Around the industry: CSU to move classes off campus during Republican National Convention
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- Ohio: Cleveland State University (CSU) will not have classes on campus during the Republican National Convention taking place in the city next week. Professors must find alternative ways to teach during the first week of CSU's eight-week second summer session. The decision was made because of traffic and parking restrictions around campus during the convention, according to CSU spokesperson Will Dube. The plan will affect about 1,700 students (Farkas, The Plain Dealer, 7/11).
- New Mexico: San Juan College (SJC) is exploring a new degree program for helicopter flight training. The college is developing a request for proposals document for companies interested in partnering to operate the program, which could launch as early as the spring of 2017. The program would be similar to an airline pilot program that SJC and Mesa Airlines operated from 1989 to 2010 (Kellogg, Albuquerque Journal, 7/11).
- Virginia: Sweet Briar College expects 175 new students when it opens for the fall semester. That figure increases total enrollment but falls short of targets for the first recruiting season after the college nearly closed last summer. The college said it received a record 1,390 applications (Inside Higher Ed, 7/12).