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'We Have Allowed Community Colleges To Become Separate And Unequal'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.06.2014 | College

Vladimir de Jesus is an art major at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. After six years in school, he still doesn't yet have an associate's...

Opening the Doors of Elite College: What It'll Take

Lillian Zepeda | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Lillian Zepeda

When I transferred to NYU, my dream college, the experience was starkly different. Catering to traditional students -- younger than I was, financially dependent upon parents and without children -- NYU fell short in addressing my needs.

Astoria Characters: The Whiz Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Students at Zoe's school typically take five years to graduate, earning not only a high school diploma but also an associate degree from LaGuardia. Zoe, one of the younger students, is squeezing everything into four years.

Valerie Jarrett: Small Businesses Embody the Spirit That Makes America Great

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.02.2013 | Small Business
Valerie Jarrett

Supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs has been a priority for President Obama since Day One of his administration. Why? Because he knows small businesses are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States.

No Such Thing as a Snow Day for Entrepreneurs -- And That's a Good Thing!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

Entrepreneurs need to keep in mind that it's up to them to make things happen for their business and not let every day bumps in the road throw them off course.

Astoria Characters: The Wheelchair Gardener

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kaman Fong, along with other gardeners, is working on a waste-to-energy project she conceived that is designed to turn compost into low-cost and clean, sustainable energy.

Community Colleges Try Innovative Ways to Improve Retention, Completion and Transfer Rates

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Liz Willen

(Inver Hills Community College in Minn.) By Casey Selix of MinnPost and Liz Willen of The Hechinger Report This is the time of year Inver Hills Com...

Astoria Characters: The Waiter in the Wings

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Crooning "Sta Dosa Ola," Antonis Armeftis, true to the title of the Greek pop tune, gives customers at Michael's Restaurant everything -- a menu and an invitation to his next show.