Meetings watch: New Mexico Higher Education Department

What: New Mexico Higher Education Department officials will meet with representatives of eastern New Mexico colleges and universities Where: Clovis Community College When: 8 a.m. today Why: Representatives of eastern New Mexico colleges and universities will present their capital outlay requests. Officials from Clovis Community, which has no request, will give a short presentation at […]

College courses sign of poor education

By Walter E. Williams: syndicated columnist Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents’ and taxpayers’ money is going for at far too many “institutions of higher learning.” At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory course for some freshmen is “The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie.” It’s […]

Education feature: Officials say timing important when applying for college

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Clovis High School senior Mary Cate Burns, right, receives help Wednesday from senior class councilor Diane Tunnell at the school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Procrastination and college preparation don’t mix, according to many college officials. The bulk of college deadlines for the fall semester have already passed, college officials […]

CCC president one of five finalists for state department

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of five finalists to lead the newly created Higher Education Department, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The other four finalists for Higher Education Secretary position are: • James Fries, former president, College of Santa Fe • Carmen Gonzales, […]

Feminists overreacting to new guideline

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Title IX, the 1972 federal law mandating equal opportunity for females in high school and college sports, has helped spur huge changes. But its supporters have trouble believing their eyes. Despite the enormous gains for female athletes, they act as though the gains could be erased overnight. They are currently […]

Higher education sliding into mediocrity

by Walter Williams Last week’s column discussed the sad and tragic state of affairs in higher education. According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it’s worse than I thought. Let me share just a few of them. One person wrote that he knows an elementary school teacher and said, “She believed, […]

Scholarship changes opposed

By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — A year ago, New Mexico’s House Finance Committee proposed new requirements for the Lottery Success Scholarship that would make it more difficult for college students to obtain dollars for tuition. The plan called for raising the required grade-point average from 2.5 to 3.0. The committee also recommended the dollars become available […]