Entries in On Campus by Lydia Emmanouilidou
For the first time in decades, inmates at federal and state institutions are using federal grants to pursue college degrees while serving out their sentences. Research shows that participating in college programs can improve prisoners' lives after release, as well as benefit the communities to which they return. But, under the new administration, the fate of the program is uncertain.
According to a recent study by the Stanford History Education Group, most students – from middle school all the way through college – are unable to tell real news from fake news or advertisements. These findings have academics on edge. At college campuses around the country, librarians are now partnering with faculty to address this new reality.
For many Americans, community college is key to a better life. But getting to campuses not accessible by public transportation can present a challenge for low-income students who can’t afford a car or other means of transportation. One community college in Massachusetts has found an innovative way to ensure students can get to class.