higher education

5:37 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

University of Louisville Met Its $1-Billion Fundraising Goal

The University of Louisville got contributions from 75,000 donors from every state and every Kentucky county to meet its $1-billion fundraising campaign, school officials announced Thursday.

The Charting Our Course campaign began in 2007.

UofL President James Ramsey said he did not expect the funds to be raised so quickly.

"At the time, a billion dollars sounded overwhelming," he said.

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9:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

University of Louisville Medical School Put on Accreditation Probation

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The University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by its accrediting body.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the body that issues accreditation to medical education programs in the United States and Canada, has expressed concern in nine areas of UofL’s Medical School.

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1:50 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Ray Wallace, IU Southeast's Next Chancellor, Wants People to Finish Degrees and More Outreach

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IU Southeast next chancellor said one place of emphasis will be finding people in Southern Indiana and Louisville who've started but never finished degree programs.

The demographic research shows that the region has plenty of people who fit that description, said Ray Wallace, who this week was appointed IU Southeast's next leader.

So that's one area he'll want to focus.

“We need to do a better job, I think, in terms of working with people to complete their degrees," Wallace said.

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4:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Murray State University Has a New President

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MURRAY — Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Deno Curris is optimistic about the working relationship the board will have with the university's next president.

The regents unanimously chose Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies to be  MSU's 13th president on Wednesday.

Board relationships were at the heart of former President Randy Dunn’s dismissal last year. With that in mind, Curris says the board was intently focused on its relationship with MSU’s next president.

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9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Kentucky House OKs College Scholarship Program for Coal Counties

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A bill that would provide up to $5,000 in college scholarships for high-school students in Kentucky's coal-producing counties has passed the state House.

Lawmakers voted 92 to 0 in support of the bill. It would establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program, which would promote bachelor’s degree attainment for students in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

The plan will use about $4 million in coal-severance funds set aside in Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.

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3:03 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities?

U of L student body president Carrie Mattingly says she's planning multiple trips to the state capitol this year to advocate for more higher education funds.

As the University of Louisville's student government president, Carrie Mattingly's job is to be the voice of her peers—and she said tuition increases hurt student wallets. But so do other costs associated with college.

“Housing has gotten to be a really sizable cost," she said. "If you don’t plan for it it’s really difficult to cover that with a part time job."

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2:44 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees

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Working adults in Kentucky could soon have another option for completing their college degrees.

That option is called the Commonwealth College, which would be an online program that would allow students to complete work at their own pace. 

Although Gov.  Steve Beshear’s latest budget proposal cut higher education by 2.5 percent, or $23 million, there were some bright spots for public colleges and universities.

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11:00 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Finalists to be IU Southeast Chancellor to Appear on Campus

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The four finalists to be the next chancellor of Indiana Southeast will chat in the next several days with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Following the finalists' visits to the New  Albany campus, the search committee will make recommendations to top Indiana University system administrators as to who should replace Sandra Patterson-Randles, who retired last year as IU Southeast's chancellor.

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7:56 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Budget Preserves K-12 Education, 5% Cuts For Most Agencies

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FRANKFORT—Making good on his pledge to reinvest in K-12 education, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's biennial budget would restore public education funding to 2008 levels, with a pledge of $189 million in a budget greater than $20 billion.

But Beshear said his budget was was made possible in large part by a 5 percent cut across many state agencies. 

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4:30 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Kentucky's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received

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Kentucky state university presidents have signed a letter requesting more money for higher education, but one leading official is "less confident" it will receive attention this budget session.

The letter, sent to state legislators, was signed by all eight state university presidents and the community and technical college system president.

(Read the letter here)

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