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State policy

A statue of a crouching Nittany Lion in the foreground of a photo of a building on Penn State's campus.
Sep 27, 2022
University is seeking $115 million more in state appropriations, arguing it is comparatively underfunded in the state. The request comes amid a difficult financial and political climate.

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September 27, 2022
University is seeking $115 million more in state appropriations, arguing it is comparatively underfunded in the state. The request comes amid a difficult financial and political climate.
September 23, 2022
Only eight applicants applied to lead the State University System of Florida, a job that went to Ray Rodrigues, a Florida state senator and ally of Republican governor Ron DeSantis.
September 15, 2022
Michigan State trustees are trying to push the president out for reasons that remain unclear. Meanwhile, the president and trustees are trading accusations on alleged Title IX missteps.
August 24, 2022
Enrollment declines, state underfunding and structural deficits created a crisis in Vermont’s college system. Rather than close campuses, a statewide hybrid institution aims to cut costs and build long-term legislative backing.
August 23, 2022
The federal government can play a role in reducing public college costs by establishing a flexible matching grant program, Kevin Miller writes.
August 12, 2022
Governor Phil Murphy has called for an investigation into New Jersey City University's dramatic change in financial standing, which led NJCU to declare a financial emergency.
July 7, 2022
Medical students in states where abortion is criminalized are already facing restrictions to their education, with major implications for the future of reproductive health care.
July 6, 2022
California governor Gavin Newsom signed a massive 2023 budget that promises billions of new dollars to higher ed institutions and programs.
June 14, 2022
Federal stimulus dollars flowing to states kept appropriations strong in the 2021 fiscal year even as enrollment kept declining, a report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers shows.
May 16, 2022
Stymied by California’s outdated master plan for higher education, the state should look to Texas’ approach to supporting emerging research universities, Adela de la Torre writes.

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