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Local colleges receive donated laptops to help with students’ technology | News

TOPPENISH, WA – With the ongoing impact of COVID-19 driving a shift towards on-line learning and the consequent need for students to have access to computers, Heritage University is one of three colleges in the Tri-Cities and Yakima areas which recently received a donation of laptops from Cadwell Industries, a medical device manufacturer based in Kennewick, Wash.

Cadwell Industries was thrilled to have the opportunity to help students in the Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley advance their education through providing a total of 90 laptops to WSU Tri-Cities, Heritage University and Columbia Basin College. A significant portion of students pursuing degrees at these institutions are first-generation college attendees that are especially challenged finding access to the technology needed to pursue their degree ambitions on-line. The donated laptops will be loaned to students who need them through the library system at each institution.

“The need for computers has been especially acute this

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Caltech, other colleges drop SAT and ACT from admissions decisions

But Caltech won’t even consider those tests in the selection of its next two entering classes. It is in the vanguard of a small but growing movement to eliminate the ACT and SAT from admission decisions. The immense educational disruptions of the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially shortages of seats at testing centers, have fueled the development.

Others experimenting with this approach include the University of California at Berkeley and some other UC campuses, Reed College in Oregon, the California State University System and Washington State University. Catholic University, in D.C., said this year it will omit test scores in admissions from now on.

These schools are taking a more radical stance than the “test-optional” movement, which allows applicants to choose whether to send scores. Instead, these schools are declaring themselves “test-blind” or “test-free.”

Nikki Kahealani Chun, director of undergraduate admissions for Caltech, said the 2,200-student school in Pasadena has never

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Computer courses, requirements, universities and colleges offering in Kenya

a desk with a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Computer courses, requirements, universities and colleges offering in Kenya

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Computer courses, requirements, universities and colleges offering in Kenya

Computer programmers and IT experts are in high demand in Kenya now than ever before. As recession-proof jobs, a career or a skill in IT allows you to be innovative, develop, and troubleshoot different types of technologies. While many people think a degree in computer programming or IT is only for the more experienced individuals, they are wrong. Anybody can enroll for computer courses in Kenya.

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Whether it is coding or computer science, you do not need any experience to learn a technology course and become good at it. Besides, a certification in this field will open up many opportunities for you to work in various sectors of the economy.

Kenya has many colleges and universities that are offering many computer courses with different entry levels. Regardless of your pass marks, you will

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Pamplin Media Group – University included in magazine’s 2021 ‘Best Colleges’

George Fox makes improvements in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in multiple categories

George Fox University was recognized recently in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” issue.

George Fox ranked 227th overall in the ‘Best National Universities’ grouping, an improvement of 19 from the previous year. Colleges must provide a variety of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to be included in the rankings.

A 2020 survey of college presidents, provosts and admissions deans asked faculty to vote for schools with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. George Fox ranked 61st on the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list, tying with notable institutions such as Cornell and Columbia. The university’s engineering program was acknowledged in the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” rankings. The school improved 15 spots in a year, placing 60th out of 220. All programs on the list are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


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Colleges, universities should watch Google career certificate program

  • Google’s new Career Certificates program is changing higher education by offering a new alternative to traditional university degrees.
  • Students are now facing an increasing number of options for higher education and universities will need to decide how to adapt to a changing market. 
  • Adam Weinberg is the president of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Google recently announced its Google Career Certificates program, and it’s making waves in the pond of higher education. Among its other ambitious undertakings, Google is starting to act like a university, offering short, profession-specific credentials that can be completed in as little as six months.

Want to become a Data Analyst or a UX Designer? How about a Project Manager? Google Career Certificates provides a pathway to these well-paying jobs — no college degree necessary.


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