Check out Northwestern College’s Billy Graham Community Life Commons, which the college says is “the centerpiece” or “family room” of the campus, which is in St. Paul. (Clarification: Technically, it’s Roseville, with part of the campus in Arden Hills.) The student center has already had a soft opening, but will have the official celebration in Read more

Colleges boost student fees to fill gaps in state funding Colleges are tacking on mandatory fees at a time when funding is declining. Meanwhile, lawmakers are demanding transparency. (USA Today) Gov. blasts California universities’ hiring of pricey presidents Gov. Jerry Brown has criticized leaders of California’s public universities for recruiting highly paid “hired guns” from Read more

While flipping through the higher education budget again, I was reminded of an interesting little tidbit on the legislature’s “education priorities” for both the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system:   Education Priorities 7.9 The Board of Trustees, in fulfilling the 7.10 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 7.11 136F.06, Read more