A bimonthly newsletter about the role of colleges in rural America, including profiles of people and places worth getting to know a little better. Written by Open Campus staff reporter Nick Fouriezos.
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Who gets to create new bachelor’s degrees?
A community college's bachelor's degree proposal highlighted tensions between the Golden State’s higher education systems.
May 18, 2023
In West Kansas, family and college collide
First-generation students must juggle cultural expectations and familial obligations while also having to navigate a sometimes complex admissions process.
May 3, 2023
Will FAFSA Farm Rule Hurt Rural Students?
Experts are worried that rural students will become even less likely to get a college degree under a new financial-aid rule.
April 20, 2023
In Pueblo, pot complicates college pathways
Marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014.
April 5, 2023
The college challenge in a meatpacking town
A lack of student counselors and resources keep many students from receiving a college degree.
March 22, 2023
How a Georgia college courted its rural community
Gordon State has been working to rebuild the college's relationship with its community.
March 8, 2023
Barges, ice castles: Hello, student housing?
Housing insecurity has long been an issue in rural areas, but high inflation, pandemic migration, and last year’s record-breaking real estate market have created an untenable situation.
February 22, 2023
What’s a college town, without its college?
Life without the local college is a reality that more rural areas are having to contend with (even if the closure of a public university is still exceedingly rare).
February 8, 2023
Rural Imposter Syndrome in Weed, Calif.
How two rural towns in California are navigating challenges and access to education.
January 25, 2023
This rural Minnesota county is hoping for ‘brain gain’ with new residents
Otter County officials are working to improve lagging internet speeds and increase the availability of affordable housing and childcare.
January 11, 2023