Economy

Life's Not Just A Football Game (Opinion)

With all that has been written on the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little commentary has been devoted to college football and what, if any, role it should have in higher education.

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Regents President Defends Closed Meetings On Tuition Set-Aside

An Iowa Board of Regents committee tasked with eliminating $150 million in tuition-funded scholarships is meeting behind closed doors because it encourages the free exchange of ideas, board President Craig Lang said in a statement today.

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SUNO To Trim Budget By $2.6 Million With Layoffs, Cutbacks And Unfilled Staff Slots

To cut about $2.6 million from Southern University at New Orleans' budget, Chancellor Victor Ukpolo announced plans to lay off employees, cut back on maintenance and energy use, and let vacancies go unfilled. Jobs of tenured and tenure-track faculty members arel not at risk "at this point," he said.

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Our Colleges and Universities Need a Stress Test (Opinion)

Like a thirst-stricken man in the desert, our colleges are desperate for every drop of money they receive from student loans.

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Price Tag For Rutgers' 6-Month Search For A New President: $226K

Once the bills for consultants, meals, meetings and other expenses were added up, the price tag for Rutgers University’s latest presidential search came in at $226,532, campus officials said.

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Jackson Community College Replacing Its Campus Security Department With Private Company

Jackson Community College is dissolving its campus security department and privatizing the service in hopes of saving about $300,000 in this year’s budget.

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An Outsourcing Plan Stirs Fear at Texas A&M

When the Texas A&M University System announced that its flagship would gain $260 million in new revenue and savings in the next 10 years by outsourcing its building maintenance, landscaping and dining services, Chancellor John Sharp said the plan was an unprecedented way to raise money in financially struggling higher education.

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ND Higher Ed Chancellor Calls NDSU-UND Student Fee Expenditures 'Common Practice'

Many of the issues raised in a scathing audit of how North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota have spent student fees are simply “common practice” in higher education and not a sign of problems, North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani told a group of legislators Thursday.

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Governor Seeks Transparency In High Ed Funding

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he would like more transparency in higher education funding following audits that identified questionable uses of student fees by North Dakota colleges and universities.

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