Bridgepoint Education, the troubled parent company of Ashford University, said it will move its headquarters and at least 600 jobs from San Diego to Chandler, Arizona, The relocation also comes with a name change. Bridgepoint will become Zovio starting April 15.The company, which announced the move earlier this week, expects to begin relocating jobs to a 130,000-square-foot building in Chandler this summer and complete the move over the next two years.The new headquarters will house about 800 workers. Roughly 200 of those will come from an operations center in Tempe, Arizona. The rest of the jobs likely involve workers currently based in San Diego. “We decided to move our headquarters to the greater Phoenix area because it enables us to tap into local talent, enjoy a favorable business environment and provide a more reasonable cost of living for our transferring employees, with opportunities for transferring spouses to find employment,” said Chief Executive Andrew Clark in … [Read more...] about Bridgepoint Education becomes Zovio, moves headquarters and 600 positions from San Diego to Arizona
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Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 4:53 am PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 The University of Farmington, a Michigan-based school, was actually a fake school aimed at ensnaring foreign nationals who had initially come to the United States on student visas and set up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Its website has been taken down and replaced with the above message. less The University of Farmington, a Michigan-based school, was actually a fake school aimed at ensnaring foreign nationals who had initially come to the United States on student visas and set up by U.S. Immigration ... more Photo: Screengrab, Universityoffarmington.edu Photo: Screengrab, Universityoffarmington.edu Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 The University of … [Read more...] about ICE set up a fake university. Hundreds enrolled, not realizing it was a sting operation.
Omar Abdel Baqui Detroit Free Press Published 8:57 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 Michigan lost some living legends in 2018 — people who spent their lives fighting for civil rights, challenging the status quo and perfecting their craft. Although these people are no longer here, their stories, art and work remains with us forever. Here are several notable people tied to Michigan who died in 2018. Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul died of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit home the morning of Aug. 16. She was 76. Aretha Franklin moved to Detroit at 4-years-old and began her music career at New Bethel Baptist Church — where her father, the Rev. C.L Franklin, was pastor. Franklin's Aug. 31 funeral was fit for a queen, drawing massive crowds of fans, celebrities and media from all over the world. Cliff Russell Media personality Cliff Russell, who died Feb. 18 at age 61, was a man of many trades and a man of many firsts. Russel was a radio … [Read more...] about In memoriam: A look back at who Michigan lost in 2018