prison in college program is turning around lives and saving taxpayers money. Anyone looking for something to watch over the Thanksgiving Holidays would do well to check out the inspiring and fascinating “College Behind Bars,” airing on PBS stations on November 25. An extended trailer can be viewed here. The show […]
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SOU ‘Challenged’ By Budget Forecast, Says President

Southern Oregon University is facing a difficult budget forecast. During a campus community meeting on Thursday, SOU President Linda Schott delivered what was part pep talk and part warning about the future of higher education in Southern Oregon. “The state of our university is challenged,” Schott said, addressing faculty and staff. Source: SOU ‘Challenged’ By […]
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EOU trustees learn about new degree program

During its first regular meeting of the academic year on Thursday, the Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees heard from faculty members who presented a new degree program that could bolster enrollment. With final approval expected this spring, the Sustainable Rural Systems students will learn about issues ranging from public health to public works, and […]
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Oregon Tech builds on growth with campus construction

Construction crews, tractors and trucks, oh my! Several capital projects are well underway at Oregon Tech, many more than the campus is used to, as the school looks to modernize some of its infrastructure that largely hasn’t been touched since the 1960s or ‘70s. Source: Oregon Tech builds on growth with campus construction | Local […]
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Enrollment is up at Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University’s enrollment is on an upward trajectory. Fourth-week figures indicate that enrollment is up at EOU for at least the second year in a row. Eastern now has a total of 3,067 students, 3% more than a year ago. “I see our numbers as very positive,” said Tim Seydel, EOU’s vice president for […]
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Oregon Tech increases freshman enrollment by 14%: Highest increase in 30 years

First-time undergraduate freshmen and new transfer student enrollment at the Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” for fall 2019 again registered a strong increase, signaling demand for professionally focused degree programs with high returns for graduates. New freshmen at Oregon Tech in fall 2019 increased more than 14 percent from 2018, the largest freshman class […]
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Pursuit of higher ed celebrated by first-generation students

Trying to navigate without a map can be what it feels like for a first-generation student who decides to pursue higher education. In support of those students who are the first in their families to attend college, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” participated in a nationwide event, First-Generation College Celebration, Friday, Nov. 8. Source: […]
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Construction at universities is on the legislative agenda

Legislative Days is coming up next week at the Oregon Legislature. One of the leading budget writers in the Senate, Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) says she and her colleague Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) will try to determine the status of state-funded construction projects for colleges and universities. Source: Construction at universities is on the […]
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OSU Ranked Top School for Veterans in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University has been named the best college or university for veterans in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top 25 in the nation by College Factual. Oregon State was ranked 22nd out of 1,751 colleges and universities ranked nationally by that organization. That is an improvement from being ranked 54th last year. […]
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