Public Universities

Public Worker Union in NC to Allow Student Athletes to Join as State Employees

Public Worker Union in NC to Allow Student Athletes to Join as State Employees
Two months after a federal labor official ruled that football players at Northwestern could create the nation's first union of college athletes, a North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees. The North Carolina union's decision would not require a team vote and is based on an individual athlete's choice on whether to join.
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Aaron Beard
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The 'Severe Crisis' of Higher Education: Country Club Campuses, Budget Cuts and Out of State Students

The 'Severe Crisis' of Higher Education: Country Club Campuses, Budget Cuts and Out of State Students
James Garland was president of Miami University — a public university in Ohio — for a decade, retiring in 2006 after spearheading a number of changes aimed at raising the school’s profile and pulling in more out-of-state students, who pay higher tuition and are typically wealthier. He now has second thoughts about the trends in higher education, saying public universities are in the midst of a "severe crisis."
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Marian Wang
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Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States

Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States
Across the country, a small but growing number of public universities are looking to cut deals with state lawmakers that scale back direct oversight, often in return for less funding or for meeting certain performance targets. Over the past few years, schools in Texas, Virginia and Florida have all gotten more flexibility to raise tuition. Other plans have recently been broached, though with less success, in Wisconsin, California and Louisiana.
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Marian Wang
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