State policy

Trade School Chain Shuts Down

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A for-profit group in Oregon and Washington State -- facing several investigations -- shut  down suddenly at the end of last week.

Work Over Debt

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A study in Iowa suggests that low-income students take less financial aid than they need. Wealthier students, though, take more.

Knowing When to Fold 'Em

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After a week of lobbying failed to win over skeptical lawmakers, the University of Maine System on Friday postponed a plan to fold the University of Maine at Augusta into the University of Southern Maine. In exchange, the merger's leading opponents in the legislature said they would let the system carry out the rest of its strategic plan.

Promises Kept and Broken

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The budget unveiled by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday pleased California's universities but left community colleges a little short.

How to Save a Program

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Two universities work together to try to save a doctoral degree in audiology that one of them abandoned as a money loser.

Supreme Court to Hear Bankruptcy Case Involving Colleges

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4 Va. institutions seek state immunity protection as estate of bankrupt bookstore chain seeks to recoup funds.

The Public Trust

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Higher education leaders plan a three-year, national campaign to shift attitudes and build support.

Standing Up by Sitting Out

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Scientists are boycotting Kansas hearings to debate the pros and cons of evolution.

Will Professors Sign Up?

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A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.

Training Public Trustees

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The boards of state colleges and universities need to consider policy changes to become more effective, a new report says.

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