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House, Senate budgets reduce Northam's free community college planHouse, Senate Budgets Reduce Northam's Free Community College Plan
"A free community college program for low- and middle-income students sought by Gov. Ralph Northam faces cuts and changes under the budget plans advancing through the legislature," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: Del. Luke Torian, D-Prince William, is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. (Bob Brown/Times-Dispatch)



NVCC President Anne KressNOVA's New President Wants To Raise Its Profile. She Lays Out Her Vision In Her First Interview.
"On Northern Virginia Community College’s first day of classes this semester, Anne Kress set out to visit all six of the school’s campuses as its new president...That 14-hour day came about four months after Kress secured the appointment through a national search... Now five weeks in as NOVA’s sixth president, she’s beginning to put plans in place, to elevate the school’s profile in this region," reports the Washington Business Journal.

Photo: Anne Kress is Northern Virginia Community College's new president. (Photo courtesy of NVCC.)



Lance Collins, Dean of Engineering, Cornell UniversityFirst Chief of Virginia Tech’s ‘Innovation Campus’ in D.C. Area Comes From Cornell
"The campus that Virginia Tech plans for the Potomac riverfront, linking graduate education with high-tech industry, resembles a venture Cornell University built in New York for much the same purpose. Now, the public university is hiring a senior official from Cornell to lead what Virginia Tech calls the Innovation Campus," reportsThe Washington Post.

Photo: Lance R. Collins, dean of engineering at Cornell University. (Lindsay France/Cornell University).


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