Montana

Favors for Northern Neighbors

In effort to fill empty seats, some community colleges in northern border states offer in-state tuition to Canadian residents.

Narrow Win for Stem Cell Research

Tie vote by Nebraska Board of Regents blocks push to apply Bush-era restrictions. Universities are relieved.

Transition at a Tribal College

Joe McDonald didn’t plan on staying at Salish Kootenai College for 32 years. That’s just the way it happened.

McDonald, who will turn 77 at the end of March, became the first president of the Montana tribal college in 1978 and has been its leader ever since. His retirement attempts at 65, 70 and 75 were all foiled by institutional uncertainty about finding a suitable replacement. When McDonald turned 70, the vice president who was supposed to take the reins was diagnosed with cancer and subsequently died.

A Surprise Challenge

Conservative candidates take on incumbents for seats on a Montana community college's board, ending tradition of uncontested and uncontroversial elections.

How to Do More With Less

With $9 million in grants to 7 states and focus on recipients' common tactics for more productive use of money, Lumina Foundation aims to drive progress toward college completion goal.

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