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Wash. community college to add bachelor's degree in nursing


  • Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)

Columbia Basin College in Washington state on Thursday received approval to add a bachelor of science degree in nursing beginning in fall 2016. The program is designed to meet the needs of students ti… Read More

First lady launches video contests to boost college enrollment, retention


  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

First lady Michelle Obama is inviting high-school and college students to compete in a new video contest to encourage students to enroll and stay in college. High-school students must submit videos ur… Read More

Interior-design course focuses on needs of individuals with autism


  • Disability Scoop

Students enrolled in a pilot interior-design course at a Florida college are learning how to consider disability in home design. The students specifically are focusing on designing for individuals wit… Read More

How comedy improvisation rules can boost a career


  • Forbes

Comedy improvisation rules, such as knowing the audience and saying "yes" more than saying "no," can help professionals boost their career, career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine writes. She outlines how… Read More