Budget Cuts

At Albany, Half a Loaf or Crumbs?

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Following storm of criticism over elimination of several language majors, university announces that French and Russian will survive as minors. Professors are dubious of university's commitment.

The Endgame Approaches

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As Ohio's bill barring collective bargaining advances, a U.S. Senator calls it a "terrible mistake."

Challenging the Role of Student Affairs

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Dramatic cuts at Texas Tech eliminate top administrative positions, streamline divisions and cause unrest.

'Triage' Funding for Community Colleges

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As state budget deliberations unfold across the country, community colleges in some states appear to have been cushioned from the worst, facing cuts that — at least on the surface — are less severe than those to their four-year counterparts.

Rallying Back

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Higher education union leaders vow to fight on, despite crushing losses in states.

More Peril for Pell

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As Congressional Republicans lay out plan to slash trillions from the budget deficit in 2012 and beyond, need-based aid and research spending could face cuts.

Looking Beyond Themselves

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Administrators and unions should work to restore “collective” to the notion of collective bargaining in higher education, conference participants say.

Return to the Silo

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Over faculty objections, Temple is forcing its interdisciplinary programs into traditional disciplines.

Nevada Professors See Tenure Threat

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Administrators could -- under a new code -- scuttle academic programs and tenured positions because of “adverse financial conditions.”

When the Well Runs Dry

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A new report about how states divvied up stimulus money for education suggests looming problems for higher ed.


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