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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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McDonnell Reappoints Dragas to U.Va. Board

Gov. Bob McDonnell has reappointed Helen Dragas, the rector of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors who was instrumental in the controversial, short-lived ouster of the school's president, Teresa Sullivan.

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College Boards Turn To Business-Style Approaches

The governing boards of colleges and universities are increasingly demanding that their presidents perform more like corporate chief executives, much to the chagrin of academics who say treating colleges as businesses doesn't fit the mission of higher education.

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Public Universities See Familiar Fight at Virginia

The tumult at the University of Virginia — with the sudden ouster of President Teresa Sullivan on June 10, and the widespread anticipation that she will be reinstated on Tuesday — reflects a low-grade panic now spreading through much of public higher education.

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University Of Virginia Board Reinstates President

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors reinstated Teresa Sullivan as president at a special meeting today.

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U of Colorado Budget Set At $2.9 Billion, Includes Caps On Raises For Administrators

The University of Colorado's budget is set at $2.9 billion for the fiscal year that begins Sunday, and it includes stipulations that limit salary increases for the school's top-earning employees.

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FSU Faculty A 'Farm Team' For Out-Of-State Schools

The head of Florida State University told Gov. Rick Scott's higher education reform panel Monday that budget cuts are making his faculty a "farm team" for out-of-state schools.

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McDonnell To U.Va. Board: Resolve Presidency Or Go

Gov. Bob McDonnell gave an ultimatum Friday to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors: Resolve the school's presidency crisis at your meeting Tuesday, or you'll be replaced the next day.

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