At Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Alex West was all-state in track, captain of the soccer team, first-chair saxophone in the band, all while he maintained a 3.94 grade-point average and got a 33 on the ACT. He was very interested in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for its engineering program. But he says U. of I. didn’t give him any scholarship money — he knows of just one student in his class at Whitney Young, one of the top schools in Chicago, who received any kind of academic scholarship from U. of I., Illinois’ flagship state university. That was his class valedictorian. And Case Western Reserve University, a private college in Cleveland, offered him $27,000 a year in academic scholarships. He thought the engineering program at U. of I. was better. But the money Case Western offered made going there far less expensive, even with Illinois’ in-state tuition. So West, now 20, decided on Case Western, where he’s a junior. And he says … [Read more...] about Why Chicago-area high school students are leaving Illinois for college
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A private university plans to bring a true college-campus vibe to Surprise, with amenities like collegiate sports expected as soon as this fall and dormitories within a year.Surprise and Ottawa University officials announced Friday that the non-profit Christian university based in Kansas will develop a 35-acre campus next to the city's civic center. The campus will be one of the biggest additions to the northwest Valley suburb's ambitions to grow a downtown from raw desert."Today, Surprise is a college town," Mayor Sharon Wolcott said at the dedication event.Wolcott said higher-education options give "us another shot at keeping (students) here." Additional skilled, young workers will stimulate business opportunities in the West Valley, she said.The university aims to enroll 250 students by August and plans to house 3,000 residential students in the next 10 years, according to President Kevin Eichner. Eichner said he expects the first … [Read more...] about Surprise aims to become ‘college town’ with Ottawa University expansion
As one college campus closes in Peoria, another is growing its enrollment.Trine University shuttered in June after afour-year run and $2.4 million in city funding. But Huntington University, also with city incentives, is gearing up.Huntington University opened with 18 students as it put the finishing touches on its spa-turned-university building last year. The private liberal-arts institution anchored in Indiana expects to begin its second year of classes with about 100 students on Aug. 28.Huntington sees its competitive edge as offering degrees that aren't widely available in Arizona. The school added an animation major, completing its lineup in broadcast media, graphic design and film production, which is the largest program. Peoria leaders are monitoring Huntington's performance after the city entered into a seven-year agreement to develop the campus near Loop 101 and Bell Road in 2015. The city could reimburse … [Read more...] about Peoria’s Huntington University for digital media arts grows enrollment
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns? ByJacqui Shine Aug. 11, 2018 GRINNELL The shop’s name stems from a term of derision for the teetotaling, lecture-friendly Congregationalists who settled the town in the 1850s. Those days are long over. Grinnellians now tend to keep any impulse to hector one of their neighbors under wraps. Pete Brownell, a well-known and well-liked local philanthropist, sometimes stops by Saints Rest for coffee on his way to work. He and his wife, Helen Redmond, have supported many projects in town, including a public library renovation and a residency program run by a local artists’ collective. He is also the third-generation C.E.O. of Brownells, a major firearms company whose headquarters are here, which calls itself the … [Read more...] about How Civil Must America Be?
Arika Herron Indianapolis Star Published 9:10 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 Several years ago, Butler University set a goal to grow its incoming classes to 1,175 students. This weekend, the picturesque midtown campus will welcome more than 1,300 incoming freshmen. "Right about March, maybe even earlier, we started looking at some of the counts saying, 'It could be,'" said Lori Greene, Butler's vice president of enrollment management. A record-setting class was not necessarily the goal for Butler this year, but it will be the reality. And it's not the only private school in Marion County with record numbers of students enrolling for the fall semester. At a time when enrollment in colleges and universities has been trending downward nationally, some area private colleges are bucking the trend that has been troubling similar institutions across the country. Butler University, Marian University and the University of Indianapolis are … [Read more...] about As college enrollment trends down nationally, local schools welcome record-setting classes