The University of the District of Columbia is featured in two local newspapers this week.
The first article, from the August, 2009, edition of the Hill Rag discusses the School of Law's new part-time program. The article does not mention the School of Law's prior incarnations as Antioch School of Law and the District of Columbia School of Law, and thus glosses over the School's 37-year history of clinical legal education in the public interest, and Dean Broderick's 30-year commitment (11 of them as Dean) to the school and its mission, but it presents a positive picture of the school, calling it "the "jewel" of UDC."
UDC: The Phoenix Rises, Again New part-time program at the law school leads a wave of initiatives by Marjorie Lightman
Have you always had a hankering to get a law degree but the costs were too high or your job too good to pick up and leave? The University of the District of Columbia has an answer. Starting this fall, the David A. Clarke School of Law at UDC is offering a part-time program at night for about $5,000 a year. [Read the rest on the Hill Rag website]
The second article, from today's edition of The Washington Post, discusses the major changes taking place at UDC as it branches into a separate college and university.
A Different UDC Prepares for Debut School Raising Tuition and Launching Separate Two- and Four-Year Colleges By Daniel de Vise Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The University of the District of Columbia reopens later this month amid the most far-reaching changes in its 32-year history. When classes resume Aug. 26, the District's only public college will operate as two entities, both effectively new to the District: a two-year community college, open to all, and a four-year "flagship" university with selective admissions and tuition comparable to state universities in Virginia and Maryland. The schools will have separate faculties and student bodies. [Read the rest on The Washington Post website]