Tag Archives: Higher Education

Guest column: Job outlook for college graduates… is college worth the time and money?

Why do students shell out tens of thousands of dollars per year at colleges? So they can get jobs … in theory. Today, 53% of graduates are overeducated for their positions, meaning they did not need to go to college to obtain the job that they have. Why are so many graduates facing this issue, […]
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HECC approves UO resident undergrad tuition plan

Plan includes emergency funds for low-income students. The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission on Thursday approved the University of Oregon’s resident undergraduate tuition plan for the 2019-20 school year. As the state budget for public universities stands currently, the tuition increase would be 6.91 percent. The HECC is required to approve any Oregon university tuition […]
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State commission approves tuition increase

The University of Oregon’s in-state tuition hike was approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Thursday in Salem. If the current state funding proposal is finalized, tuition and fees will increase 6.91 percent for in-state students next year, which is an extra $822 dollars for 45 credits. This comes a month after the […]
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Opinion | The Anti-College Is on the Rise

If you cannot access directly from the New York Times, you can access the story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access.  library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. A small band of students will travel to Sitka, Alaska, this month to help reinvent higher education. They won’t be taking online courses, or […]
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Coming to terms with history: Student’s article on campus building names sparked controversy and change

Marcus Trinidad didn’t major in history, but he managed to make some during his four years at Oregon State University. As a freshman, Trinidad ignited a fiery debate on campus and in the community with a 2016 article in The Daily Barometer, OSU’s student newspaper, that raised questions about the propriety of having buildings named […]
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Ethics Commission launches preliminary review of former PSU President Shoureshi

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has launched a “preliminary review” of Rahmat Shoureshi, who resigned under fire as president of Portland State University. If the commission opts to follow through with a full-blown investigation, it could shed new light on a story that has been cloaked in secrecy. Source: Ethics Commission launches preliminary review of […]
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Governors highlight COMP-NW graduation ceremony

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (COMP-NW) held its fifth commencement ceremony on Friday morning, sending 104 newly minted doctors into the world. The occasion was marked by the presence of the only two women who have served as Oregon governors, Barbara K. Roberts — the state’s 34th governor — and […]
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OSU approves $1.4 billion budget

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday adopted a budget of nearly $1.4 billion for the coming fiscal year amid warnings of continued austerity measures. Meeting on the university’s main campus in Corvallis, the board also approved a “leadership profile” for OSU’s next president and heard an update on plans to reclaim a […]
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Oregon State University Approves New $1.3 Billion Budget But Still Faces Gap

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees Friday approved a budget of more than $1.3 billion for the next fiscal year, beginning in July. The board is asking university leaders to prioritize funding toward recruiting and retaining students and faculty and promoting diversity and inclusivity. Other key priorities include advancing construction on the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend. Source: […]
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EOU strengthens online marketing, recruitment and retention

A new agreement with Learning House, a Wiley brand, opens expansive opportunities to empower online students through Eastern Oregon University’s high-quality programs. Learning House will work with EOU staff to manage online enrollment, provide online student retention services, conduct market research, and execute marketing campaigns for EOU Online. Source: EOU strengthens online marketing, recruitment and […]
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