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Last August you sent your daughter or son off to college, everyone excited, and a bit nervous, about this next life experience. So what do you do when your student comes home for winter break and announces she is not going back to school next semester?

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Leaders from Mount Saint Joseph University and Cincinnati State say an agreement between the two schools will make it easier for students to get a bachelor's degree.

Mt. St. Joe is now accepting Cincinnati State credits. Cincinnati State President Monica Posey says her school already partners with others including UC, NKU, and Miami.

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Often when low income students try to go to college, the money they get from federal and state aid doesn't  cover all the tuition.  Cincinnati State is now willing to make up the difference up to $1,000  for Cincinnati Public School students who qualify for Pell Grants.

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More than 200,000 US service members return to civilian life each year. For many veterans, and their families, that transition is filled with challenges. 

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Founded by the Cincinnati School Board in 1966, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College was originally known as The Cincinnati Cooperative School of Technology.

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Cincinnati State's newly chosen 6th president made her first public comments Friday. Monica Posey says her goal is to take the college to the next level.

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Cincinnati State's Board of Trustees has chosen interim president Monica Posey to serve as the college's next president.

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Last month, People's Liberty announced its latest group of grant recipients. Each of the eight grantees receives $10,000 to make a positive impact on their communities. Projects range from Brick Gardens, an urban gardening model using indoor vertical towers to grow produce, to The Costumed Sidewalk Parades, spontaneous theme-based parades inviting people to explore new parts of the city.

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For many young women, prom is an important part of the high school experience. However, it’'s not usually cheap to attend; girl's’ dresses can cost as much as several hundred dollars. Nonprofit organization Kenzie’'s Closet provides prom attire free of charge to young ladies from accredited high schools. Since its creation in 2006, it’'s dressed almost 3,500 girls for their proms.

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According to ManpowerGroup’s most recent Talent Shortage Survey, skilled trade jobs continue to be the most difficult for U.S. employers to fill. And while employers struggle to find properly trained electricians, machinists, plumbers, and other skilled workers, scores of those workers struggle to find good jobs that match their abilities.

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Going to college, raising a family, and holding down a job isn't easy.  And it's even more difficult for a single parent.  But for 48 families, there's help now.  The Scholar House has its grand opening in Newport, Wednesday.

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Update 5:38 p.m.: Cincinnati State says Provost Monica Posey will serve as interim president.

Cincinnati will apply for nearly $33 million in federal funding for a bridge to maintain access to Cincinnati State as part the I-75 / I-74 rebuilding process.

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It may not be too long before your co-worker is a robot. That robot might eventually take your job, according to this video.

Cincinnati State's professors have a new contract.  The three year deal between the Board of Trustees and the college's chapter of the American Association of University Professors will take effect immediately. 

A release says salaries will increase 1.25 percent in the first year 1.5 percent in the second year and 2 percent in the third year.  The Board of Trustees approved the agreement yesterday.  It was approved by a unanimous vote of AAUP members August 22. 

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