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Financing December 2017

U of Missouri Endowment Tops $1B for the First Time in the Higher Education Institution’s History

The endowment of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia has topped $1 billion for the first time even as the campus struggles to recover from race-related protests and drops in enrollment. Since the protests in 2015, enrollment has dropped by almost 13 percent. The endowment shrank during the recession, but through new private gifts and stock market growth, it's increased by more than $400 million since the campus launched its latest fundraising campaign six years ago.

Technology December 2017

TechFair LA 2018 Expands to Include Civic Engagement--Job News (Beyond Education)

Comparably and Annenberg Foundation, in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, will work together to bring new a new civic component to TechFair LA -- the largest job fair of its kind in Los Angeles history. The event will take place Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles and will strive to harness the power of the exploding LA tech industry to benefit Los Angeles and its diverse and underrepresented communities.

Global February 2018

The Latest: Thousands Rally For Gun Reform In Florida [Education News]

About 1,000 protesters wearing orange T-shirts with the hashtag #gunreformnow are holding a rally on the steps of the Florida Capitol. The Monday morning demonstration was led by former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who's a Democratic candidate for Florida governor. The protesters planned to attend senate committee meetings, during which bills to address gun laws and school safety will be discussed.

Global February 2018

Higher Education Institution Tells Possible Students Peaceful Protest OK

The University of New Hampshire is telling prospective students that any disciplinary actions they might face due to peaceful protests in which they are exercising their First Amendment rights will not affect the school's admission decision. The information was contained in a Saturday tweet and a post to the school's Facebook account.

Global March 2018

Upcoming Education Career Fair at Manhattan College

Manhattan College in the Bronx is having a special Education Career Fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST. This career is specifically designed for those aspiring to become teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators and youth development specialists.

Global April 2018

SIU To Recruit Alumni For 'Volunteer' Adjunct Positions [Education News]

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking volunteers with graduate degrees to serve as adjunct faculty. Chancellor Carlo Montemagno posted a statement Tuesday indicating the "pilot project" is being developed in collaboration with the SIU Alumni Association. Those approved wouldn't teach entire courses, but may deliver an individual lecture, lead a seminar discussion, mentor students or contribute to thesis committees.

Health Care April 2018

Norovirus Confirmed After 50 NY College Students Fall Ill [Education News]

Officials at a central New York college have confirmed that norovirus sickened over 50 students. Hamilton College in Clinton said Wednesday that testing confirmed norovirus. The highly contagious bug causes diarrhea, nausea, muscle pain, vomiting and other symptoms. Health officials say norovirus can be transmitted through human contact and contaminated surfaces.

Arts and Media April 2018

Brooklyn and Manhattan Students Take Home Top Awards In Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition [On A Positive Note In Education]

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced the winners of the 32nd annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. The winning books and honorable mentions are on exhibit at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library (at Grand Army Plaza), in the Youth Wing, May 1-20.

Technology May 2018

EPCC’s Clint Early College Academy Selected For Pilot Program By Microsoft Philanthropies [Education News]

El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Clint Early College Academy was selected to a new partnership with Microsoft’s Technology, Education, and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, which helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs through partnerships between classroom teachers and technology industry volunteers. The program will launch this fall at Clint ISD Early College Academy.