Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline […]
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Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24, […]
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SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.   […]
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The City of Colorado Springs has announced the nominees for its inaugural Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, five of whom will be honored during an event Wednesday. One person will be chosen in each of the five award categories — future industries, economic impact, creative industry, innovation in education and innovation in sports and wellness. Winners will […]
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The Colorado Health Information Management Systems Society, a cause-based, global nonprofit dedicated to health information technology (IT) thought leadership, education, events, market research and promotion, is taking applications for a scholarship that will be awarded to a student of health IT this year. The society is committed to supporting the professional development of health care IT professionals […]
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Three charter schools affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings this week for $17.3 million, said Administrator Keith King. The three schools are in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Parker. Colorado Springs Early Colleges is in its eighth year of helping students receive associates degrees for free while still in high school, King […]
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The board of directors for Denver-based Daniels Fund recently approved $11 million to continue the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, including a $1.25 million grant provided to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Prior to announcing its decision Dec. 8, the Daniels Fund’s board evaluated the success of the five-year pilot program at eight universities and opted to […]
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After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor […]
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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor to support a renovation of its Tutt Library. The commitment is the largest outright gift to the college from a living individual to date. Plans for the library renovation, which will total $45 million, […]
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In its 2014 Most and Least Educated Cities report, financial social network Wallet Hub found Colorado Springs to be the country’s eighth most-educated city. The study ranked the city’s education level at ninth and ranked 31 in quality of education, according to the report. Colorado Springs was also found by the study to have America’s fourth-highest percentage […]
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In an attempt to address the cash-flow concerns of Corinthian Colleges Inc., company executives told its employees last week that a furlough would be required from Sept. 14-21, according to a confidential email sent to employees of the for-profit college system. The furlough will affect all employees except faculty members, according to the email sent […]
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