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Kansas House Republican leaders propose higher ed cuts

Budgets for the state's public universities, including Kansas University, would be cut 1.5 percent for each of the next two fiscal years under a deal approved by Republican budget leaders.

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University of Alaska plans sequestration strategy

When Carla Beam prepared a report on the so-called “fiscal cliff” for the University of Alaska Board of Regents in December, she found unexpected inspiration in a Looney Tunes clip. Wile E. Coyote’s legs would keep churning in the old cartoons, whether he was running off a ledge or still had the ground beneath him.

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N.J. Assembly speaker presses Christie on $1B higher education spending plan

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said she wants more information on how the Christie administration drew up plans to spend more than $1 billion for higher education projects in New Jersey – and has introduced legislation to block some of that spending if she doesn’t get answers.

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Indiana Higher Ed Commissioner's Statement Paints Students as Slackers

The state’s higher education commissioner, Teresa Lubbers, recently sent a condescending statement about college completion rates to media outlets around Indiana. The statement, motivated by House Bill 1348, which would link colleges’ state funding to students’ graduation rates and increase the number of credit hours required for students receiving state aid, makes Lubbers sound out-of-touch with students’ lives.

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Universities Seek to Fly Unmanned Aircrafts

Some higher education institutions in Michigan are seeking authorization to fly their own unmanned aircraft for testing and research amid a roiling national debate about U.S. military-targeted drone strikes abroad and privacy concerns at home.

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Colleges Prepare For Automatic Federal Budget Cuts

Colleges and universities are bracing for steep spending reductions in student aid and research funding due to the looming sequestration process.

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Colleges And Universities Discuss How Sequester Financial Aid Cuts Would Impact Students

In an effort to offset a possible reduction in federal financial aid, university administrators say they’ll steer students toward outside scholarships and attempt to maximize institutional aid.

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U Of Iowa Suspends Record Sharing

University addressing concerns raised about student information given to law enforcement for gun-permit checks

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