Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
State Leader Wants To Recognize College Benchmarks
The overseer of Ohio’s higher education system is proposing that students should get a career-readiness certificate after one year of college and an associate’s degree after two years, even if they’re working toward a four-year degree.
Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro says recognizing those benchmarks could be a way to motivate students to finish college and help them if they leave school to get a job instead.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports Petro’s priorities include retaining more students and helping more to graduate.
Petro recently told the board he wants to implement a number of programs this year, even if university officials are opposed.
He says he’ll start with pilot programs at Central State University and Shawnee State University, which have low graduation rates.