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• Jennifer Copp is at the end of her rope. The 46-year-old has two degrees in photography. She’s taught college students as an adjunct professor for about 14 years, giving lectures at various institutions across Central Florida. And yet, Copp only earns $18,000 to $19,000 a year in a career that offers her no benefits. She teaches two to four classes every semester at Seminole State College – but to make ends meet, she also adjuncts at nearby colleges and universities. Copp drives around less now because she has to take care of her 7-year-old daughter, who has special needs. To help pay the bills, Copp’s 80-year-old mother also teaches part-time at Seminole State. Copp and other adjunct professors at Seminole … Read More »
• Valencia College now officially has a permanent scholarship fund as a memorial to Pulse victims. Faculty, staff, students, organizations and community members have raised more than $38,550, surpassing the $25,000 goal for the endowment. Read More »
• Just last week, Valencia College in Orlando announced that it would permanently eliminate a practice that, while commonly practiced in medical training fields, makes most people cringe when they hear about it: Asking students to volunteer to give other students a chance to practice invasive medical diagnostic testing so everyone gets some real-life experience with the procedure. But when two female students attending school at Valencia sued because they claim they were told they’d face retribution if they didn’t volunteer to allow other students to practice transvaginal ultrasounds on them, the school quickly came under fire. The students say they were told that if they didn’t want to submit to having the internal ultrasounds performed on them as part of their course of … Read More »