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Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

New rules go into effect today for any school with a career-training program. Graduates have to be able to earn enough money to repay their student loans, or a school risks losing access to financial aid.
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Mid-South Community College Becomes Part of ASU System

Mid-South Community College has officially become Arkansas State University Mid-South and the newest member of the ASU System.
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OBU Names Charles Wright Interim President

Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia has named Charles Wright, the university's retired dean of fine arts, to be interim president while it seeks a replacement for Rex Horne, who will leave the university at the end of the month.
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Hutchinson Names 3 to Arkansas Board of Education

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has made three appointments, including a top Wal-Mart official, to the board which governs education in Arkansas. read more >

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ASU Hosts STEM Education Conference

The Arkansas State University Delta STEM Education Center and the Colleges of Science and Mathematics and Education and Behavioral Science will host a STEM Leadership Conference for K-12 Teachers on Friday, July 10, at the Delta Center for Economic Development. read more >

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees. read more >

Three Schools Receive $3.1 Million in Grants

Three priority schools have been selected to receive approximately $3.1 million in federal School Improvement Grants for the upcoming school year. read more >

Here's the New UALR Trojans Logo

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock this morning unveiled its athletic department logos. Chasse Conque, the UALR athletic director, said a new Trojans website will also go live at noon. read more >

Diane Gilleland on the 'Dramatic Change' of a Diverse Board of Directors

Diane Gilleland, an adjunct professor at UALR and an independent director for Navient Corp., talks to Arkansas Business about how the company worked to achieve more diversity on its board of directors. read more >

Author James Patterson Gives Money to Berryville Middle School, Others

James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate. read more >

Memorial Scholarship Created at Arkansas State University

The family, friends and colleagues of a former Arkansas State University journalism instructor have endowed a memorial scholarship in her honor following her death. read more >

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?” read more >

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