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Gov. Doug Ducey reprises gimmicky “court packing”

Back in 1937 —  when most of us were but a gleam in our dad’s or granddad’s eye — Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt, just coming off a reelection victory, announced his audacious plan to expand the nine-member U.S. 393 more words

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Jindalism Casts a Long Shadow

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

This is the opening of an article on Louisiana’s continuing budget crisis, written by Heath Allen for WDSU News:

“Louisiana’s state colleges and universities face another $18 million in budget cuts as part of Gov. 320 more words

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OCAAUP 2016 Annual Meeting: Resolution 1--Increased State Funding

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

Whereas the state funding for public higher education has been declining for the last 30 years,

Whereas the State Share of Instruction (SSI) accounts for only about 13 percent of institutional budgets, 98 more words

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Professor Proposes New Vision for University of Alaska

BY MARTIN KICH

A professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has proposed a new vision for the University of Alaska, which will focus on the core mission of the University of Alaska and help UA raise over $900 million in additional research and tuition revenues over the next ten years. 289 more words

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The Political Divide in the Perception of Higher Ed

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

Here is a chart summarizing a recent Pew Research survey on how political ideology affects the perception of American institutions:

The complete survey, including a link to a detailed breakdown of the results in PDF, can be found at: … 277 more words

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Congress & the Myth of Big Endowments

BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL

On September 13, a House subcommittee holds a hearing that, according to Janet Lorin in Bloomberg , “is set to look at how colleges, through their tax exempt endowments, are trying to reduce tuition.” The subcommittee hearing features testimony from policy experts and college officials. 690 more words

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