Friday, June 29, 2012
Each of the scholarship recipients will receive $650 toward their Fall 2012 tuition.
Editor's note: The following is a statement from the Minnesota State College Student Association The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Scholarship Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2012 MSCSA Leadership Scholarship. Seven students attending Minnesota State Colleges and Universities throughout the state were awarded the merit-based scholarship as recognition of their exemplary community and campus leadership in addition to maintaining a superb grade point average (GPA) throughout their academic career. The recipients will each receive $650 towards their Fall 2012 tuition. The seven student recipients include:
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Patch looks back on the events, people and issues that made the headlines last week.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
After his request for a hearing was denied by the House Higher Education Finance Committee was denied, Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL) has asked the Office of the Legislative Auditor to look into potentially "excessive" payouts.
District 39B Rep. Joe Atkins has asked the Office of the Legislative Auditor to look into the allegedly excessive, six-figure retirement payouts received by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials. Atkins' call for an investigation is the result of a KSTP news report that aired earlier this month. According to data provided by KSTP, all 15 of the largest retirement payouts in the past two years to state employees have been to MnSCU officials. Former Inver Hills Community College President Cheryl Frank was among the highest earners, receiving a $153,361 payout when she retired in 2009. The single highest-paid official was James McCormick, a former MnSCU chancellor who earned $319,000 in unused sick pay, vacation time and …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL) requested a legislative hearing to examine the compensation high-level Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials receive.
In advance of a KSTP news report airing on Sunday night, District 39B Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL) has called for an investigation into allegations of excessive payments to retiring Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials. In a letter dated Friday, Nov. 18, to District 10A Rep. Bud Nornes (R), who is the chair of the House's Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, Atkins asks the committee to schedule a hearing to look into KSTP's allegations. The purpose of a hearing, Atkins wrote, would be to examine the compensation that MnSCU officials receive upon retirement, ascertain its size and scope, and determine whether there has been appropriate oversight and transparency relative to these payouts. "In spite of the sizeable sums …
Monday, June 27, 2011
At no point were students on the campus in danger, according to school administrators.
An investigation is pending at Inver Hills Community College after administrators discovered a gun on campus on Monday. Citing student privacy laws, Inver Hills Community College Vice President of Student Affairs Barbara Reed wouldn't comment on whether the gun was loaded, what type of weapon was found or whether the weapon was found in a student's possession. Nor would she say what time the weapon was found, or whether local law enforcement agencies were contacted to assist the school. At no point were students on the campus in danger, Reed said. “We are investigating that, but because a student may have been involved, I really can’t comment because of student privacy,” Reed said. “It appears from what I know that the person was not …
Friday, June 10, 2011
More than 100 employees at the community college may receive layoff notices within the next few days, thanks to a possible state government shut down.
More than 100 Inver Hills Community College employees could receive layoff notices within the next few days, thanks to a possible state government shutdown. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, if the state fails to pass a budget and no alternative solutions are reached to keep Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system operating. In that situation, all the college's staff and faculty will face layoffs, Inver Hills spokesperson Helen Ebert said. That scenario is precisely what Inver Hills President Tim Wynes and the McSCU Board of Trustees hope to avoid. On Wednesday the board approved a resolution to pursue any administrative or other options to schools open in the event of a government shutdown on July 1. That includes seeking a…