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Yale's Impact On New Haven Discussed At Board Of Aldermen Meeting

The city’s biggest taxpayer is also its largest employer, members of the Board of Aldermen learned at a meeting held at the Dixwell Yale Community Learning Center where Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development made a lengthy presentation to the 20 plus aldermen who attended the meeting.

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An Outsourcing Plan Stirs Fear at Texas A&M

When the Texas A&M University System announced that its flagship would gain $260 million in new revenue and savings in the next 10 years by outsourcing its building maintenance, landscaping and dining services, Chancellor John Sharp said the plan was an unprecedented way to raise money in financially struggling higher education.

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For L.A.-Area Colleges, Some Freeway Publicity

Caltrans says schools — nonprofit and for-profit — can apply for freeway directional signs. To qualify, campuses generally must have at least 1,000 students.

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N.Y.U.’s Plan to Expand Is Approved by Council

As opponents shouted “Shame!” from a City Council balcony, New York University won final approval on Wednesday for a huge expansion plan that will change the look and feel of Greenwich Village more than almost any other project in decades.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Says LSU Will Protect Health-Care Services Despite State Budget Cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday he's confident LSU's network of public hospitals and clinics will safeguard health care services, despite cuts that strip a quarter of the system's funding.

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OSU, Stillwater Officials Develop Plan To Connect Campus To Downtown

Although a timeline isn't in place for the project, officials with Oklahoma State University and the city of Stillwater say a plan to connect the campus to downtown could benefit both parties.

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NYC Council Committee Backs NYU Expansion

The Land Use Committee of the New York City Council voted 19-1 Tuesday to back a modified version of a plan to add four new buildings to New York University's Greenwich Village campus.

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Oklahoma Business Leaders Support College Completion Agenda

Higher education and business leaders agree that Oklahoma needs more college graduates to keep up with industry demands. But others argue the need to ramp up the state's graduation rates may be overblown.

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NYC To Decide On Controversial NYU Growth Plan

City officials will vote this month on a hotly contested plan to add four buildings totaling more than 2 million square feet to the Greenwich Village campus of New York University, the nation's largest private university.

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State Business Execs Seek Closer Ties With Minn. Higher Ed

Minnesota leaders in business and higher education are trying to work more closely together, arguing that the state’s colleges and universities are its driver of economic growth.

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