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Higher Ed Leaders Lambaste Federal Budget Proposal
Higher education leaders blasted federal budget proposal released Thursday as one that will make college less accessible, less affordable and set back the nation’s workforce and research interests.
March 16, 2017
Federal Program Helps Nebraska Students Stay in School
By Associated Press COLUMBUS, Neb. — A federal program at Central Community College in Columbus is helping low-income, first-generation or disabled students remain in school. The Columbus Telegram reports that TRIO is an organization through the U.S. Department of Education with programs designed to identify and help those from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their educational and […]
January 25, 2016
Careers in Higher Education Special Report
In this edition, Diverse features Dr. Arnold Mitchem, who recently stepped down as president of the Council of Opportunity in Education after a long and illustrious career, as well as advocate for TRIO programs. Diverse also reports on Dr. Carl Hart, one of the nation’s top neuroscience researchers on drugs, Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosopher and champion of Black studies, and the number of senior college presidents that are still on the job.
November 8, 2013
The Value of TRIO to the Community
The clash between liberal and conservative values in the U.S. has never been more prevalent than it is when manifested in policies to promote higher education.
October 17, 2013
In Era of Accountability, Let’s Use Proper Evaluations
Periodically, we will share Letters to the Editor that we feel will further shed light on the complex issues that abound in higher education.
April 15, 2013
Savannah State President Defends TRIO in Congress
When Savannah State University president Cheryl Dozier addressed a U.S. House subcommittee Wednesday about the impact of cuts to the federal TRIO programs, she said there was “no doubt” that TRIO helps students succeed.
March 13, 2013
TRIO Program Advocates Seek Support in Congress
TRIO program advocates made a timely plea for congressional support of what is the federal government’s oldest group of college outreach and retention programs for low-income and aspiring first-generation college students.
February 6, 2013
Conference: Access Programs Will Increasingly Help Students Consider College
At the annual national GEAR UP conference, officials said college access programs such as GEAR UP will play a growing role in getting students to view themselves as college material.
July 19, 2010
WASHINGTON UPDATE: FARRAH NOT RESTING ON GEAR UP
After nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., still has lofty goals for U.S. education policy in the years ahead.
December 9, 2009
Students Rally at U.S. Capitol to Urge Increased Support of TRIO and GEAR UP Programs
Neither soggy terrain nor vehement thunderstorms detoured nearly 200 students from across the nation from assembling on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday to join officials from the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) in petitioning legislators to increase funding for federal TRIO programs, such as Upward Bound, and the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).
June 9, 2009
House Panel Signals Support For Expansion of College Prep Programs
House Democrats signaled last week that they want to expand the federal investment in early college awareness programs such as Talent Search, Upward Bound and GEAR UP to prepare more low-income and minority youth for high-paying jobs.
March 25, 2007
Senate Joins House in Support of TRIO, GEAR UP Programs
Despite facing a difficult 2006 budget process, Congress has soundly rejected President Bush’s plan to eliminate three early college awareness programs for at-risk youth. Story:
August 10, 2005
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