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Report: Plans to Merge Georgia State U. With a Community College January 6, 2015 The University System of Georgia will attempt another merger, this time between Georgia State University and a community college, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, citing unnamed sources close to the matter. Since 2011, the Georgia system has embarked on a series ofRead More
By: Jenny Gray Marvin Griffin Sr., president/CEO of Halifax Community College , watches Adriane Leche, a dean at HCC, on the phone with Jimmy Ford, member of the State Board of Community College, learning she won the top 2015 NC Community College Staff Award. WELDON — Adriane Lache answered the phone in the president’s officeRead More
7 Steps to Managing Your Student Loan Debt Better in 2015 MainStreet.com Jan 15th 2015 9:00AM Jessica Hill/AP By Brian O’Connell NEW YORK — Student loan debt is second-highest among household debt expenditures (behind mortgage debt and just ahead of credit card debt) at anaverage of $32,264 each household. In total, Americans owe $1.3 billionRead More
Black Colleges Matter January 15, 2015 By C. Rob Shorette II Headlines announce, “Historically Black Colleges are Becoming More White,” “diversification” is affecting HBCUs and ask“White Students At Black Colleges: What Does it Mean for HBCUs?” Clearly, many journalists think that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are becoming “less black.” Questions are being raisedRead More
Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 By PATRICIA COHEN JANUARY 19, 2015 The richest 1 percent are likely to control more than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening global inequality comesRead More
How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults By: GILLIAN B. WHITE When it comes to financial stability, black Americans are often in much more precarious financial situations than white Americans. Their unemployment rate is higher, and so is the level of poverty within the black community. In 2013, the poverty rate among white Americans was 9.6Read More