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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For the first time in decades, the economic headlines are hitting Hanover residents where they live. In February, Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and the region's second-largest employer, announced it was laying off 60 workers, all in nonfaculty positions, and eliminating another 90 jobs through early retirements and attrition, part…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Job Layoff
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Many public-university administrators are watching from the sidelines as the nation's credit markets seize up, trying to assess the impact on universities' and state bonding agencies' ability to issue debt. Already, California and Massachusetts have asked for federal help to cope with bills because municipal-bond markets remain largely closed.…
Descriptors: State Universities, Public Colleges, Educational Objectives, Financial Problems
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When NetJets, a private aviation company, announced it would keep and expand its operational headquarters in Ohio, Richard T. Santulli, chairman and chief executive, didn't give credit to tax breaks or any of the other incentives states and cities typically use to woo or retain corporations. Instead, he said the critical factor was the state's…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Governing Boards
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In this article, the author discusses the Democratic victories that have raised expectations on college campuses in part because a number of the gubernatorial candidates, including Deval L. Patrick, emphasized themes of access and affordability in their campaigns. Mr. Patrick, the governor-elect of Massachusetts, traveled to the University of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Financial Aid, Public Colleges, Higher Education
Fischer, Karin; Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Legislatures are set to convene in January in 43 states. This article presents the key issues that are expected to be debated by legislatures in states this year. These issues include: (1) Annulment of a controversial law in Texas that guarantees students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high-school classes admission to any public…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Tuition, Immigrants, Public Colleges