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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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Fisher launches scholarship for Rochester city residents (access required)

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Graduates of Rochester city schools will be eligible for a new scholarship St. John Fisher College has created for first-year students. The Fisher Urban Scholar Award will provide $40,000 over four years to students who complete charter schools and traditional ...

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

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

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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Fisher adds master’s program in strategic communication (access required)

Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the media and communication department at St. John Fisher College. (Photo by Kate Melton)

St. John Fisher has launched a new master’s degree program in strategic communication that will be mostly taught online. Strategic communication combines traditional emphases of communications programs, such as public relations, marketing and advertising, with study in the creation of ...

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Golisano gift of $5.8 million will create institute at Fisher for developmental disabilities nursing (access required)

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St. John Fisher College and the Golisano Foundation announced on Tuesday a $5.8 million gift to the college from philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano to create an institute dedicated to training nurses in the care of people with developmental disabilities. The ...

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Best college buys include University of Rochester (access required)

Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of emergency health care workers to help a NYC hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis. (file photo)

Several local and regional colleges have made the Kiplinger’s list of 2018 Best College Values. University of Rochester ranked the highest of local schools, at 30th out of 100 private schools and 94th out of 300 schools overall. Among public ...

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