Higher education

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 16:49:00

Rich Mountain Community College merges with UA System

Rich Mountain Community College of Mena has officially merged with the University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Business reports.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:32:00

Pulaski Tech merger with UA system official; new name: UA-Pulaski Tech

Pulaski Technical College, effective today, is University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College, or UA – Pulaski Tech.The college's merger with the UA system was signed into law by Governor Hutchinson on Monday.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:53:00

Universities issue statements in response to Trump's executive order; many students potentially impacted

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have both issued statements in response to President Donald Trump's controversial executive order. UA Fayetteville has more than 100 people on campus from the affected countries who have visas to study, visit, and work in the U.S. There are  55 UA Little Rock students from those countries.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:58:00

Funding formula change for higher ed passes the House

The House passed Governor Hutchinson’s plan to alter the funding formula for higher education by 80-10, with 3 voting present. The bill, filed by Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle), would send state dollars to public colleges and universities based on performance. The state now awards colleges and universities money mostly based on enrollment.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:50:00

More anti-immigrant legislation: bill would defund colleges with 'sanctuary' policies

Smith's bill would render any state-supported institution of higher education ineligible for state funding if it adopts a "sanctuary policy ... whether formally enacted or informally adopted."

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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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