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Louisiana and Illinois may escape massive cuts to higher education, but Wisconsin could see $300 million cut

Public universities in Illinois and Louisiana, two of the three states facing massive higher education cuts, may get reprieve. But public universities in Wisconsin remain threatened with $300 million in reductions.

Anxiety over massive proposed cuts to Louisiana's colleges felt across the state

Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

LSU president's dismissal shows influence of politics in university leadership

LSU system president's dismissal shows that politics might limit what public university leaders say in public. Does that change what makes for a good president?

Court rejects First Amendment suit by professor fired over her use of profanity

Court rejects terminated professor's First Amendment suit against LSU, saying there's no meaningful connection between her vulgar language and training teachers.

Addition of certificates to Lumina's completion goal gives boost to several states

Louisiana and other states are closer to reaching college completion goals as their emphasis shifts to more certificates in addition to degrees.

'Starving the Beast' examines ideological shifts in funding for higher education

New documentary explores the philosophy and players behind cutting state support for higher education.

New workforce fund in Louisiana ties money to jobs and private donations

Louisiana's two-year colleges get the backing of business -- and more state funding -- thanks to workforce focus and program cuts.

Lousiana lawmakers wanted more authority over the state higher ed chief, now they may give it back

Louisiana lawmakers wanted more authority over the state's top higher education official. Now, some want to give it back.

LSU system merges president and chancellor job to unify system

LSU's governing board combines the top jobs at the system and flagship in a new model they hope will gradually eliminate distinctions between the two and grow the institution's profile.

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