Economy

Indiana U Workers To See Spike In Health Insurance Costs

Indiana University employees will pay up to 10 times more than they've paid in 2011 for health insurance next year, depending on how much they earn and what plan they choose.

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Auditor: Eastern Michigan University Too Reliant On Tuition Revenue

In fiscal 2011, the Ypsilanti-based university received 75 percent of its $221.4 million operating revenue from tuition and fees.

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State Tells Univ of Wisconsin System To Make Additional $65.7M In Budget Cuts

University of Wisconsin System officials were surprised to learn Friday they need to take one-time budget cuts totaling $65.7 million over the next two years — on top of a base budget cut of $250 million, an email shows.

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Donors Pay For Many Campus Buildings, But Who Pays For Upkeep?

The University of Utah’s Frederick Albert Sutton geology building, completed in 2009 with donated money, replaced two old buildings with an architecturally striking showcase of energy efficiency. Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled his strategic energy plan in Sutton’s fossil-adorned lobby, the first new-construction academic structure in Utah to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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'Emergency' Decree Worries College Faculty Union

The decision to declare a financial emergency at community and technical colleges is drawing concern from the union that represents faculty at the schools.

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Michigan State U To Create Michigan's First University-Based Economic Development Center

Michigan State University is creating an economic development center focusing on new ways of generating businesses and jobs as Michigan tries to revitalize and reinvent its manufacturing industry.

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Uncertainty In Sluggish Economy Key Factor In State Board Vote Against Calhoun Land Purchase

Just before the Alabama State Board of Education voted on the proposed Huntsville land purchase for Calhoun Community College last month, board member Stephanie Bell glanced at her iPhone.

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Grand Valley State U Leaders: College Understands The Need For Affordable Higher Education (Commentary)

The Grand Rapids Press in its Oct. 2 editorial rightly points out that the cost of public higher education is an issue worthy of serious public discussion. As The Press observed, this need not be a debate about governance. Rather, it’s about what we can do together to make college more affordable.

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