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As reported, "Rogers suggested that a faculty member, administrator, a student and a couple members of the business community would be a good mix for such a committee."

That would be a fair and responsible way to fill the vacant positions.

(Suggest removal) 11/12/08 at 10:30 p.m.

Raising tuition is the wrong move for Nevada's Higher Education System. Tuition rates are one of the few qualities that set Nevada apart from other state systems. In an attempt to make Nevada a leader in education we need to find additional sources of revenue to fully fund our system. Nevada's Education System should be developed organically (developing our own unique model) with as much access as possible for people to attend college, and the Millennium Scholarship is part of that unique model. Unfortunately, in any system remedial classes are sometimes necessary, and some students should not be chastised or barred from college because he or she has not yet reached the right achievement level. Instead, the system should meet those deficient challenges and add additional classes to help students make the transition to college level work or other areas in which further help is needed. The UNLV Writing Center is a perfect example of such a great program as it helps students learn to become better writers. More of these services should be offered.

Raising tuition would create a disincentive for people to seek higher education at a time when more of Nevada's youth should be entering and graduating from college.

Education is so fundamental to our state that the residual benefits and positive externalities which greatly outweigh raising tuition rates for students. Therefore, additional revenue sources should be sought from other areas in addition to reviewing organizational policies and procedures that might cost the system money (unneeded red-tape).

(Suggest removal) 11/11/08 at 9:23 a.m.

I think anyone involved in higher education would be adamantly opposed to appointing Beers or Whipple to fill the vacant Board of Regents position. They both likely lost their campaign re-elections due to their policy positions on education. Appointing one of them to the vacancy would be a slap in the face to the voters and the voters' mandate that the citizens of Nevada want a greatly improved Education System.

(Suggest removal) 11/11/08 at 9:21 a.m.

Dr. Dina Titus will work hard for Nevada. I know she will always have UNLV in the back of her mind while in DC.

(Suggest removal) 11/5/08 at 1:05 a.m.

Congratulations to Allison Copening! She is a welcome change to the Nevada state senate. She worked a great campaign. I know she will work hard for Nevada, and I welcome her policies to improve Education and provide more water to southern Nevada as described in her last debate with the outgoing Beers.

(Suggest removal) 11/5/08 at 12:56 a.m.

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