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  • Cotton Stripped from Texas Tech Seal (attempt to politically correct the South out of culture?)

    05/05/2005 4:57:02 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 229 replies · 5,495+ views
    The Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 5/5/05 | Elliot Blackburn
    Cotton stripped from Tech seal BY ELLIOTT BLACKBURN AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Texas Tech may face a fight from cotton farming alumni after the school announced Wednesday it would pluck the symbolic tufts of the West Texas crop from the school seal. The changes are part of a broader marketing campaign to be launched early next year that Tech officials hope will improve the university's national reputation. Chancellor David Smith refuted rumors Wednesday that the school was abandoning its past for the marketing effort. A-J File Photo "It is not undoing tradition, it is not undoing pride," Smith said of the changes. "We...
  • UCLA Chancellor: school may have to raise tuition in coming years

    10/08/2004 8:49:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/08/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles said the campus may need to more than double its undergraduate tuition to remain a top-rate, research university. UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale said Thursday that such a hike is years away, and he promised to boost financial aid if a fee increase were approved. But his statement may serve as a harbinger of the UC system's move away from its founding mission of a providing tuition-free university. The UC's seven undergraduate programs all charge roughly the same fees. Carnesale said that it might be appropriate for some...
  • The Big Steal. Government funding for students means prosperity for schools.

    05/06/2004 7:03:22 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 302+ views
    NRO ^ | 6 May 2004 | By Peter Wood
    College tuition and its add-ons make higher education the second largest expense (after home mortgages) for most American families. As a consequence, the cost of college has great potential as a political issue. Senator Kerry's recent proposal to award $4,000 in public funds to every college student who signs up for a period of national service is only the latest in a long line of attempts to entice voters with the promise of easing this particular burden. In January 1997, President Clinton proposed a program that would guarantee two years of college for every American and a tax deduction for...
  • Foster Exits {Jan. 12}: Republican Leader Leaves Mixed Legacy

    01/04/2004 7:46:32 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 01-04-04 | Hill, John
    <p>BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster will end two scandal-free terms Jan. 12, leaving an eight-year legacy of clean government and improved funding and attention to public schools. But he likely will be remembered for failing to address major problems in health care and missing key economic development opportunities for a state still struggling with intense poverty and joblessness.</p>
  • (University of Tennessee) President Shumaker lives 'like a king' (on YOUR DIME)

    07/22/2003 7:37:17 PM PDT · by GailA · 12 replies · 344+ views
    The Daily Beacon ^ | 7/22/03 | Staff
    Shumaker lives 'like a king' Brooks Brown Staff Writer Volume 93 Number 14 Tuesday, July 22, 2003 University of Tennessee President John W. Shumaker has charged $66,089.45 on his UT American Express credit card over the last 14 months while conducting official business for the University of Tennessee. Shumaker recently announced a personal reimbursement of $24,600 for flights taken on the UT plane that could be interpreted as questionable. Previously, Shumaker also reimbursed $5,134 for commercial flights taken on the university's behalf. Together, the reimbursements totaled $29,734. Credit card expense reports analyzed by The Daily Beacon show Shumaker spending a...
  • Congress Weighs Anti-U.S. Biases At Key Colleges: Columbia, NYU Cited in Testimony

    06/20/2003 8:44:06 AM PDT · by Greg Luzinski · 12 replies · 319+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 6/20/03 | Timothy Starks
    Congress Weighs Anti-U.S. Biases At Key Colleges: Columbia, NYU Cited in Testimony New York Sun, June 20-22, 2003 (Front page) By Timothy Starks - Staff Reporter of the Sun WASHINGTON -A House subcommittee yesterday held a public hearing to investigate whether anti-American views pervade federally funded international-studies programs on college campuses -- including Columbia and New York University -- and to get ideas for what, if anything, should be done about it. . The hearing came as Congress moves to renew the Higher Education Act, and as a key group of Senate Republicans considers whether Congress should intervene in an...
  • TENN: TBI took names at MTSU peace rally, 400 rally for peace at MTSU

    03/06/2003 5:41:59 AM PST · by GailA · 3 replies · 277+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 3/6/03 | Ian Demsky
    <p>STEPHANIE BRUCE / STAFF MTSU sophomore Heidi Schmitt-Matzen, left, argues her views on peace with Vietnam War veteran Tim Dempsey of La Vergne outside U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon's office in downtown Murfreesboro.</p> <p>A top official with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation admitted one of its agents was collecting information about speakers at a Murfreesboro peace rally yesterday.</p>
  • Foreign students in U.S. tracked with new system

    02/17/2003 4:23:01 AM PST · by summer · 4 replies · 254+ views
    The NYT, via the Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 17, 2003 | Diana Jean Schemo
    Foreign students in U.S. tracked with new system By Diana Jean Schemo | The New York Times Posted February 17, 2003 WASHINGTON -- Mandated after terrorists bombed the World Trade Center a decade ago and financed after they destroyed it, a vast new electronic tracking system became the central element during the weekend in the government's effort to keep tabs on nearly 1 million foreign students and scholars in the United States. Through the system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, or SEVIS, schools, colleges and universities will send the federal government lists of the names, addresses, courses and...
  • TENNESSEE: TBR chief urges legislative support for higher education (GIVES US MORE $$$)

    12/05/2002 5:09:11 AM PST · by GailA · 1 replies · 237+ views
    The Kingsport Times ^ | 12/05/02 | Hank Hayes
    Thursday, December 05, 2002 By Hank Hayes Times-News CHARLES MANNING BLOUNTVILLE - Facility needs, funding priorities and how the lottery will impact higher education were issues on the discussion menu during an informal closed-door power lunch Wednesday between Chancellor Charles Manning of the Tennessee Board of Regents and Northeast Tennessee legislators. Inside a conference room at the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State Technical Community College, Manning delivered a PowerPoint presentation on TBR trends and challenges while legislators listened, asked questions and munched on sandwiches. The luncheon's host, NSTCC President William Locke, used the occasion to make a pitch...
  • 'Collegiality' as a Tenure Battleground [How "nice" are you?] (NYT

    07/14/2002 7:54:13 AM PDT · by summer · 19 replies · 283+ views
    The NYT ^ | July 12, 2002 | Tamar Lewin
    July 12, 2002 'Collegiality' as a Tenure Battleground [How "nice" are you?] (NYT) By TAMAR LEWIN For generations, professors seeking tenure at colleges and universities have been evaluated on three factors: teaching, research and service to the institution. But a number of young professors, especially women, have recently contended that their bids for lifetime academic appointments were derailed by a more slippery fourth factor: collegiality. "More and more cases are coming up on some version of the collegiality issue," said Martin Snyder, director of planning and development at the American Association of University Professors. "We just saw three cases simultaneously...
  • Gov Bush Signs Centers of Excellence Bill to Increase High-Tech Research [Jeb's high-tech FL]

    05/24/2002 7:21:20 AM PDT · by summer · 10 replies · 290+ views; and other sources ^ | May 20, 2002 | State of FL
    FL Gov Jeb Bush on campus, signing new legislation into law. Gov Bush Signs Centers of Excellence Bill to Increase High-Tech Research and Investment In State For Immediate Release Monday, May 20, 2002 Contact: Elizabeth Hirst (850) 488-5394 JACKSONVILLE--Governor Jeb Bush today signed legislation into law that will foster innovative, cutting-edge technology research at Florida's colleges and universities, develop commercially viable applications for that research, and recruit high-tech industries and thinkers to the state. The Florida Technology Development Initiative, proposed by Governor Bush in his State of the State speech this year, creates Centers of Excellence dedicated to conducting high-tech...

    04/05/2002 4:35:02 AM PST · by GailA · 11 replies · 399+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/5/02 | Ruma Banerji
    Budget cuts could slash STCC faculty College tells 24 teachers to prepare for the worst By Ruma Banerji April 5, 2002 Threatened cuts in the state's higher education budget could cost two dozen teachers their jobs at Southwest Tennessee Community College. The college has notified them they will lose their jobs on June 30 if its budget is cut and the governing Board of Regents does not allow a 15 percent tuition increase. The teachers work on year-to-year contracts without the job security provided by tenure. The dismissals would abruptly end two of the most popular programs in the...
  • States Push Public Universities to Commercialize Research [Jeb and other GOP govs lead the way]

    04/04/2002 7:15:11 PM PST · by summer · 7 replies · 243+ views
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | March 29, 2002 issue | Peter Schmidt
    FL Gov. Jeb Bush, along with GOP Govs Taft [OH] and Pataki [NY] (neither one pictured here), taking the lead, pushing for more jobs and new business to result from university research. States Push Public Universities to Commercialize Research Conflict-of-interest fears take back seat to economic Development By PETER SCHMIDT State lawmakers are sending public research universities a clear message: It's time to begin commercializing your discoveries to promote local economic development. As states convene their 2002 legislative sessions, the use of university research to spur economic development is in many cases at the top of their higher-education agendas. Nearly...