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

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

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)

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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Fisher introduces hybrid online program for pharmacy (access required)

St. John Fisher is partnering with a distance-learning software company to provide a doctorate of pharmacy program that students will be able to complete with a combination of in-person and online learning. Fisher says the hybrid degree program created with ...

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St. John Fisher launches $75 million campaign to build up college (access required)

St. John Fisher College is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign in its history, aiming to raise $75 million that will increase its endowment, renovate buildings, and enhance students’ experiences. The college has already raised about $42 million of that goal ...

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

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)

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)

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)

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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Fisher adds majors in public health, sustainability (access required)

St. John Fisher College is introducing undergraduate majors in public health and sustainability starting in fall 2019. The sustainability major stems from the college’s Center for Sustainability launched last fall. The public health major is tied to a growing demand ...

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State fund provides capital for local college buildings (access required)

Four local colleges are receiving a total of $6.6 million in grants from the state Higher Education Capital Match Program, known as HECap, which provides matching grants that pay up to one-fourth of the cost of a project. Leading the ...

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Best college buys include University of Rochester (access required)

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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