higher education

7:32 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Report finds cuts in state funding driving up college tuition in Michigan

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State lawmakers have tied funding to factors such as limiting tuition increases
Students at Michigan's universities can blame state politicians for about 60% of the tuition increases they've experienced over the last 13 years, a new report by the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency finds. The other 40% of the blame goes to universities for increasing their spending, according to the report authored by HFA Deputy Director Kyle Jen.
7:10 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Both sides confident after Supreme Court oral arguments over affirmative action

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Both sides say diversity is important
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Attorneys from both sides of the Scheutte v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case projected confidence as they emerged from the Supreme Court building early Tuesday afternoon. The court heard one hour of arguments in the case, which will decide whether Proposition 2 - a constitutional amendment outlawing race-based affirmative action passed by Michigan voters in 2006 - is unconstitutional.
7:03 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Long-term liabilities grow at Michigan universities

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Building projects and retiree health care are major course of borrowing
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Debt and long-term liabilities have grown over the past decade at colleges and universities throughout Michigan. The increases occurred as universities borrowed to help finance new construction projects and liabilities, such as retirement health benefits, grew in cost.
Kalamazoo College
8:12 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Kalamazoo College says it's raised two-thirds of campaign goal

Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building - file photo
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Kalamazoo College says it has raised $84-million in The Campaign for Kalamazoo College. 

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WMU enrollment
9:38 am
Thu September 19, 2013

WMU enrollment figures show increase in new freshmen

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Credit WMUK

Smaller upper level classes led to an overall decrease. 

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