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So you’ve got your kid into college, but will they graduate? (access required)

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Just in time for back-to-college, a new book says higher education has a dirty little secret: dropout rates. David Kirp, author of “The College Dropout Scandal,” says it’s shameful that 40 percent of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree never ...

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RIT finds path for some students through community colleges (access required)

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Some students who might not normally get into Rochester Institute of Technology now have an alternate pathway to reach their goal through three local community colleges. RIT announced a pilot program Wednesday in conjunction with Monroe, Finger Lakes and Genesee ...

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Joyce Jacobsen ready to spark Hobart and William Smith to further heights (access required)

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The world of academia sometimes pits professors against administrators. “Academics tend not to like their administrators because administrators tell us what we can’t do,” said Richard Grossman, professor and chair of economics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. But when Joyce ...

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Cornell study finds attitudes toward undocumented farmworkers have improved (access required)

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Attitudes toward undocumented farmworkers in New York have improved over the course of a decade, according to a survey and study conducted by the Community and Research Development Institute (CaRDI) at Cornell University. The researchers published the findings in a ...

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Anderson Cooper headlines RIT’s Brick City Weekend (access required)

Anderson Cooper speaks at RIT Oct. 19.

News correspondent Anderson Cooper will be the featured speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend in October. Cooper, a correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes” and anchor of “Anderson Cooper 360°,” will speak at 2 p.m. ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

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A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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