Higher education

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 13:15:00

Resigned ASU chancellor may have violated law seeking financial assistance for family member

New documents released by Arkansas State University show three examples of potential violations of state law by Tim Hudson.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:33:00

Higher ed board approves governor's overhaul of college funding

Hutchinson wants schools to be held accountable for delivering results. That sounds great, but there's also concern an "outcomes-based" approach could create perverse incentives for schools.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:21:00

Governor pushes sea change in higher education funding

The change could be a positive one — but only if it is implemented in the right way. As with K-12 education, making funding contingent on performance is potentially fraught.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:03:00

Maria Markham recommended for top position at Department of Higher Education

Markham is currently a vice chancellor at Cossatot Community College in De Queen, a campus of the University of Arkansas system.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 14:29:00

Joseph Jones named president of Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College today announced that Dr. Joseph Jones has been selected as the new president of the college.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:09:00

Priority: Former UA student leader says it should be students over football

A former University of Arkansas student president writes to criticize new Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz for backing a massive stadium expansion project over educational priorities on campus.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 16:15:00

UPDATE: UA chancellor pays a call; talks bathrooms, Razorbacks and more

Joseph Steinmetz, the new chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is making a bus tour around Arkansas and perhaps a measure of the thoroughness of his effort was a stop of nearly an hour yesterday at the Arkansas Times.My impressionistic take: Good.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 16:59:00

Pryor misses UA meeting, but sends in questions on stadium expansion

A health problem has kept David Pryor away from this week's University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, but it has not kept him from submitting a detailed list of 33 questions about a proposed expansion of Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, a $100 million project.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:16:00

Fitz Hill to step down as president at Arkansas Baptist College at end of August

ABC's news release praised Hill for his leadership and said he will lead a "new venture at the college" but was unclear about the nature of that venture.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 13:47:00

New UA Board appointments will leave Northwest Arkansas without representation

Because of Hutchinson's latest two appointments, the Board will not be represented by anyone who actually lives in the 3rd District.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:11:00

Hutchinson names Sheffield Nelson, Kelly Eichler to University of Arkansas Board

Gov. Hutchinson named Kelly Eichler and Sheffield Nelson to the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees today.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:07:00

U. of Arkansas bans 'hoverboard' scooters

The Arkansas Traveler, the student newspaper of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, reports that UA has moved to ban the small, two-wheeled scooters known as "hoverboards" from all university facilities, a decision that was effective on Dec. 18. The electric scooters require a standing operator to make small adjustments of the feet and legs to move forward, backward or brake. Lean forward, and they move forward. One of the hot toys this Christmas, the tricky devices have been responsible for a slew of injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and cuts requiring stitches.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 07:22:00

Kochs buying influence in higher education. UA on recipient list.

An examination of tax records shows the billionaire Koch brothers are investing more in higher education, typically in ways to enhance their ideological aims. The University of Arkansas ,familiar with getting money for programs admired by rich people, is on the Koch list of beneficiaries.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 09:48:00

Joseph Steinmetz, Ohio State provost, picked to be next chancellor at University of Arkansas

Insiders say Joseph Steinmetz, the provost at Ohio State University, will be the pick to be the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 08:01:00

Taxpayer-subsidized football: Deductions for the good seats

Luxury suite seating at Razorback Stadium raises again the taxpayer subsidy provided people who can afford the expensive seats at major college sporting events, particularly football.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 14:29:00

UALR's Joel Anderson announces plans to retire next June

UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson has just circulated a note to faculty announcing his plans to retire June 30, 2016.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 13:25:00

UALR gets $20.3 million grant to build visual arts center

UALR announced today that the Windgate Charitable Foundation has awarded the university a $20.3 million grant for the equipment for and construction of a new 71,636 square-foot visual arts building.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 08:46:00

UALR copes: Realignment proposed for non-academic units

UALR's on-going studies of ways to streamline operations in the face of a budget crunch includes a recommendation to combine three non-academic units into a new school, with some possible reductions in staff.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:58:00

Tysons give $5 million for UA agriculture research

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods have made a $5 million gift to toward the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, a $16.3 million project of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:50:00

College cost increases outstrip any lottery 'fix'

Talk of a "fix" of the state lottery and its scholarship program overlook the dramatic rise in college costs that outstrips anything the scholarship program is able to provide.

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