Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 8:22pm
Gov. Bill Haslam will assemble business, legislative and higher education leaders for a meeting at the governor's residence next week that will kick off his review of the state's college and university systems.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:15am
In President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, he said that “higher education can’t be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.” Such talk makes for political points, but there’s no evidence that a college education is an economic imperative.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:58pm
In a historic day for higher education in New Jersey, both houses of the state Legislature approved a sweeping overhaul today that will break up and merge parts of three of the state’s largest public universities.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 5:47pm
In the midst of the most significant global economic crisis in more than 80 years, higher education faces an acute crisis of resources, organization and legitimization. Colleges and universities find themselves in a double bind, one external and economic and the other internal and existential. Public tolerance is withering for increasing tuition as legislative appropriations shrink and student debt continues to grow.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:08pm
In a scene more akin to "Little House on the Prairie" than most visions of campus life, Rahul Sharma and Natasha Rooney feed chickens, wrangle rabbits and pull weeds as part of their college experience.