Tag Archives: Higher Education

Damascus | Oregon College Of Art And Craft | Coordination – OPB’s Think Out Loud

An Oregon Court of Appeals ruling invalidated the 2016 Damascus disincorporation vote. The ruling has divided the small rural community and left a host of legal and logistical questions in its wake. The plaintiff, Jim De Young, a former city councilor, and others are meeting to try to figure out the way forward. Last weekend the Oregon […]
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Editorial: PSU severance deal shows perils of presidential searches

We’re willing to bet that among the folks who have been closely following recent events at Portland State University are members of the committee charged with selecting the next president of Oregon State University. The drama at PSU serves as a reminder of how high the stakes are when the time comes to find a […]
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SOU tuition to increase by up to $1,170 next year

SOU tuition will be more expensive for the 2019-2020 school year. It will increase between five percent and 13.5 percent. The SOU Board of Trustees said the exact amount depends on if a student is a resident or a nonresident and the Oregon legislature’s budget for higher education. Source: SOU tuition to increase by up […]
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Enrollment at Oregon’s Public Universities

Enrollment in higher education is largely counter-cyclical. Enrollment tends to soar during periods of recession and drop during expansions. Nationally, and here in Oregon, we are in the midst of a historically long economic expansion with many economists agreeing we are at or near “full employment.” Based on where we are in the business cycle […]
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Don’t leave higher education behind

The recent “Operation Varsity Blues” headlines and cast of characters have been compelling: stars and the super-wealthy paying outrageous bribes to place their children in exclusive colleges and universities. It’s a polar opposite scenario to that of Oregon’s public colleges and universities, which are in the business of finding ways to include rather than exclude […]
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Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry

In the coming weeks, thousands of college students will walk across a stage and proudly accept their diplomas. Many of them will be hungry.

Majoring in marijuana: Colleges ramp up industry training

Marijuana companies are on the prowl for new employees, but experience growing weed in the basement likely won’t fly on a résumé. The bar for entry-level positions is moving higher as marijuana companies grow so fast it is no longer practical to train workers new to the industry. Growers and dispensaries increasingly want employees with […]
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Education in Oregon

Here are the key facts to know about education in Oregon. (video) Source: Education in Oregon

Opinion: Restricting college donors hurts schools, students, not the elite

Recently, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden announced his intention to sponsor legislation addressing corrupt admissions practices at elite colleges. He is proposing to end the tax benefit for donations made to postsecondary institutions before or during the enrollment of the child of a donor’s family. Source: Opinion: Restricting college donors hurts schools, students, not the elite […]
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Editorial: Pay veterans the benefits they are owed

Central Oregon Community College, Oregon State University-Cascades and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs all say they are committed to serving veterans. But student veterans in Central Oregon have been denied or delayed in getting benefits they were owed. Thanks, in part, to the work of Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, and his staff the […]
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