01 avril 2016

A fight to stop stripping low-income students of institutional aid

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Imagine that you are a low-income student, and the college you attend does not meet the full amount of financial need that the federal government says you have. More...

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SUNY faces fight over more tuition hikes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Kelsey Ryan, a senior at SUNY New Paltz, has seen her tuition rise $1,200 during her four years in college. More...

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The making of millennials’ legacy

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The millennial generation, we are often led to believe, is so self-absorbed, so addicted to personal technology and narcissism, and so exacting in their expectations of what is important to their lives that we shouldn’t look for substantial contributions from them. More...

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Trapped in the community college remedial maze

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. A majority of students with A and B grade point averages in high school still require developmental education at the community-college level, raising new questions about the skill level of incoming college students and the ways institutions measure their abilities. More...

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Faculty tenure ensures freedom to advance knowledge

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Buried in the controversy over who should appoint Antonin Scalia’s successor to the Supreme Court is another argument about the court’s makeup. The Feb. 9 edition of The Pantagraph carried an article arguing against lifetime appointments for justices. More...

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No concealed guns in UA classrooms

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The United Academics AAUP/AFT Local 4996 Representative Assembly is in strong opposition to Senate Bill 174, which would allow the carrying of concealed firearms throughout University of Alaska campuses. United Academics represents 924 faculty members across the University of Alaska. More...

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Students raise the volume on higher ed cuts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. More than a hundred college students and supporters set up camp at the foot of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort Thursday for a protest of Gov. Matt Bevin's recommended cuts to higher education. More...

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Disagreement over pensions, higher education lead to budget stalemate

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. There was a lot of finger-pointing in Frankfort Tuesday, but still no deal was reached on a new $21 billion budget for Kentucky. More...

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Private universities should share

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A snapshot from Chicago: In the past few weeks, as faculty and staff at Chicago State University reviewed their pink slips, and those at Northeastern Illinois University learned about mandatory furloughs amounting to 20 percent pay cuts, University of Chicago announced a $35 million gift from the founder of an investment firm to establish a “new think tank to research urban issues.” More...

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Budget problems driving state universities away from flat in-state tuition

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It used to be easy for Pennsylvanians to know what tuition cost them at any of the 14 state-owned universities. After all, those schools charged one base in-state undergraduate rate, set once a year in Harrisburg. More...

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