Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “There is no firm sale in place at this time, so no decision has been made regarding any particular campus,” said attorney Robert T. Glickman of the US-based law firm McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., which is representing Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) LLC, the parent company of Argosy University. “Before any decision could be made, it would have to be presented to the [federal] Court and all parties would be able to object,” Glickman said last Friday, in response to Samoa News questions last week on whether DECH has plans to sell or close other Argosy campuses across the US, including the Hawaii campus, which oversees the American Samoa branch. Last month the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio placed DECH under federal receivership, following a complaint and request filed by Digital Media Solutions (DMC) LLC, accusing DECH of failing to pay outstanding debts of more than $250,000. Named as defendants are … [Read more...] about “No decision made” on closure of any Argosy University campus
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Rachel Leingang Arizona Republic Published 7:27 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 Facing financial woes and accreditation issues, Argosy University campuses across the country have not paid millions in promised financial aid to students this semester. Students at the private, nonprofit university told The Arizona Republic they're missing mortgage payments, going without books required for classes and skipping grocery runs. In all, more than $9 million in financial aid has not been distributed to students, a court-appointed receiver said, and it's unclear where the money is. Cynthia Morgan, a doctoral student in professional psychology at Argosy in Phoenix, said she has not received about $11,000 in scholarships and federal loans she's owed. She's been waiting since December for a stipend payment for an alumni scholarship she was promised. Because she hasn't received the money, she was late on her January mortgage payment. She wrote a bad check to her … [Read more...] about Argosy University is withholding financial aid. Students can’t pay bills.
Two Nottingham Trent University students have died in a crash. Philippa Bertram, 20, from Darlington and Rebecca Ward, 22, from Worcester were travelling on the A628, Woodhead Pass near Barnsley on Saturday, December 15, when they were involved in a collision. At around 1.30pm their white Fiat 500 was involved in a crash with a blue Mini Cooper. South Yorkshire Police confirmed the final year Fashion Marketing and Branding students had died on Wednesday, December 19. Their families have released statements in which they have paid tribute to the two women. Philippa Bertram’s family said: “Our precious daughter Philippa has been suddenly taken from us. She was our world and our joy and we were so proud of her, but our lives have been shattered by what has happened.” "She was in her final year at Nottingham Trent University. Becky will be greatly missed by her family, boyfriend and many friends.” Professor Eunice Simmons, deputy vice-chancellor at Nottingham Trent … [Read more...] about Two Nottingham Trent University students die in car crash
The number of university students reaching out to mental health facilities is up by 50 per cent, according to new statistics. This news comes as the universities minister, Sam Gyimah, has called for students to be "supported, not mollycoddled." Analysis by the BBC, which received responses from 83 universities after submitting Freedom of Information requests, shows a possible uptick in mental health problems at university. The number of students seeking help rose from 50,900 to 78,100 between 2012 and 2017, while budgets towards mental health services increased by 40 per cent. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: "University is supposed to be an assault on the senses. It should be demanding and disorientating, and with that should come adequate pastoral care for students. "This does not mean mollycoddling or cushioning students from the experiences that are part and parcel of university life, it means making sure support services are available if they need … [Read more...] about University students asking for mental health help up 50 per cent in five years, FOI shows, as minister says they must be ‘supported not mollycoddled’
University students have been investigated tens of thousands of times for misconduct during a three-year period, for serious assaults, threats of violence and sexual offending to more trivial offences, new figures reveal. Nearly 75,000 incidents were logged by universities across the UK for the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, with some institutions reporting significant numbers of drug-related offences and misbehaviour in student halls.At Sheffield Hallam University, there were a total of 1,632 cases involving students and three involving staff over the three years.The university said there were between 502 and 591 academic misconduct cases reported each year.Cases involving students included incidents of violence and inappropriate behaviour, including allegations against 18 members of a men’s football team. The University of Sheffield revealed that 52 cases led to action being taken against university … [Read more...] about University students and staff in Sheffield investigated for misconduct