Faculty Senate president said growing online enrollment comes with challenges. By Sergio Medina [email protected] The Alamo Colleges’ online tuition rates will decrease for out-of-district students from $215 to $170 per credit hour in the fall. The new rate, or eRate, which was approved by the board of trustees March 19, will apply only to out-of-district students exclusively taking online courses. Tuition will not change for those physically attending the colleges — $99 per credit hour for in-district, $215 per credit hour for out-of-district and $466 per credit hour for international students. Tuition rates for online courses for in-district, non-Texas residents and international students will not change, remaining at $99 per credit hour for in-district and $466 per credit hour for non-Texas residents and international students. In an interview April 15, Faculty Senate President Lennie Irvin said the reason for the decrease is to make the district more … [Read more...] about Lower online-only tuition rate coming in fall
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Josh Pippins expected to be out of college and a few years into his career by now. Instead, he's just wrapping up his junior year at the University of Texas at Arlington.When he came to UTA three years ago, Pippins, of Arlington, had taken two years of classes at Tarrant County College's Southeast campus. He planned to knock out many of his degree requirements at a lower-cost community college before transferring to the university. Advisers at TCC had shown him which classes there would likely transfer to UTA, and he expected to arrive on campus as a junior.But when the time came to transfer, advisers at UTA told Pippins that so few of his course credits from TCC would carry over that he would need to start over again as a freshman."It was very frustrating," Pippins said.Pippins, 24, is one of thousands of Texas college students who transfer each year. Many of them, like Pippins, lose credit for courses they took in community colleges. In some cases, those community college courses … [Read more...] about Course Transfer Process Causes Headaches, Delays Graduation for Texas College Students
The Dallas Bar Association recently elected its incoming board. Laura Benitez Geisler of the Geisler Law Firm will lead the association in 2019. When she is sworn in as the 110th president on Jan. 12, she will be the first Hispanic member to assume the role.Board officers include Robert Tobey of Johnston Tobey Baruch, president-elect; Aaron Tobin of Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton, first vice president; Karen McCloud of Karen D. McCloud, second vice president; Ashlei Gradney of Gradney P.C., secretary/treasurer; and Michael K. Hurst of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, immediate past president.Board directors are Vicki D. Blanton, Jonathan Childers, Chalon Clark, Sakina Rasheed Foster, Charles Gearing, Rocio García Espinoza, Hon. Martin Hoffman (68th District Court), Krisi Kastl, Bill Mateja, Hon. Audrey Moorehead (judge-elect County Criminal Court 3), Kathryne Morris, Cheryl Camin Murray, Erin Nowell (judge-elect Fifth District Court of Appeals), Javier Perez, Sarah Rogers, Mary Scott, … [Read more...] about Hello Cynthia Izaguirre, bye Fil Alvarado; hotel awards; Dallas Bar’s new officers; author Nnedi Okorafor comes to Highland Park; and more
Many have tried; few have succeeded. But the latest political phenom thinks he’ll be more effective at courting young voters. by Justin Miller Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 10:55 am CST With the Retama Auditorium filled to capacity, hundreds of students packed outside the entrance, hoping to get a glimpse of Beto O’Rourke as he swung through the University of Texas at San Antonio campus. Spontaneous “Be-to!” chants rang out as organizers waded through the crowd to register people to vote. Amid the sea of Beto signs, someone held up a sign reading “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.” When O’Rourke showed up outside the auditorium to make a quick speech before heading in, the overflow crowd erupted with deafening cheers, and phones shot into the air to take video. He urged students to use Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook to tell their friends to vote. “His target group is us,” Nigel Aung-Myint, a senior studying math and … [Read more...] about Can Beto O’Rourke Harness the Elusive Power of the College Student Vote?
The Southwest Jewish Congress will celebrate exceptional women, men and young adults with the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award, Stan Golden Men of Action Award, Future Inspiring Women Award and Future Men of Action Award at a dinner at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 6 at Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 S. Lamar St. WFAA-TV Sportscaster Dale Hansen will be the speaker and co-emcees are Sylvia Komatsu of KERA and John McCaa of WFAA-TV.Tickets are $75 per person; $150 for priority seating; and $45 for students. To order, call Susan Myers at 214-361-0018 or visit swjc.org.DALLASDallas CASA receives grantGov. Greg Abbott's office has given a grant of $61,000 to Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to create a pilot training program that will educate Dallas CASA volunteers on advocating for victims of human sex trafficking, a growing threat to the safety of children and teens. Dallas CASA has already begun work on developing the training and … [Read more...] about Candidate forum in Irving, 9/11 events in Dallas and Prosper, driver license office now in Flower Mound