Category: Drug

Owning their pasts, students look to a future in homelessness services

Lying in bed at night, Earl Williams wondered what his future would be. From his top bunk, No. 133A, in the men’s shelter on 38th Street in South Los Angeles, he stared up at the white rafters.

With the world out of sight, anything seemed possible — until his fears kicked in.

He prayed. He thought of his new friends. He repeated words of encouragement that had come his way, but they were sometimes hard to believe.

The men around him snored, they moaned, they whispered among themselves. Beds creaked, and the smells of weed, even meth, reached him like

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Harper launches new drone technology program: Harper College

Harper College is launching a new Drone Technology and Applications certificate program in the spring 2021 semester that will help prepare traditional
students, career professionals and enthusiasts alike for a growing industry and increasingly
diversified job opportunities.

Drone popularity is surging nationwide, with some projections pointing to a tenfold
increase in the industry’s value over the next decade, Associate Professor Mukila
Maitha said. Drone technology is being used in fields as diverse as agriculture, utilities
inspection, public safety, search and rescue, mapping and surveying, insurance, mining,
real estate, and cinematography.

Harper’s certificate program (see video) will begin with a

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College programs in prisons adapt to COVID

The benefits of college programs in prisons are well documented. Research shows that postsecondary programs can reduce recidivism while improving morale and safety in facilities and increasing post-incarceration job prospects. Support for prison education has grown in recent years, as has support for allowing inmates to access federal financial aid, which was banned in 1994.

But just as colleges and universities had to drastically adjust their instruction when the coronavirus pandemic exploded in March, so too did higher education programs in prisons.

Prisons have been, along with nursing homes and meatpacking plants, hit incredibly hard by COVID-19. Limited space and

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Tribal colleges are innovating this fall but will still need long-term support

Charles M. Roessel, the president of Diné College, was worried in June.

Summer enrollment at the tribal college in Arizona was down 60 percent. Fall enrollment was down 70 percent. And it was easy to understand why: the college serves the Navajo Nation, which was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The area where the main campus is located was hit by the virus even harder than the rest of the reservation.

“We started thinking the worst,” Roessel said.

Then, a few weeks before the semester began, the college’s phones started ringing. Diné was getting 200 calls per day

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Colleges furlough more employees

The beginning of September marked the start of long-term furloughs for many colleges. After widespread budget slashing and subsequent furloughs in April, a second wave of revenue shortfalls is sweeping colleges as they attempt to safely reopen for in-person classes and, in some cases, abruptly reverse course.

Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees last week approved a furlough plan that will impact hundreds of employees. Between Sept. 1 and June 30 of next year, more than 700 Winthrop employees will be required to take between two and 20 furlough days, depending on their position, according to Winthrop spokesperson Monica

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