Tag Archives: Higher Education

Climate Change Lawsuit | Tuition Freeze Program | Labor Trafficking – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit was dismissed by an appeals court. The University of Oregon is considering a program that would allow incoming undergraduate students to lock in their tuition amount for five years. Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has created a new task force to address labor abuse. Source: Climate Change […]
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After California Law, Statehouses Push to Expand Rights of College Athletes

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Ken Daniel aims to help community’s access to affordable higher education

When Ken Daniel was trying to figure out what to do with his life, there weren’t many options during the early 1980s in his small southeastern Idaho farm town. “You had a chance to either go into agriculture, or the military,” Daniel says. “I worked on the farms and did some of those things, and […]
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BLUECHIP: Workforce training in higher ed increasingly aligns with local industry needs

Pathways to employment and advancement. The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission embeds in its mission the promise of “ensuring an accessible, affordable, equitable, and coordinated network of college and career training programs” for all Oregonians. So the vision for workforce training in Oregon starts at the top. Source: BLUECHIP: Workforce training in higher ed increasingly aligns with […]
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Guest Column: Some New Year’s ideas on education

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions or annual predictions. Instead, in the interest of stirring the political pot, I offer five possibly provocative proposals for education in Oregon. Source: Guest Column: Some New Year’s ideas on education | Columns | dailyastorian.com

Guaranteed tuition offers benefits but with considerable risk

Lindsay Luallen chose to move from Alabama to enroll at the University of Oregon five years ago because the university was able to accommodate the fact that she only had herself to rely on for financial support. She hadn’t lived at home since she was 16 years old. At the time, she was met with […]
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As I see it: Oregon State isn’t doing enough for its students

It was in late May that the president of Oregon State University, Ed Ray, addressed the OSU community about food insecurity and homelessness on campus. It seems as though he understands full well that students are suffering on OSU’s campus when he stated that: “Of the ​nearly 2,800 OSU students who applied for food assistance […]
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New Kind of Student Loan Gains Major Support. Is There a Downside?

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Mental-health apps: Colleges want students to use them, but there are privacy risks

  State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Experts attribute the growth of wellness apps on college campuses to digital-savvy millennials. Yet students […]
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EOU ranks top in business and education degrees

Eastern Oregon University received a slew of national and regional recognitions in 2019, including a No. 1 spot for its online Fire Services Administration program. Source: EOU ranks top in business and education degrees | Local News | eastoregonian.com