Tag: higher ed

Cut Again? — Public Higher Ed in CT

Bipartisan budget cuts public colleges, spares financial aid BY JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR 10/20/2017 The tentative state budget agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders would cut the state’s share of funding for public colleges and universities by $79…

Short Sighted Republican Higher Education Cuts

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts  PHOTO | PETER MORENUS, UCONN –PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal – As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called “unprecedented” proposed GOP budget cuts to the university,…

Hello CT — Look What Rhode Island Did! – Free Community College

Rhode Island just made community college free by Katie Lobosco  — August 4, 2017– Money.cnn.com — Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover…

Education is not and Should NOT be a “Business”

Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business –By KRISTIN WONG–JULY 31, 2017 — New York Times– The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…

Attack on Free Speech and Academic Freedoms

Old Criticisms, New Threats Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues. Colleen Flaherty–June 26, 2017 — Inside Higher…

How Long Will It Take For CT To Dream– Now Is The Time

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort by Jack Kramer, CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of…

Don’t Close Community Colleges

Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded CSCU President Mark Ojakian at a town hall meeting in Middletown on proposed cuts and reorganization to the state colleges and universities system. (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant)  By ELIZABETH KEIFER — opinion in Hartford…