- Higher ed contemplates fallout of financial exigency
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
- It’s more in anger than in sorrow when Victor Katz reflects on how the university where he taught for nearly four decades essentially went bankrupt. Yes, the University of the District of Columbia somehow carried on despite the dismissal of a third of its faculty in 1997, he said. “But I don’t think you can call it surviving,” said Katz, 68, a mathematics professor who retired five years ago.
- Economist is no fan of state’s cash grab
- Saturday, March 5, 2011
- John Cole, the newest member of the Clark County School Board, knows finance and the art of debt. His knowledge of bonds is coming in handy. He also knows about a bad economy; he has a master’s in business administration from Eastern Illinois University.
- Hundreds urge lawmakers to battle proposed cuts to education
- Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
- It was a standing-room only, largely partisan crowd Monday night at Green Valley High School that urged state lawmakers to fight budget cuts in education proposed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
- Chancellor's memo outlines scenarios involving closures, consolidations
- Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
- In a sweeping memorandum on budget cuts dated Feb. 19, the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education asked college presidents to plan for enormous budget cuts.
- UNLV professor’s proposal to close 5 Nevada campuses is met with skepticism
- Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
- The plan proposed by a UNLV professor is simple.
Still, it has vast implications for more than 114,000 students, 7,000 professors and other employees at nine colleges and universities in Nevada.
- UNLV campus arena gets thumbs-up from Vegas scion
- Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
- Thomas A. Thomas, a member of one of the valley’s founding families, was present at the creation of modern Las Vegas. So his endorsement of a proposal to build a sports arena at UNLV carried special weight.
- Clark County School Board hears the grim budget details it confronts
- Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
- This has all the makings of fiscal chaos: Before the Clark County School District knows how much money it’ll have for the next two years, it will have to do several other things first.
- School Board critical of Sandoval plan to use $300 million for state budget
- Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
- The Clark County School Board harshly criticized this morning a plan by Gov. Brian Sandoval to use $300 million in Clark County school construction bond money to help balance the state budget.
- UNLV president’s somber warning on budget cuts moves faculty to tears
- Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
- In what must have been one of his most painful tasks in office, UNLV President Neal Smatresk warned faculty leaders to prepare for a budget catastrophe — news that left some in tears.
- UNLV president plans for 'state of fiscal collapse'
- Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011
- UNLV President Neal Smatresk told a somber Faculty Senate on Tuesday that the administration was planning a kind of bankruptcy to deal with its budget crunch. Under the "financial exigency" plan, tenured professors could be fired and whole departments and programs more easily closed down.
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