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U. of Phoenix anticipates accreditation trouble

Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Sarah Pavlus 1 Comment

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

The University of Phoenix disclosed late Tuesday that it may be put “on notice” by the organization that accredits the for-profit college. (more…)

Amid online education wave, a rural college chooses face-to-face programs

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 4 Comments

As online higher education programs grab headlines across the country, one rural community college in Arizona fought for – and won – the ability to offer more campus-based degree programs to its students. (more…)

University of Phoenix fought against community college expansion

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 8 Comments

From a University of Phoenix web ad.

The University of Phoenix played a key role in defeating legislation that would have allowed community colleges in Arizona to offer low-priced bachelor’s degree programs, interviews and state records show. (more…)

For-profit university targets community college students

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 2 Comments

The University of Phoenix plans to roll out more than 100 new partnerships with community colleges in the coming year – a strategy that, if successful, will provide a much-needed financial and reputational boost to the nation’s largest for-profit school.

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Calif. cracks down on aid to for-profit colleges

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 3 Comments

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

California lawmakers dealt a blow to the for-profit college industry last week by disqualifying poorly performing schools from a key state financial aid program. (more…)

In California, a for-profit college battles for tax dollars

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 2 Comments

The University of Phoenix campus in Washington, D.C. The American Independent.

The nation’s largest for-profit college is aggressively lobbying against a proposal in California that would disqualify it and other proprietary schools from a key state financial aid program. (more…)

Private water industry defends ALEC membership

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus 8 Comments

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An influential trade association representing companies that provide water services to one in four Americans says it will continue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that has worked with the energy industry to create loophole-filled water protections and opposes federal oversight of fracking. (more…)

Private water companies partner with fracking lobby

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by Sarah Pavlus No Comments

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Two of the country’s largest private water utility companies are participants in a massive lobbying effort to expand controversial shale gas drilling — a heavy industrial activity that promises to enrich the water companies but may also put drinking water resources at risk. (more…)