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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

Sometimes lost in the myriad of news stories lamenting the rise in college student debt is how good ole mom and dad can play a helpful role that has nothing to do with their income.

August 14, 2014 9:21 pm

State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

The State Budget Committee on Thursday approved Ivy Tech Community College's request to enter into a lease with an option to purchase the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Crown Point.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm
Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Wins have been scarce in Jon Davis' first three seasons at Illinois, just 13 in all. Seven of those came his freshman year.

August 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Mentoring program to increase college graduation

Nearly 2,500 college freshmen at Indiana State University, IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College will be connected with a trained “College Success Coach” or mentor this fall through a new state initiative designed to increase graduation rates by up to 15 percent for students enrolled in the s…

August 11, 2014 2:30 pm
Forbes ranks Valparaiso University among top 100

Forbes ranks Valparaiso University among top 100

VALPARAISO | Forbes has ranked Valparaiso University as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest in 2014 and the university regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.

August 11, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 5:41 pm

Vote would let big conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors will vote today on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

August 06, 2014 6:30 pm
3-D printers open new vistas for campers

3-D printers open new vistas for campers

VALPARAISO | A handful of students from across Northwest Indiana have benefited from a summer computer-design camp for middle school students at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Valparaiso campus.

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Professionals discuss public service careers

Professionals discuss public service careers

GARY | Indiana University Northwest students are getting an opportunity to hear from legislators, politicians and other professionals regarding possible careers available with a degree in public and environmental affairs.

July 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm
Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

INDIANAPOLIS | Deborah L. Stipp, a Gary educator with 17 years of teaching experience, has received the Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction at Ivy Tech Community College.

July 07, 2014 6:37 pm

Indiana to offer multiyear scholarships

BLOOMINGTON | Indiana plans to immediately begin guaranteeing four-year scholarships to athletes and will agree not to reduce the amount of money students on partial scholarship receive year to year based on illness, injury or ability, athletic director Fred Glass said Friday.

June 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Purdue committee selects three names

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Unification Committee has settled on three proposed names for the unified Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Calumet College grad: It's never too late

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

A native of Chicago's South Side and a former military wife, Phyllis Chavez has lived all over the United States and much of the world.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Nathan Dolan, of South Haven, is passionate about quality and organization, and has set a path to "work smarter" throughout his career.

June 18, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

MERRILLVILLE | Roshanta Buggs contends her family is hugely competitive and maintains an ongoing friendly rivalry at home.

June 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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IUN grad looks toward higher education

IUN grad looks toward higher education

A Portage woman has set her career goals on higher education, and is on the first rung of the ladder.

June 16, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Working Smarter programs start next week

Six universities and colleges across Northwest Indiana will kick off the 27th annual Working Smarter program, a weeklong series of workshops targeted at region residents seeking an education and better employment opportunities.

June 14, 2014 7:09 pm
Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon contends the state is moving in the right direction by having two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech Community College, focus on two-year programs and remedial education, while universities focus on more advanced degrees.

June 13, 2014 6:50 pm
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