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Arkansas Faculty Opposes Purchase of U of Phoenix

The Faculty Senate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said last week that it opposes acquisition of the University...

A 2-Year College Seeks to Break Free

If passed, legislation in Virginia would provide Richard Bland College of William & Mary with its own board, breaking apart a 1960s governance system that leaders say is stuck in time.

Fla. System Chancellor Search Mired in Politics

Only eight applicants applied to lead the State University System of Florida, a job that went to Ray Rodrigues, a Florida state senator and ally of Republican governor Ron DeSantis.

Lawyers, Guns and Autonomy

A Montana Supreme Court ruling upholding the regents’ authority to ban firearms on campuses is a victory that nevertheless reinforces the academy’s antidemocratic constitution, Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn writes.

From 3 Struggling Public Colleges, a New University Emerges

Enrollment declines, state underfunding and structural deficits created a crisis in Vermont’s college system. Rather than close campuses, a statewide hybrid institution aims to cut costs and build long-term legislative backing.

A 'Heavy-Handed' Approach

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin's involvement in the search process for a new leader of the state's community colleges system troubles state policymakers and higher ed advocates.

State Higher Ed Funding Rose in 2021

Federal stimulus dollars flowing to states kept appropriations strong in the 2021 fiscal year even as enrollment kept declining, a report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers shows.

Political Interference in Higher Ed Is Becoming Endemic

David Wippman and Glenn C. Altschuler write that the pandemic has helped fuel growing government intervention in higher ed.