higher education

Campus Sexual Assault
10:14 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Survey Of College Campuses Shows Many Do Not Investigate Sexual Assault

Claire McCaskill
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says a staff survey of 440 colleges and universities regarding campus sexual assaults has found that 41 percent of those responding “have not conducted a single investigation in five years” despite allegations by possible victims.

That finding is disturbing, McCaskill told reporters Wednesday because it means those colleges "are saying there are zero instances of sexual assault, which is hard to believe."

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Legal Settlement
4:44 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

For-Profit Everest College Closing In Earth City

Everest College announced Tuesday that it is closing its Earth City campus.
Credit via Flckr/Caleb Cherry

Updated at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday with new Durbin comments:

As part of a nationwide settlement with the federal government, the campus of for-profit Everest College in Earth City will be closing. The college has about 250 students, and they will be able to complete their courses, according to company spokesman Kent Jenkins. Everest stopped enrolling new students June 23, he said.

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St. Louis On The Air
4:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment

College Summit and InspireSTL are working to increase college enrollment numbers in the region.
Credit (via Flickr/j.o.h.n. walker)

As a junior in high school, Ayont Young figured she’d go to Missouri State University to study nursing. It was the only college she’d looked at and she was sure she could get in. Then, she signed up for College Summit’s summer Peer Leader program.

College Summit is a local answer to the lack of academic support and resources in some communities nationwide. Program leaders encourage their students to reach higher and work harder – while giving them the support they need to do so.

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Find the evidence
10:38 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Commentary: Teaching People To Search For Statistical Truth

Credit Ulrik | sxc.hu

About four years ago I realized that, although my business statistics students were understanding the math fairly well, they didn't “get” the statistics part. When asked to apply their knowledge, they were fairly clueless. My challenge was to change that. But how?

That challenge had another prompt: In the book “Academically Adrift,” authors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa provide strong evidence that a student only experiences small to nonexistent gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills over the entire undergraduate college education.

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Higher Education
9:14 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline

Southeast Missouri State University student Jazmin Hoey (left) talks with St. Louis Graduates Project Manager Laura Winters (right).
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Yvaunna Brown just graduated from Hazelwood West High School and feels like the future is wide open.

She’s thinking about community college, or maybe the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a better fit. Brown is dead set on one thing, though: becoming the first person in her family to go to college.

“And that’s pretty exciting,” Brown said. “That’s a big deal for me.” 

It’s also daunting. Loads of paper work must be completed and the deadlines will start coming fast.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:42 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

High School To College Transition Center Opens For A Second Summer In St. Louis

A scene from the St. Louis Graduates High School to College Center in the summer of 2013.
Credit via Flickr/STLGraduates

There’s a lot more to going to college than getting an acceptance letter. There’s finding financial aid and housing. There’s paying the first tuition bill and turning in immunization records. And then there is the big picture question of what college makes the most financial sense for your family.

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Missouri Budget
9:53 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education

Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Senate has so far passed five of the 13 bills that make up the state budget for next year.

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Missouri Budget
7:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House

Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have begun their review of the state's spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Washington U. provost
10:36 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New Washington U. Provost Likes Being 'Mr. Inside'

Holden Thorp
Credit Washington University website

Seated in his office on the second floor of Brookings Hall on the eastern edge of the Washington University campus, Provost Holden Thorp has a pretty good metaphor for what his job entails compared with that of university Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

“You can see the chancellor’s office is across the hall,” Thorp said in a recent interview. “His office faces the park and the Arch and downtown. My office is on this side and faces out to the old quad.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:17 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Six Months In: A Look At New UMSL Program For Students With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

UMSL assistant professor of education April Regester teaches Special Education 4342: Transition Issues and Planning with 8 SUCCEED students and 14 education students
UMSL Photo/August Jennewein

This past fall, a new educational program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities began at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The program, called SUCCEED, is a two-year residential program designed to help students build the skills needed to either find a job or enroll in a degree-seeking program.

The program is the brainchild of Deborah Baldini, the associate dean  for the College of Arts and Sciences/Continuing Education at UMSL, and the president and CEO of St. Louis Arc, Kathy Meath.

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