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Number Of College Grads Drops In Washington, 14 Other States; Recession Blamed

The percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in Washington with college degrees fell during the recession, according to a new government report.

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Study: Parents Pulling Back On College Spending

Families have implemented more cost-saving strategies to cut college spending in the past academic year, choosing less expensive schools and finding more economical ways for students to attend.

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Despite GRCC Hiring Freeze, 36 Positions May Be Filled

Administrators at Grand Rapids Community College say they don’t expect a recently implemented hiring freeze to affect plans to make three-dozen temporary faculty positions permanent during the 2012-13 academic year.

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CSU To Vote On Pay Packages For New Presidents

California State University trustees will vote next week on compensation packages for seven campus presidents, including three who would make more than their predecessors because they're slated to receive salary supplements from campus foundations.

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Most ND College Presidents Get 3 Percent Pay Rise

The presidents of most of North Dakota's 11 public colleges are getting 3 percent pay increases.

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NDSU Trying To Sell Costly, Little-Used Plane

North Dakota State University is attempting to sell a seldom-used private plane that costs more than $5,600 an hour to fly, a university official told lawmakers who have questioned the expense.

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Oklahoma Higher Education Leaders Concerned About Shrinking State Funding

During the past two decades, public colleges and universities in Oklahoma have been receiving less and less of their funding from the state. Now, some higher education leaders worry shrinking state support could hamper Oklahoma's college completion goals.

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Gregoire, Others Criticize Pay Raises For WWU Professors

Gov. Chris Gregoire and other political leaders decried a recent agreement giving Western Washington University professors pay raises amid a tough economy.

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UCA Faculty Looking For Pay Raises Despite Tumult

For years, the University of Central Arkansas has put off giving professors pay raises while the struggling university tried to climb out of fiscal distress, officials said. Now, just as UCA is on the cusp of recovery, faculty members are starting to think about leaving unless they get pay raises soon.

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Student Petition Slams Raise For U of Tennessee Chancellor

An online petition from students is pressuring the chancellor of the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus to forgo a raise of more than $22,000.

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