Clark News You Can Use

Welcome to the Weekly Waddle, the Indy’s round up of this week’s interesting news. Here are some articles from the past few weeks that we thought would be of interest to you.

Clark College recently had four nursing faculty members retire and others have left for better paying jobs. The resulting staffing shortage has created long hours for the remaining staff and is wearing them out. Clark is looking for new staff, but the low salary is not encouraging people to accept the jobs. What does this mean for students?
Nationwide shortage of nursing school educators evident at Clark College

The first group of students from the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management program graduated in December. The goal of the program is to offer more options to public college students that quickly prepare them for the workforce. “This gives them so much more of an opportunity to professionally rise, to make more money, to feel more personal satisfaction,” Pattie Serrano, the program director said.
Clark College celebrates first graduates in bachelor’s of applied science

Cosmetology schools can cost around $21,000. This article explores whether or not the minimum wage job you are likely to start out with after graduation is worth it afterwards the cost.
A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job

More than 30 percent of students at Clark face food insecurities, part of a wider nationwide epidemic of starving students. Many colleges have responded by starting food pantries like Clark’s Penguin Pantry. But did you know that if you attend college half time or more you might not be eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program?
Millions of College Students Are Going Hungry

A familiar name popped up in the New York Times recently. Summer Brown, a licensed marriage therapist and former Clark College counselor, offered her expertise on how to write family newsletters for the holidays in an article for the Times.
How to Write a Family Newsletter Your Friends Will Actually Read

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