[21 Dec 2014 | No Comments | ]
Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Among trajectories for community college students, Mr. Rifino’s path is decidedly out of the ordinary. Of the full-time students who started at LaGuardia in 2008, as he did, less than 17 percent graduated within three years. Only a quarter of LaGuardia students complete their associate degree in six years, a figure that is high for urban community colleges.

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[21 Dec 2014 | No Comments | ]
Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Among trajectories for community college students, Mr. Rifino’s path is decidedly out of the ordinary. Of the full-time students who started at LaGuardia in 2008, as he did, less than 17 percent graduated within three years. Only a quarter of LaGuardia students complete their associate degree in six years, a figure that is high for urban community colleges.

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comments | ]
2 NOVA Students Chosen as Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise

Two students at Northern Virginia Community College have been selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholars. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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[28 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]
College Newspaper Responds to Letter to Students About How Not to Get Raped

Though precautions are beneficial, we must remember that sober victims also exist. Correlation and causation differ greatly; this correlation between the two factors — alcohol consumption and sexual assault — does not mean that one causes the other. Addressing it alongside sexual misconduct without explicitly underscoring this distinction runs the risk of victim-blaming by insinuating that these atrocities would not have happened had they been sober.

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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced additional appointments to his administration, including a NOVA employee.

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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]
VDOT Closures for Thanksgiving Week

HOV lane closures and traffic headaches you may want to avoid.

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[19 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]
Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

The presentation will focus on the long-term relationships that humans have had with plants. She will discuss the four plants Michael Pollan mentioned in his book, “The Botany of Desire.” Building on his plants-eye-view of the world, Williams will describe other plants that we find especially attractive, such as those that have or represent beauty, control, intoxication, nourishment and sweetness.

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]

More than 8,600 Virginia high school students will have the opportunity and guidance to apply to college. Virginia College Application Week is part of a national initiative designed to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comments | ]
New Scholarships Available to STEM Students

STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges, is designed to provide scholarships as well as real-world work and research experiences that foster community college retention in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year institution.

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