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Ilene Olson

Credential review process didn’t target journalism instructor, college attorney says

Accusations that a credential review process at Northwest College inappropriately targeted the journalism instructor because of stories that appeared in the student-run newspaper were strongly refuted by the college’s attorney last week.

Some of Deirdre Cozzens’ fondest memories are events she and her family attended at the Ralston Clubhouse.

Journalism instructor files grievance over credential review

A Northwest College journalism instructor is questioning whether he and the student-run newspaper he advises are being treated unfairly by college administrators who haven’t liked some of the paper’s coverage.

Together, we will be able to weather the coming storm

There’s been an abundance of bad news on the local and state economic fronts lately. State, county, city and college revenues are down, and there’s no telling when the picture will brighten.

Voluntary early retirement incentive programs for Northwest College faculty and staff are among the strategies being considered to help reduce the college’s expenses by $2 million. 

Rural hospitals in the United States are struggling, partly due to increased federal requirements and decreased federal reimbursements.

A discussion last month about the possibility of Wyoming participating in the federal Refugee Resettlement Program was a good step in the right direction.

This is a tough time for rural hospitals.

Doug McMillan, chief executive officer at West Park Hospital in Cody, said more than 100 rural hospitals have closed in the past 10 years.

Bertine Bahige describes himself as “one of the unlucky boys” who was captured by a militia and forced to serve as a child soldier in the Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire.

The last part of a school year is a stressful time for students, teachers and administrators at any college. This year, that’s particularly true at Northwest College, where recent projections indicate a $2.3 million shortfall in revenue for the 2016-17 school year.

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