Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 7:25pm
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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 7:19pm
Southern University Chancellor James Llorens says he may again request that the college declare a financial emergency because of ongoing budget problems. Partly because of disputes over voluntary faculty furloughs, Llorens tells The Advocate the Southern Board of Supervisors may reconsider the emergency request, called exigency, when board members next meet Oct. 28.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 7:17pm
The University of Colorado's Boulder campus — with less than 5 percent of its budget coming from the state — ranks as the lowest funded flagship university in the nation, Chancellor Phil DiStefano said at his annual state-of-the-campus address this morning.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 7:48pm
The voice vote was unanimous to endorse the ballot measure, which would raise state income and sales tax rates for five years to provide additional funding for education. The motion was made by Commissioner Jim Polsfut, a Democrat from the 7th Congressional District.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 7:37pm
By 2018, 63 percent of all of US jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training, according to estimates by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. But the United States is only on track to deliver a fraction of this education. Currently, only 38 percent of America’s young adults have a college degree, compared to 58 percent in South Korea.