College News Round Up
“Engaged Cornell” Backed By $50 Million Grant
Cornell University is launching a program called “Engaged Cornell” that will offer opportunities for students to incorporate real-world experiences in their course work. As reported by The New York Times, those studying musical traditions might travel to hear the melodies first hand, or take their course reading about workplace diversity to a new level by working with people with disabilities facing unemployment. The program is supported with a $50 million grant from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust.
Apply Now: No Transcript Required
In other college news, Goucher College in Maryland will offer applicants the opportunity to submit a 2-minute video instead of their high school transcript. Those taking up the offer will also be required to submit two pieces of high school work such as research papers or essays.
California To Examine Non-Resident Enrollment
The University of California System will reevaluate the recent push to increase the number of out- of-state students. Non-residents represented a record 30% of those offered admission this year. California, with its recent financial difficulties, has sought the increased revenue that comes from out-of-state students.
U. Miami President To Step Down
Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of health and human services, will step down after this academic year after 14 years as president. Her tenure was marked by a successful 1.4 billion capital campaign as well as a major athletic scandal that led to sanctions.
New Major At U. Maine
University of Maine, Farmington is starting a B.A. in outdoor recreation business administration.