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For College Grads, Jobs Outlook Better but Far From Great

After a promising start earlier this year, US job growth slowed for a third month in April with just 115000 jobs added and the unemployment rate dipping slightly to 8.1 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and outlook for college grads with Brandeis University’s Catherine Mann and Drexel University’s Paul Harrington.

Great Expectations at Tyler

Students who grow up in the foster care system may face unique challenges that can make it extremely difficult to attend college. Created specifically for Virginia’s Community Colleges, Great Expectations provides financial and academic support to students affiliated with the Virginia foster care system. This video captures some of the stark realities of growing up […]

James Monroe, 5th US President, 1817-1825

James Monroe, 5th US President, 1817-1825 Image by Tony Fischer Photography The President during the Era of Good Feeling was James Monroe. The last of the Virginia Dynasty, he lived nearby Madison and Jefferson. Monroe’s parents had significant land holdings but little money. Like his parents, he was a slaveholder. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, […]

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WAYN_AN001_1892_0001 Image by Greene Connections Photograph of Waynesburg College, Class of 1892. Pictured [Left-Right]: STANDING – E. S. Campbell, Enoch Miller Everly, Rev. John Baldwin Miller, Eli Franklin Ray, Dr. William Mestrezat Hudson, Clarence O. Morris, Dennis Kelley Smith, Thomas Spencer Crago; SITTING – James Madison Roberts, Dr. Alanson Filer Bort Morris, Mary (Pitcock) Biddle […]