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In pandemic pause, local colleges adjust and still woo new students

Students on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College. The pandemic is playing havoc with the admissions timeline for many local colleges. (File photo supplied by Roberts Wesleyan)

Normally, April would be the month when high school seniors are making last-minute visits to Rochester-area colleges, trying to decide which school that accepted them they will attend in the fall. Juniors might use their April break to start their ...

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SUNY, University of Rochester students urged to go home as precaution for coronavirus

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State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...

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Online education is growing, reaching new audiences (access required)

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Two things are certain about online education in 2020: the phenomenon will continue to grow in higher education settings, and institutions will continue to deliver it in their own unique ways. If you’ve been on social media in the last ...

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MCC picks retired Corning president as interim (access required)

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Monroe Community College has appointed the recently retired president of SUNY Corning Community College as its interim president while it conducts a national presidential search. Katherine Douglas, whose 40-year career has included community colleges in three states, will begin her ...

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MCC President Anne Kress to depart for Northern Virginia Community College (access required)

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Anne M. Kress, president of Monroe Community College since 2009, has been hired to be the next president of Northern Virginia Community College. An announcement at Northern Virginia, known as NOVA, said Kress would assume her new duties at the ...

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MCC wins $4.4 million to train more optics technicians (access required)

Technology companies, especially those in the optics and photonics field like Rochester Precision Optics, will play a big part in Rochester’s economy moving forward according to local experts.

 A $4.4 million federal grant will help Monroe Community College turn out higher numbers of precision optics graduates. U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle, D-Rochester, announced the grant Wednesday from the Office of Naval Research for the Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics. ...

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ESL work/scholarship program for MCC students open now (access required)

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Applications are now open for Monroe Community College students seeking work and scholarships from ESL Federal Credit Union. The deadline for the ESL/MCC Scholars program is Oct. 18. Students in MCC’s School of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies are eligible for ...

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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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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

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On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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MCC gets national recognition in Aspen Institute report (access required)

(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

Monroe Community College has been cited by the Aspen Institute as a national example of effective community college workforce development programs. MCC was one of six schools noted in the Aspen Institute’s report, “The Workforce Playbook,” which offers guidance on ...

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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...

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Technology jobs need the humanities, panelists say (access required)

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Though employers, educators and even parents have fixated on STEM disciplines to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly technological society, a recently convened expert panel said it’s important to remember the humanities. And above all, they said, young ...

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