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University Of Mobile Celebrates 50th Anniversary Through Service Projects

Southern Baptist-affiliated UM is canceling classes so students can begin marking the school’s 50th anniversary by undertaking community service work throughout the area.

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University of Washington Kicks Off Year Of 150th-Anniversary Events

In 1861, 28 years before Washington became a state, the smattering of people who lived here decided that the territory needed a university. On 10 acres of donated land in downtown Seattle, the school that would later become the University of Washington was created.

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America's College Education Problem (Blog)

Today’s Washington Post has two troubling stories that touch on the future of American competitiveness. One story covers a new Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report showing that the United States is falling in the global ranking of young adults who finish college. The other story is that defaults on federal student loans have jumped.

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Reinventing California's Higher Education System (Opinion)

It's time to think big and re-imagine California's public college and university system, which has barely changed in five decades.

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University of California Investing Millions In New Cyber Studies Program

The University of California will unveil its first top-tier cyber courses in January - 26 online offerings, from global climate change to game theory. At the same time, it's eyeing China and even American soldiers as potential sources of cash to pay for them.

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Strategic Snapshots

Bill Cooper of Stanford University and Jack D. Zencheck of Yeshiva University (N.Y.), who serve on E&I Cooperative Purchasing's strategic sourcing committee, offer these examples of how their more strategic ideas and actions are paying off for their institutions:

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Upper Peninsula Schools Aim For Success In Reverse

Six colleges and universities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have forged a formal agreement to help students get a degree in reverse.

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Their Opinion: Stop The Minnesota State College and University System Executive Bonus Train

It recently was reported the erstwhile Minnesota State College and University System chancellor was getting a $50,000 bonus for work he did in his final year as the head of the system. That was the maximum that could be given under his contract.

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Report: U of Wisconsin System Should Give More Power To Campuses To Compensate For Budget Cuts

UW System administration should relax its grip on the 26 University of Wisconsin campuses and give individual chancellors more authority, according to a new report.

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New Higher Education Leaders, New Cooperative Spirit

The politics of money makes surprising bedfellows in Minnesota’s higher education community.

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