college

2020 Candidates Target College Campuses, Court Young Voters

FILE – In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks to local residents during a stop at the Central Park Coffee Company in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Young voters, many of whom reside in delegate-rich areas of the state and can be powerful multiplying forces if they’re engaged enough to convince friends and family members to…

Amid Rising Anxiety, Colleges Tell Students it’s OK to Fail

WALTHAM, Mass. – A growing number of U.S. colleges are sending a message to students saying it’s OK to fail. Campus mental health officials from Massachusetts to California are trying to normalize failure for students as one way to combat rising rates of anxiety and depression among college students. Bentley University near Boston recently hosted an event inviting students to…

Out and About with Kali: Week of March 18

College planning, beer and cookies, a lesson in planting succulents, and a fun daddy/daughter date caught event specialist, Kali Trautman’s eye when she was planning out her segment this week! Check out some of the fun events happening throughout the region this week, in the interview and links below. Wednesday, March 20 – College Planning Workshop, Sioux Falls, SD EGE College Solutions…

DSU Debuts “Campus Watch” Program

       MADISON, S.D.- On college campuses across the country a big concern is safety, especially when students are out and about late in the evening. Staff at Dakota State University in Madison are taking a proactive approach to keep people safe. Juniors Nathan Kramer and Ezra Chona have always made it a top priority to look out for their friends…

Snow Expected For Holiday Travel Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the nation, 54 million people are travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. In our area, snow is expected to impact busy interstates that many college students will drive to head back to campus. As loved ones say goodbye after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to hit the road. However, experts say be careful. The National Weather…

GOP Plan Expands College Savings Plans To Cover K-12 Costs

A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children’s college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans’ tax plan allows parents to use up to $10,000 each year from 529 education savings accounts to pay for public, private and home school…

Morningside College To Cut Some Programs, Staff Positions

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Officials say Morningside College in Sioux City plans to eliminate some degree programs. Majors and minors will be phased out in several subject areas, including music, philosophy, physics and theater. The programs have few students and were chosen for elimination after a task force evaluation of all 135 academic programs. The reductions are projected to…

Criminal Justice Student Eligible For Tuition Restitution

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have been ordered to pay restitution to more than 1,200 criminal justice students. The for-profit schools in Woodbury were found in violation of the state’s deceptive trade practices law. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools in 2014 claiming that many criminal justice students were surprised to find out their degree…