Miami Dade College http://blog.wlrn.org en How Miami Students Got College Degrees Before High School Diplomas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-miami-students-got-college-degrees-high-school-diplomas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty students from the Hialeah area will graduate from high school this month like thousands of others in Florida, but these students have done something remarkable.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’ll receive their high school diplomas almost a month&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">after</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;graduating from Miami Dade College.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 07:37:13 +0000 Gina Jordan 32079 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Miami Students Got College Degrees Before High School Diplomas Joe Biden Speaks Encouragement To Immigrants At MDC Commencement http://blog.wlrn.org/post/joe-biden-speaks-encouragement-immigrants-mdc-commencement <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2d00e562-cda0-ff73-0546-7a08cf768039"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Vice President Joe Biden was commencement speaker at one of the Miami Dade College graduation ceremonies this past Saturday.</span></span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:20:38 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 31823 at http://blog.wlrn.org Joe Biden Speaks Encouragement To Immigrants At MDC Commencement Scottish Thespians Forego The Stage To Sing And Dance At Miami Bar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scottish-thespians-forego-stage-sing-and-dance-miami-bar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drinking, singing and Scottish theater will all take hold of Miami's BAR 337, formerly the PAX space, during the production of "The Strange Undoing of </span>Prudencia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hart."</span></p><p>The National Theatre&nbsp;of Scotland will interpret the play as part of Miami Dade College's "<a href="http://www.mdclivearts.org/home.html" target="_blank">Live Arts</a>" series.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:57:07 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28093 at http://blog.wlrn.org Scottish Thespians Forego The Stage To Sing And Dance At Miami Bar DREAMers Receive Scholarships From Miami Dade College http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dreamers-receive-scholarships-miami-dade-college <p>Miami Dade College announced last week that it will be giving scholarships to DREAMers--the&nbsp;undocumented students who have grown up in the United States and would like to attend college here.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MDC has joined forces with TheDream.US, who will be providing the scholarships.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Tuesday the college held a ceremony at the Freedom Tower where the 22 Miami-Dade scholarship recipients signed their scholar commitment forms surrounded by their families and advisors.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:11:05 +0000 Lisann Ramos 27822 at http://blog.wlrn.org DREAMers Receive Scholarships From Miami Dade College Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax http://blog.wlrn.org/post/referendum-would-give-miami-dade-college-half-cent-tax <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lonnie Robinson fell on hard times in the early </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with drugs and alcohol.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Addiction kept him out of college for decades, and he found himself living under a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bridge. During the day, Robinson found solace at a Miami Dade College library in Liberty City, where a reading program changed the future course of his life. He graduated from the college in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:01:29 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11109 at http://blog.wlrn.org Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax Plane Crash Survivor Heads For One Of The World's Most Dangerous Airports http://blog.wlrn.org/post/plane-crash-survivor-heads-one-worlds-most-dangerous-airports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past Christmas I flew to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to visit my family. The last time I had been to Tegucigalpa was in 2002, so I boarded the plane with conflicting emotions -- excitement about seeing my family and fear about the flight.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:54:45 +0000 Xoaquima Díaz 9013 at http://blog.wlrn.org Plane Crash Survivor Heads For One Of The World's Most Dangerous Airports Eleven More Colleges Sign On To Gov. Scott's $10K Degree Challenge http://blog.wlrn.org/post/eleven-more-colleges-sign-gov-scotts-10k-degree-challenge <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Scott was at Miami-Dade College's North campus today to announce that eleven more state colleges have accepted his challenge to create bachelor’s degree programs costing $10,000 or less.</span></p><p></p><p>That means all 23 Florida state colleges offering four-year degrees have signed on.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Broward College is developing a bachelor's degree program in teacher education and business. President David Armstrong told the News Service of Florida that the goal is to open doors for more students.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:58:30 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8456 at http://blog.wlrn.org Eleven More Colleges Sign On To Gov. Scott's $10K Degree Challenge