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Recruitment and retention initiatives boost state university enrollments

Enrollment of new students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education increased by 22 percent this fall at the 32 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, according to a new report presented to the Board of Trustees. These groups include students of color, low-income students and students whose parents did not attend college.
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Scholarships for minority chemistry students available from American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON – The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is now accepting applications from African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students who are pursuing or intend to pursue degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology or related majors.
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Nimco Ahmed named Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow

Nimco Ahmed named Humphrey Institute Policy FellowNimco Ahmed, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, has been named a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She is one of 37 individuals selected for the 2009-2010 program.
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Students scare up 10,000 pound donation for foodshelf

Students scare up 10,000 pound donation for foodshelf Admission Possible students weren’t looking for candy when they knocked on doors across the Twin Cities on October 31. They were searching for cans of peas, rolls of paper towels and packets of Ramen. More than 750 staff and students in the college access program went “trick-or-treating” for canned goods in 13 metro neighborhoods to support Minnesota’s Emergency Foodshelf Network.
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Chatman recipient of the ISU Alumni Achievement Award

Chatman recipient of the ISU Alumni Achievement AwardCheryl Troutman Chatman, executive vice president and dean of diversity at Concordia University (St. Paul, Minn.), has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. The award was established in 1992 to recognize alumni for meritorious service and/or distinguished achievements of College of Human Sciences graduates in areas such as business and industry, education, family and consumer sciences, and health. She was recognized at a university-wide ceremony on Oct. 17.
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Author lets his fans choose next book cover

Author lets his fans choose next book coverVincent Taylor, the author of the popular Cornbread series, is allowing teachers, parents, and students all of the country to choose the next book cover for his upcoming November release entitled Cornbread Faces the School Bully. That’s only half of the treat. He’s also giving two free autographed books to the two schools in each state with the highest number of votes.
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Minneapolis Board of Education announces superintendent search process

The Minneapolis Board of Education at a meeting on October 13 announced preliminary steps in the process to select a new superintendent for the 2010-11 school year. In July 2009, Superintendent William Green announced that he would not seek a renewal of his contract, which will expire on June 30, 2010.
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