I recently received this from Darrell Downs, president of the Winona State University Faculty Association. You might remember him as the guy who said MnSCU’s Charting the Future plan smacked of overcentralization. Dear Governor Dayton: With the first Minnesota Miracle in 1971, Governor Wendell Anderson and the legislature hammered out a response to the inequitable Read more

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg writes in The Huffington Post why he disagrees with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s recent remarks on how he’s drafting legislation to change higher-education funding. In essence, the Republican governor said he wants college funding “not based upon how many butts in seats but how many of those butts can Read more

Just got this from MnSCU HQ: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board approves budget request to Legislature The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a recommendation from Chancellor James H. McCormick that the board request $630 million annually from the state in 2012 and 2013. The request is the amount Read more