Tag Archives: Higher Education

How higher education lost Washington

Few sectors of the economy have been hit harder in the proposed overhaul of the federal tax code than higher education. The legislation calls for new taxes on graduate students and the endowments held by wealthy institutions, and the elimination of several student and family tax benefits. College leaders I have talked with in recent weeks seem to […]
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Higher education leaders in Oregon nervously wait as tax plan still could be ‘devastating’ to students

College students and campus administrators in Oregon are nervously watching Congress to see whether the final Republican tax plan includes policies that private and public university leaders alike say would be devastating for students. Source: Higher education leaders in Oregon nervously wait as tax plan still could be ‘devastating’ to students

Opinion | The Right Way to Fix Universities

Tax universities? The unthinkable is now a live possibility. Congressional plans to tax the endowments of wealthy private schools and the tuition benefits of graduate students have elicited outrage from universities and schadenfreude from Trump supporters. Missing in this outcry — and in the pending tax legislation — is a recognition of the long history […]
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Colleges puzzled by surge in FAFSA verification requests

Colleges and universities are reporting a surge in students being asked to verify information on their federal financial aid applications, a time-consuming process that school officials fear could derail low-income applicants. Every year, about one-third of all students who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, must provide further proof […]
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OSU-Cascades’ plan for its 128-acre campus

Oregon State University-Cascades will soon submit an application to the city of Bend for review of its master plan, which details how the campus will look when it’s finished. The university, which opened its new campus in southwest Bend in fall 2016, expects it will submit its master plan to the city by the end […]
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Privatizing Oregon’s Largest Universities Would Be ‘Complex’

What would it look like if Oregon’s largest public universities fell into private control? It’s an idea that surfaced recently as a possible way to save the state money. But the people who floated the suggestion also acknowledged that it’s a bit of a long shot. The suggestion came as part of an effort to trim […]
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Serious disconnect between higher ed, employers calls for more coordination | Wire Commentary

With the recent release of this year’s rankings, U.S. News also included median starting salaries for graduates as part of their calculation. Yet, while this is a great first step, it still doesn’t paint a complete picture of how well colleges are preparing their students for today’s workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]
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BMCC recruiter goes full-throttle

College enrollment jumps 11 percent as local recruitment ramps up. Last year, J.J. Hill drove about 10,000 miles from high school to high school in his ride — a silver Subaru Crosstrek emblazoned with the Blue Mountain Community College logo. On Wednesday, the BMCC recruiter chatted with 25 Echo High School seniors about college. He […]
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Green Cannabis | ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ – OPB’s Think Out Loud

As the cannabis industry expands in Oregon, more people are paying attention to the environmental impact of its cultivation, like energy and water use. We speak with Jesce Horton, the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens and a board member for Oregon’s Resource Innovation Institute, about moves towards environmental sustainability in Oregon’s cannabis industry. Portland State University political science professor Bruce […]
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UO committed to recruiting in-state students | Opinion |

It is an undeniable fact: The University of Oregon educates fewer Oregonians than it did just a few years ago. Our early enrollment data estimate that 9,577 full-time resident undergraduates have started classes this fall at the UO, down from 10,915 in 2012. This trend also affects most of our sister institutions in Oregon. It […]
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