Rob Lierenz is the first member of his family to attend college. The Kent State University senior plans to graduate in December with degrees in political science and economics. He'll also leave KSU with "at least $30,000 worth of debt," he told an audience near the Statehouse Wednesday.
Gov. John Kasich is threatening to “take an ax” to state funding of Ohio’s public universities and colleges if they fail to cut costs and make tuition more affordable.
Gov. Scott Walker and aides scrambled Thursday to respond to revelations that his administration had insisted to University of Wisconsin officials on scrapping the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding principle for the state's universities for more than a century.
“The state’s money is the core of how we go out and hire faculty and hire advisers and hire the people that do the work,” he said. “The more that comes from public support, the less that has to be put on the burden of the students.”
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's state faced a big budget deficit. To solve it, he plans to decimate one of the most respected and productive university systems in the country. And he plans to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for a professional basketball arena.
University of Wisconsin System president Ray Cross blasted Gov. Scott Walker’s suggestion that faculty could lessen the impact of his proposed $300 million budget cut by teaching more classes.
Read the full article in The Wisconsin State Journal.
CINCINNATI – Finding a way to pay the ever-rising costs of college poses a huge obstacle for low- and middle-income families.
A high-powered panel, including college presidents and Ohio's top higher ed official, met at University of Cincinnati Wednesday to share ideas on making higher education more affordable for everyone.
Chancellor John Carey, President Santa Ono, and Cincinnati State President O'Dell Owens will be at UC discussing higher education funding on Wednesday, January 28th at 10 am in the Annie Laws room at Teachers College on the Uptown Campus. The event is being described as a precursor to Governor Kasich's proposed budget.