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Higher ed spending up in most states, but recession still stings

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Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.

Georgia officials hope Georgia State U. can improve a local two-year college by taking it over

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In yet another merger in Georgia's university system, the emergent Georgia State will combine with struggling Georgia Perimeter to try to improve the two-year college. Is anyone getting a good deal?

A Long Island private college hopes to make it past next fall

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Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.

U. of Alabama at Birmingham sacks its football team citing costs

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

Governors races and impact on higher education

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Winners include some whose views on public colleges have been controversial and others whose views have won widespread praise.

Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit

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One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit. 

Massachusetts higher ed officials want a half billion dollars and better respect

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Higher ed officials in Massachusetts, where private colleges have long dominated, ask for a major investment in the public system.

How to reverse and prevent state disinvestment in higher education

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Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."

 

Is there a way to reduce costs and preserve appropriate student-faculty ratios?

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Gates-funded project looks at how colleges could reduce number of sections, while theoretically being guided by faculty views on teaching. Will this approach change the discussion?

 

New Southern Maine cuts announced after months of protest over old ones

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The University of Southern Maine plans to eliminate 50 faculty positions, 100 staffers and many freestanding departments, leaving some questioning whether what remains will truly be a university.

 

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