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Amazon partners with L.A. community colleges for cloud computing program

August 9, 2018 |

Starting as early as this fall, students around Los Angeles will have the opportunity to learn to code in one of the biggest software growth areas: cloud computing, an increasingly popular online-based technology that is used for data analytics and file storage.

That’s due to a partnership announced…

L.A. Times – Business

Some colleges accept a share of students’ future salary instead of tuition

July 21, 2018 |

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Norwich University in Vermont announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract,…

L.A. Times – Business

Job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges has quadrupled in size

May 10, 2018 |

Almost 1.5 million foreign students have been allowed to stay and work in the United States after graduation as part of a work permit program that now is larger than the controversial H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers, according to a new report.

The number of students in the science,…

L.A. Times – Business

Beyonce Plans Major Donations to Black Colleges

April 17, 2018 |

Beyonce plans to make some generous donations to the historically black colleges she honored in her headline performance at Coachella Saturday. The singer’s BeyGOOD initiative will award $ 100,000 through its new Homecoming Scholars Award program to four institutions, the Los Angeles Times reports. One student each at Xavier University…

Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges, study finds

November 9, 2017 |

Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98% of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

The study by the Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date…

L.A. Times – Business

Hunger is a bigger problem than you think at America’s colleges

October 28, 2017 |

Many students at colleges and universities across the nation aren’t just hungry for knowledge. They’re hungry for food. And they need help.
FOX News

Colleges must prepare students better for post-graduation jobs, Gallup report says

December 29, 2016 |

Alicia Mendoza was working two part-time jobs when she transferred into Northeastern Illinois University. Swamped with work, school and a daily commute, bolstering her resume with something extra was the last thing on her mind.

She thought getting good grades was enough to land her a job after…

L.A. Times – Business

Hackers Holding College’s Computers for Ransom

November 30, 2016 |

Hackers attempted to hold computers at one Canadian college hostage for $ 28,500 on Tuesday, the Register reports. According to CBC , Carleton University was hit with a ransomware attack from an unknown source. “Any system accessible from the main network, that is Windows based, may have been compromised,” the university…