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College Budget Cuts

Public Colleges Are Still Suffering

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below where it they w...

The Folly of Defunding Social Science

Scott Atran | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Scott Atran

The Founding Fathers envisioned a Republic with an enlightened citizenry educated in "all philosophical Experiments that Light into the Nature of Things ... and multiply the Conveniences or Pleasures of Life" -- not just technical training for jobs that pay well.

We Cannot Lose If We Focus on Student Needs

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

As with everything in life, education is complex. There are all the different types of institutions, public and private, from preschool and K-12, colleges and universities. There is no one educational model or learning system that everyone follows.

Faculty, Students Take Issue With Excessive College Administrator Pay Amid Tuition Crisis

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction a...

Foreign Students Are Being Used As 'Cash Cows'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Universities across the pond are using foreign students as "cash cows" to plug budget gaps, claims Susan Bassnett, a former pro-vice chancellor of War...

Art College Forced To Sell Its Art During Financial Hardships

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.23.2012 | College

Schools in a budget crunch are cutting all sorts of corners. Exhibit A: the Memphis College of Art in Tennessee is even selling its art. After dec...

Combining Sinek, Ishikawa, and Collins to Discover Our University Identity

Philip C. Williams | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Philip C. Williams

The past year has brought a number of challenges to higher education. We are weathering a series of unprecedented cuts to our operating budget. One response to those cuts is to ask "Why us?"

Education Budget Crisis: Cut Today and Lose Tomorrow

Joon Chuah | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Joon Chuah

In the current economic climate, university administrators must consider the long-term implications of their decisions. These decisions will greatly impact the future of these institutions and the quality of research and education they provide.

Agriculture Colleges Get Budget Squeeze

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

MINNEAPOLIS — As university budgets take a beating across the country, agricultural schools and extension programs are feeling the impact. Larg...

California Community Colleges May Have To Shut Out 400,000 Students

Posted 05.31.2011 | College

A predicted $800 million budget cut to California's community colleges would deny 400,000 students enrollment in the upcoming academic year and cut th...

Leah Finnegan

Mark Yudof's Higher Calling: Can The University Of California's President Navigate A Budget Crisis And Restore His Own Image?

HuffingtonPost.com | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OAKLAND -- Salary notwithstanding, Mark Yudof has had a tough couple of years. Yudof, the president of the vast University of California system, wa...

Agriculture Colleges Sell Cow Herds To Cut Costs

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The fields and long red barns at the University of Vermont will soon house fewer cows as low milk prices, high costs and budge...

Students and Workers Face Shared Crisis

Sarita Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sarita Gupta

Students are not only finding it harder to afford an education, but they are also finding it harder to find a jobs once they graduate.

Students, Not Banks

Christie Garton | Posted 03.12.2010 | College
Christie Garton

In the past, we've taken a college degree for granted. Now, fiscal "responsibility" may ultimately force hundreds and thousands of students to put off college in the interim, or ultimately drop out altogether.