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USM Ranked Among Nation's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans - Southern Miss Now

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USM Ranked Among Nation's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans - Southern Miss Now USM Ranked Among Nation's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans - Southern Miss Now A&M-Texarkana Education Department to Host Online Information Session for Students Interested in Alternate Certification Programs | Texarkana Today - TXK Today 2U partnership with Guild Education aims to bolster offerings for working adults - Inside Higher Ed West Liberty University to offer new concentration areas for education programs - The Steubenville Herald-Star USM Ranked Among Nation's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans - Southern Miss Now Posted: 02 Mar 2021 09:01 AM PST Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:54am | By: Van Arnold The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top institutions in provi

COVID-19 Cancels Columbia College Commencement Ceremony - CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s supposed to be the highlight of their time in college. But seniors at Columbia College are learning commencement is canceled. CBS 2’s Steven Graves talked to students who are fighting to change that. For first-generation Columbia College senior Hinda Akel, commencement meant more than just walking across a stage. “For me, it’s a moment of achievement and success. It’s well-deserved,” Akel said. It’s the same for Mahnoor Syed, who was expected to receive two degrees. “I’ve been going 18 to 23 credits per semester. So this was a moment me and my family were really looking closely into,” Syed said. The two now feeling blindsided and devastated after the college’s  president sent a letter saying commencement is canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Where the problem comes in: there’s no postponement date. “We’re asking whether it’s a couple months or a year from now. All we want is for our ceremony to be postponed,” Syed said. Seniors and their families have

ONLINE COLLEGE? COASTLINE COLLEGE HAS BEEN AHEAD OF ITS TIME AND WITH COVID-19….THE TIME HAS COME - GlobeNewswire

Orange County, CA, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastline College located just outside of Los Angeles in Orange County, California through innovation, technology, and education, has been a leader in online education and distance learning since it was founded in 1976.  Coastline College has four campuses, yet 80% of these courses have always been offered to students online or in a distance learning format.   Since the spread of the coronavirus became a pandemic, the dynamic has changed disrupting the U.S. education system .  Schools, colleges and universities completely closed across the country while trying to transition to online learning.   However, this contemporary wave of education to online learning is old school for Coastline College. Coastline began as a “College Beyond Walls” over forty years ago, providing flexible education to students ‘where they are’ which is why ‘Anywhere Anytime Learning’ is the College’s new mantra.  Coastline established a fully pioneering and i

LIVE UPDATES: Latest news on coronavirus and higher education - Inside Higher Ed

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Spring Breakers From UT Austin Test Positive March 31, 5:35 p.m. University of Texas at Austin students have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a spring break trip to Mexico. About 70 young adults took a chartered plane to Cabo San Lucas, according to reports from NBC News. Once they returned, 28 tested positive for the virus, all of whom are students at UT Austin. The entire group is now under public health investigation. The university is closely monitoring others who were on the flight. Those with confirmed cases are self-isolating. -- Madeline St. Amour China Postpones Gaokao March 31, 3:40 p.m. China’s high-stakes national college entrance exam, the gaokao , is being postponed by one month, until July, due to the coronavirus, Sixth Tone reported. The Chinese Ministry of Education said it was postponing the nine-hour standardized test to give students whose educations were shifted online extra time to prepare. “Given the different online study conditions a