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Financing December 2017

Tennessee Higher Education Institution Gets $148k USDA Ginseng Project Grant

Middle Tennessee State University has landed a $148,000 federal grant for a ginseng experiment. According to a university news release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will help MTSU support planting up to 100 acres (40 hectares) of ginseng in Tennessee, depending on participation by growers. MTSU says this could add $4 million in farm profit annually once the harvest is normalized.

Hispanic Community February 2018

Cuba State Media: Fidel Castro's Son Has Killed Himself [Beyond Education]

The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said his treatment had "required an initial hospitalization then outpatient follow-up."

Financing February 2018

University of Missouri-Kansas City Offers Tuition Deal [Education News]

The University of Missouri's Kansas City campus is cutting tuition costs for more Kansas students and making it cheaper for students in seven other states. The Board of Curators said yes Thursday to offering in-state tuition rates to all Kansas students. It's an expansion of a program that had benefited students from 11 Kansas counties.

Administration June 2016

TCI College Of Technology Names DR. George Santiago, JR. President And CEO

TCI College of Technology (TCI) has named Dr. George Santiago, Jr., of Bethpage, NY as its new President and CEO.  Philip M. Getter, TCI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, made the announcement.  Dr. Santiago assumed the position on May 23, 2016. Dr. Santiago will also serve as a member of the TCI Board of Directors. Dr. Santiago joins TCI after a decade as President and CEO of Briarcliffe College, a four-year proprietary institution headquartered on Long Island.