Higher Education

Food Pantries Open At Two Community Colleges

Sep 28, 2016
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A growing number of community colleges in Connecticut are opening food pantries to serve not only their students, but also part-time faculty. Tunxis and Middlesex Community Colleges have both just launched pantries.

Courtesy of St. John's University

St. John’s University on Long Island has sold its waterfront campus on the South Shore for $22 million to an India-based nonprofit education group.

Courtesy of University of maine

College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states.

Sean Flynn / University of Connecticut/Facebook

According to enrollment figures released on Tuesday, the University of Connecticut will welcome its largest first-year class ever, a record 5,100 students.  

Debt-Laden Dowling College Is Offically Shutting Down

Aug 11, 2016
Frank Eltman / AP

A Long Island college drowning in debt will soon be closing its doors.

Dowling College has filed papers with state and federal regulators to officially shut down. This comes after last week’s unanimous vote by Dowling’s Board of Trustees to close the college.