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Public Colleges Call for State Funding Turnaround

Public Colleges Call for State Funding Turnaround

November 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Tennessee’s public universities say this is the year to stem the tide in budget cuts. The Board of Regents and University of Tennessee are asking for a $33 million increase in state funding.

Comptroller Finds Incomplete Implementation of ‘Complete College Act’

Comptroller Finds Incomplete Implementation of ‘Complete College Act’

May 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Now that funding for public universities in Tennessee depends on their graduation rates, the state comptroller says data they submit needs to be verified. State auditors have been tracking implementation of a set of laws meant to get more students finishing a degree.

Workers Welcome Insourcing, Higher Ed Embraces Turnaround in State Support

Workers Welcome Insourcing, Higher Ed Embraces Turnaround in State Support

January 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Governor Bill Haslam spent part of his State of the State address Monday highlighting two small, but meaningful shifts in Tennessee’s budget. One is a reversal in the trend toward privatization.

Mayor Dean to Attack College Graduation Rate with Summer Academy

Mayor Dean to Attack College Graduation Rate with Summer Academy

October 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean plans to start a summer academy focused on raising ACT scores and helping students fill out financial aid forms. It’s the first element of his plan to double college graduation rates in five years, a lofty goal he announced during his inaugural address last month.

Haslam: Higher Ed Institutions Need Focus before Merger Discussions

January 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Governor Bill Haslam says more savings can be found in focusing the missions of the state’s universities than merging them into one system. He addressed members of the Tennessee Higher Education System Wednesday.

Nashville VA Office to Hand Out Emergency Checks to Students on GI Bill

October 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Starting Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs will hand out emergency checks to former service members held up in a backlog of funding requests under the new GI Bill.