While flagship universities have in recent decades increased their out-of-state and international student enrollments, regional public universities are dependent on in-state residents for meeting their enrollment targets and typically focus on promoting access to tertiary education for students who may not have access to elite institutions. Historically, states cut appropriations for higher education during recessions and then restored funding during the economic recovery phase. But the Great Recession and its aftermath proved to be an exception. In many states, funding had failed to fully rebound even a decade after the end of the Great Recession. … [Read more...] about Is there an economic case for saving regional public universities and mid-tier private colleges?
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The November results in Georgia explain why neither side is deviating. Biden clipped Trump in the state by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 5 million cast. But Perdue led Ossoff by about 100,000 votes, finishing just short of the outright majority Georgia requires to avoid a runoff. Warnock led Loeffler in a separate special election. Both sides share a common conclusion: Each party has a pool of potential voters approaching 2.5 million. It’s just a matter of which side can coax more to cast ballots in a second round. … [Read more...] about One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia runoff races
Big Ten rules require teams to play at least six game in this abbreviated season to be eligible to play in the conference championship game. The minimum could drop if the average number of games played by all Big Ten teams falls below six (an average above 5.0 will be rounded up to six). … [Read more...] about No. 3 Ohio State Cancels Game at Illinois After Virus Spike
We have to explain “why voting is an important tactic and a larger strategy that's designed to bring about the change that [Georgians] seek,” Ufot said. “Part of it takes time; you have to listen. People will tell you what they care about, people will tell you what their priorities are. … It’s a great honor and great privilege and we try to be thoughtful while we're talking [to Georgians] about voting and why [it matters].” … [Read more...] about Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs
“People ask why now? One because Universal is still using the edited poster to promote the movie overseas, two no one said any thing when they went back ten years and ask [Kevin Hart] to explain his ‘tweet’ that kept him from hosting the Oscars… not one person said why now…” wrote Love. … [Read more...] about Actor Faizon Love Sues Universal for Cutting Black Stars Out of ‘Couples Retreat’ Publicity Posters